Friday, February 7, 2014


Hey, blogspot readers, don't let the winter cold and doldrums get you down. It's time to think about spring/summer festivals, music and fun despite what the groundhog predicted. 

Recently, SouthSide received three announcements for the following events in which you should start saving the dates...

The North Coast Music Festival 2014 is set to return Friday, August 29 through Sunday, August 31 celebrating it's 5th Anniversary! Located in the beautiful city of Chicago, NCMF will bring another diverse range of established as well as up-and-coming artists of all music genres from EDM to swingin' Jazz, experimental/rock and more to Union Park. 

More details to come, blogspot readers, as soon as SouthSide receives it.

Spring Awakening Music Festival 2014 is ready to explode once again on Friday, June 13 through Sunday, June 15 at the historic Soldier Field. Now in its third year, fan can expect this SAMF is to be bigger than ever with featured headlining acts like Chicago's KASKADE, Colorado's PRETTY LIGHTS and the legendary DJ/producer TIESTO. Other featured acts include Knife Party, Diplo, Big Gigantic, Bingo Players, Eric Prydz and more across four stage, including two main stages. 

Check out the other acts scheduled to appear - 3LAU, A-trak, Alex Metric, Alvin Risk, Andy C, Arty, Blasterjaxx, Borgore, Caked Up, Candyland, Carnage,  Chuckie, Claude Von Stroke, Dastik, Derrick Carter, Destroid, DVBBS, Dyro, Feed Me (DJ set), Ferry Corsten, Gladiator, Green Velvet, Gregori Klosman, Kap Slap, Kill Paris, Kill the Noise, Laidback Luke, Manic Focus, Markus Schulz, Midnight Conspiracy, Moon Boots, Nervo, Oliver, Ookay, Paper Diamond, Pete Tong, Sander Van Doorn, Sandro Silva, DJ Snake, Thomas Gold, Tommy Trash ...AND MORE

Stay tuned for more details as they arrive...
Beginning Thursday, May 15 through Sunday, May 25, it will be the 8th annual London Burlesque Festival, blogspot readers! This unique, one of a kind festival (founded by internationally acclaimed producer Chaz Royal) will feature 11 days of 12 sizzling, sultry signature entertainment with 100+ burlesque stars performing. It will be packed with high profile events, fans can expect London Burlesque Festival 2014 to showcase the most eclectic and diverse acts within this genre. And SouthSide has been told this is the most prestigious event listed on the International Burlesque calendar.

Here's what LBF, Producer Chaz Royal had to say:
"...The London Burlesque Festival 2014 is without doubt the world's greatest festival of International Burlesque talent and I'm pleased the event is growing yet again. LBF 2014 will be hosting 7 of the 12 events at the historic Conway Hall in Holborn Central London. With a fully seated capacity for 400 patrons and excellent sight lines, it's the perfect venue for our larger events. LBF is set to raise the bar yet again with 11 evenings of signature shows including our daytime conference 'The Big Burlesque Day Out'. Th world's best burlesque & variety artists have been chosen to perform from 700+ submissions worldwide and we are thrilled to be back again for our biggest and best year yet..."

And remember, blogspot readers, burlesque has been "...quintessentially British for 150 years..."

Participants are encouraged to dress to impress and join the fun at this extravagant celebration of Burlesque in each of its exotic forms!

For more event details and tickets, visit

Until next time, support your local scene,

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