2012 Festival Lineup

Lollapalooza may be the best known Chicago concert festival, but the North Coast Music Festival is quickly making a name for itself. The 2012 lineup, featuring the likes of Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, and Knife Party, is set to be one of the biggest Labor Day weekend festivals in the United States. The electronic, jam, and hip-hop festival began only two years ago in 2010, but for many chicagoans, the three-day concert has become a Labor Day tradition. For those in the Chicago area, it’s a must see event.

Check out the concert details and lineup information below:

North Coast Music Festival – Everything You Need to Know

Location: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph Street Chicago, IL
Dates: Friday August 31st – Sunday September 2nd
Times: Friday 3 PM – 10 PM, Saturday & Sunday 12 PM – 10 PM
Parking: Limited
Prohibited Items: Glowsticks, large lounge chairs, tents, knives or anything deemed a weapon, video or audio recording devices, professional cameras, pets, food, glass containers, aerosol cans of ANY kind, drugs or drug paraphernalia, unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling or giveaways.

2012 Festival Tickets
2011 Official Festival After Parties
2010 Festival Highlights
2011 Festival Lineup

North Coast Music Festival Final Lineup

Pretty Lights  , Girl Talk  , STS9  , Umphrey’s McGee, Axwell ,  Steve Angello ,  Knife Party ,  Atmosphere, Steve Aoki ,  Excision ,  Alesso ,  Paul Oakenfold, Big Boi ,  The Rapture ,  EOTO, Digitalism ,  Chuckie ,  Tommy Trash, Yelawolf ,  Modestep ,  Felix da Housecat, Future Rock ,  Mord Fustang ,  Beats Antique ,  YACHT ,  Dan Deacon, Gramatik ,  Rebirth Brass Band ,  BoomBox ,  Digital Tape Machine, Maya Jane Coles ,  Midnight Conspiracy ,  King Khan & the Shrines,  Thundercat, Papadosio ,  NiT GriT ,  Two Fresh,  Minnesota,  Savoy, Van Ghost ,  Com Truise ,  People Under the Stairs ,  Zion I, Mr. MFN eXquire ,  Auto Body ,  Thibault, Wyllys & The NY Hustler Ensemble ,  Zebo ,  Abdecaf ,  Family Groove Company, Team Bayside High ,  Strange Arrangement ,  Stratus ,  LoBounce, Gentlemen Hall ,  NORdjs ,  Paul Universe ,  Mario Florek, Kid Color ,  DJ SOLO ,  ProbCause ,  Orville Kline, Buhay ,  Mathien ,  Jamie Lono ,  Arts of Life Band,

Friday 3:00 PM Chicago, IL tickets from $68
Saturday 12:00 PM Chicago, IL tickets from $71
Sunday 12:00 PM Chicago, IL tickets from $72

North Coast Music Festival 2011

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Don’t let the slogan “Summer’s Last Stand” fool you. Although North Coast Music Festival is one of the summer’s last festivals, it’s sure to be a party. Taking place this labor day weekend, September 2-4, 2011 in Chicago, IL, the 2nd annual North Coast Festival is the perfect way to end your summer. Once again, the festival will take place at Union Park located at 1501 W. Randolph Street. Union Park, which is in the heart of Chicago, is the perfect venue for North Coast due to its green grass and beautiful city skyline.

North Coast Music Festival 2011 LineupAfter a successful inaugural festival last summer, North Coast is back with a bigger and better lineup. The lineup consists of an eclectic mix of electronic, hip-hop,  jam band, rock, and indie music. For a complete North Coast Music Festival 2011 lineup click here, or see below:

2011 Lineup

David Guetta * Bassnectar * STS9 * Wiz Khalifa * Thievery Corporation * Fatboy Slim * Common * Rusko * Gogol Bordello * Benny Benassi * Carl Cox * ATB * Lotus * Of Montreal * Wolfgang Gartner * Major Lazer * Little Dragon * Future Rock * Neon Indian * Zeds Dead * Big Gigantic * The Budos Band * James Zabiela * SBTRKT * Soul Rebels Brass Brand * Paper Diamond * Felix Cartal * Auto Body * Van Ghost * The Hood Internet * Rubblebucket * Orchard Lounge * Keys N Krates * California Wives * Midnight Conspiracy * Team Bayside High * Gemini Club * Loyal Divide * BBU * Zebo * The Coop * ProbCause * Wyllys * DJ Thibault * Great Divide * Perfect Kiss * Mario Florek * Nameloc * Pyro Fighter * Ghosthouse * Bandiit * The Werks * The Ill & The Restless * Orville Kline * Midwest Hype * NORdjs * Digital Driver * Fifth World * The Arts of Life Band * Intonation Music Workshop * More TBA

Update – Lineup Additions & Toast of the Coast Contest

Recently, North Coast Music Festival has announced the last four artist additions to the festival. The additions are as follows:

  • Latyrx (a Reunion feat. Lyrics Bornand Lateef the Truth Speaker)
  • New Mastersounds
  • Lettuce
  • Lance Herbstrong

In addition, North Coast has said that the last three remaining spots on the bill will be awarded to the winners of the 2nd annual “Toast of the Coast” competition. Midwest artists have until July 1 to enter the contest via North Coast Music Festival’s website. After that, there will be a two week voting period where fans will be able to vote for their favorite acts. On July 15, the top five vote-winners and the top five judge’s picks will become the ten competition finalists. On July 20, the ten finalists will play a show for the judges and fans at The Mid in Chicago, and one band, one MC, and one DJ will be chosen as the three winners. So remember, be sure to enter by July 1 to ensure your band is entered into the contest. Good luck, and may the best band (or MC or DJ) win!


Festival Dates & Hours

  • Friday, September 2, 2011: 4 pm – 10 pm
  • Saturday, September 3, 2011: 12 pm – 10 pm
  • Sunday, September 4, 2011: 12 pm – 10 pm


North Coast Music Festival Official After Parties

Friday, 9/2/2011

  • STS9 with Big Gigantic & Up Until Now (featuring Murph from STS9) – The Congress Theater
  • Wolfgang Gartner with SBTRKT – The Mid
  • The Hood Internet with Midnight Conspiracy – Bottom Lounge
  • JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound with Soul Summit DJs: Dave Mata, Duke Grip, &  Sloppy White – Double Door
  • James Zabiela – Sound-Bar


Saturday, 9/3/2011

  • Diplo with Zeds Dead & Lance Herbstrong – The Congress Theater
  • Carl Cox with Green Velvet – The Mid
  • The New Mastersounds with Van Ghost, Wyllys, & New York Hustler Ensemble – Bottom Lounge
  • BoomBox with Gramatik, Cherub, & DJ Solo – Double Door


Sunday, 9/4/2011

  • Thievery Corporation (Live) – The Congress Theater
  • The New Deal (final Chicago Performance) with Future Rock – House of Blues
  • ATB – The Mid
  • Lettuce with Soul Rebels Brass Band – Bottom Lounge


North Coast Music Festival 2010 Highlights

by RecTV.net

North Coast Music Festival 2010 Photos

North Coast Music Festival Crowd*


Umphrey's McGee at NCMF 2010*

Dan Kurtz of The New Deal & Crowd at NCMF 2010*

Damian Marley & Nas at NCMF 2010*

* All photos by Chad Smith

Stay tuned for the North Coast Music Festival 2012 schedule, updates & more North Coast Music Festival Late Nights.

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