Festival Noize: Ultimate Music Exp., Tortuga Music Fest., Spring Awakening, Forecastle

Texas’ Ultimate Music Experience announces headliners … Fort Lauderdale’s Tortuga unveils lineup … Chicago’s Spring Awakening Music Festival announces dates … Louisville’s Forecastle Festival sets presale.

David Guetta, Hardwell and Tiësto are the three headliners being bandied about in today’s announcement from the .  Billed as “the largest spring break dance music event in North American history,” Ultimate will take over the Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark March 19-21.

Photo: John Davisson
Ultra Music Festival, Bayfront Park, Miami, Fla.

Promoted by Disco Donnie Presents and Global Groove Events, Ultimate is selling tickets, including three-day pre-party passes, right now.  Click here for more stuff you should know.

Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Jake Owen and Little Big Town are the big names on the lineup for Rock The Ocean’s .  Happening April 11-12 on the beach at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the weekend will also feature performances by Trace Adkins, Sublime With Rome, David Nail, The Mavericks, Colt Ford, Chase Rice, Sam Hunt, Frankie Ballard, Chase Bryant and many others.

Having already sold all of its presale tickets in early November, Tortuga will go up with $149 general admission, $699 VIP and $1,099 super VIP passes Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. EST.  These prices won’t last long and organizers promise the tickets will soon bump up to $165 G.A., $799 VIP and $1,299 super VIP. 

Payment plans and travel packages are available.  Follow this link for more information.

The fourth annual returns to Chicago’s Soldier Field June 12-14.

Although promoter React Presents has yet to reveal a lineup, you can buy non-upgradable general admission tickets right now during a limited holiday presale.  VIP tickets will go on sale soon.

Meanwhile, the folks at Spring Awakening have assembled this fine video detailing all the joy and wonder of this year’s event.

The in Louisville, Ky., will launch a special presale Dec. 5 at 12 p.m. EST.  The three-day festival, self-described as “celebrating the best in music, art and environmental activism,” will take place July 17-19 at the city’s Waterfront Park.

A limited number of general admission passes priced at $129.50 (plus applicable fees) will be available as will  G.A. travel packages.  Full ticketing options such as VIP, payment plans and single-day passes will go on sale sometime in early 2015 when promoter A.C. Entertainment announces the lineup.  Check out the festival’s website via this link after you watch the vid embedded below.