AAHH! Fest 2015 Cancelled, Chicago Festival Plans to Return in 2016


Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Last year’s inaugural AAHH! Fest rivaled all other Chicago music festivals in just one day. Taking place at Union Park, the same grounds as Pitchfork and North Coast, the music festival (led by Chicago’s own, rapper Common) saw performances from Kanye West, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Twista, Dave Chappelle, Jay Electronica, Jennifer Hudson, De La Soul, MC Lyte, Lil Herb, Diggy Simmon and a huge community showcase hosted by Kanye’s foundation, Donda’s House. Unfortunately though, if you are excited to see how the exciting new festival tops itself this year, you can’t.

Citing a “very demanding year”, the new festival has cancelled its 2015 festival and hopes to return again in 2016. Festival organizers want to “wait and do it right,” Common told Chicago Magazine. “Because the first one was so great, we know the next one we do has to be great. And we just felt this year we didn’t have all the tools or things we wanted to make it as dope as it could be.” It is uncertain whether the festival and its affiliates experienced budget problems for bringing the festival back, but we are hopeful that AAHH! Fest will return next year.

While we wait for AAHH! Fest 2016, enjoy some of our photos and footage from last year’s event.

Photos and Video by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration


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