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Skrillex, Diplo, Moby, more for Soldier Field dance fest

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The rumors of a Skrillex show at Soldier Field are not exaggerated, after all.

Chicago will play host to an enterprising all-dance music festival this summer. An expanded Spring Awakening Music Festival will take place June 16-17 on the Stadium Green outside of Soldier Field.

Headliners include dance music's current superstar and recent three-time Grammy winner Skrillex (continuing an "insane" yearlong run for the young DJ), plus Diplo, A-Trak, Afrojack, Flux Pavilion, Laidback Luke, Wolfgang Gartner, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, as well as a DJ set by Moby.

Dozens of other artists fill out the two-day bill on three separate stages.

Two-day passes are on sale now ($99 general admission, $199 VIP) at

The Spring Awakening Festival began in 2008 at Chicago's Congress Theater. After selling out the venue the previous two years, the Congress and React Presents opted to expand the event to the Stadium Green, on the south side of Soldier Field, where Deadmau5 performed in 2010.

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