North Coast Music Festival
North Coast Music Festival

A few more bands, epic late-nights, and a chance for the Midwest’s next big band, MC, and DJ to claim the last spots on one of North Coast’s Main Stages

Posted on June 17, 2011

Today, organizers have unveiled the last four at-large festival additions: Latyrx (a Reunion feat. Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truth Speaker), New Mastersounds, Lettuce and Lance Herbstrong.  After today, the only three remaining spots on the entire bill will be rewarded through the second incarnation of the wildly popular “Toast of the Coast” play-in contest.

NCMF After Parties & No-Service-Fee Tickets

If you haven’t grabbed your festival passes yet, now’s the time to do so!  Because if you don’t have tickets to the festival, you can’t buy tickets to the first round of NCMF After Parties, announced and on-sale today.   You can grab these tickets free of convenience charges all weekend at The Mid/React/NCMF Booth at the Taste of Randolph.  3-Day Pass prices are soon to increase and all the afterparties last year SOLD-OUT so now is the time to buy.

  • Friday 9/2/2011STS9 w/ Big Gigantic, Up Until Now (feat. Murphy of STS9) – $25.00 advance – Congress TheaterBUY TICKETS
  • Saturday 9/3/2011Diplo w/ Zeds Dead, Lance Herbstrong – $25.00 advance – Congress TheaterBUY TICKETS
  • Sunday 9/4/2011Thievery Corporation (Live) – $25.00 advance– Congress TheaterBUY TICKETS
  • Sunday 9/4/2011The New Deal (Final Chicago Performance!) w/ Future Rock – $23.00 advance – House of BluesBUY TICKETS

To purchase tickets for these Official North Coast Music Festival After Parties, fans must purchase an equal or greater number of tickets to the Festival itself. A 3-Day Pass or North Coast Festival Groupon allows for purchase of up to 3 late night events tied to the fest, with many more still to be announced.  This way, festival-goers won’t lose out on the limited space at these Official afterparties to those that skipped the main event.

Toast Of The Coast Contest

Until July 1st, Midwest artists will be able to enter the competition through the festival website, followed by a two week voting period during which fans can log on to and vote once per day. On July 15th, the votes will be tallied and the Top 5 Vote-Getters and the Top 5 Judge’s Picks will be chosen to round out our 10 Finalists.  These finalists will each play a short set on July 20th for organizers, judges, and their fans at Chicago’s newest concert destination, The Mid (306 N. Halsted St.).  Wow them, as they’ll be picking one band, one MC, and one DJ to join the main stage lineup at this year’s fest.   Let the games begin!

Grab one of the remaining $95 discounted full-festival presale passes at!