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Posted on September 4, 2016

We are no longer accepting inquiries into the email. But are now going through and trying to match email inquiries to the items below, IDs and Credit Cards. If we do not respond, it means we do not have your item. Any LOST IDs will be held until Monday of next week, 9.12, and then […]

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Top Ten Tips!
Posted on August 29, 2016

Here’s your annual Top Ten Tips for the best possible North Coast weekend.  Read below and be a pro! 1.) LOCATE THE TWO FREE WATER STATIONS Be sure to check out the MAP and locate the two free water stations.  They are located behind the Heineken House and next to the basketball courts just east […]

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Download the App!
Posted on August 26, 2016

The 2016 North Coast app is here!  It’s free to download and will have any last minute schedule notifications, the most up-to-date set times, a handy map, afterparty info, and important messages and tips from the organizers to make the most of your Summer’s Last Stand! Go HERE for iphone. Go HERE for Android.

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Merch Preview
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This year we’ve enlisted some talented artists from Chicago and beyond to give our merch a fresh look that hopefully appeals to all kinds of styles, an aesthetic we strive to carry throughout all aspects of North Coast. Most of the designs are by Lefty Out There. Tank Top by Tanzanite Productions.  The Hats by Grass Roots […]

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Lockers Available with Cell Charging
Posted on August 25, 2016

We’re teaming up with Entertainment Lockers so your Coastie squad can dance hands free! When you reserve a locker online, you will receive an email 24 hours before the fest containing your locker location, locker number, and lock combination so you can simply find and use your locker. If you rent a multi-day locker you’ll be […]

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Map Released!
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Here it is your 2016 Map! We have a few new features this year like a combined Living Gallery / Silent Disco and a Pop-Up Gallery. You might also want to familiarize yourself with the two water stations located in the same places as last year. Click the image below to enlarge and check it […]

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The Living Gallery Returns!
Posted on August 15, 2016

Being the home-grown, Chicago-bred festival it is, every year since it’s inception seven years ago, North Coast Music Festival has teamed up with art collectives Ava Grey Designs(Creative Agency/Production House) + The Elder Tree to create a space that is part Living Art Gallery and part homage to the history of street art. With it’s […]

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Set Times Announced!
Posted on August 11, 2016

Here you are Coasties, your 2016 Set Times! Create your custom schedule here and share with your friends to plan your weekend!

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Afterparties Announced!
Posted on August 9, 2016

North Coast Music Festival is thrilled to announce this year’s Official AfterParties, happening at the finest clubs and venues in Chicago! The fest ends at 10pm but your night doesn’t have to! There’s something for everyone with everything from jambands at concert halls to indie dj sets on downtown rooftops to classic house + techno […]

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No Online Fees Tickets Available at Concord Music Hall
Posted on August 3, 2016

We happy to announce for all you Coasties in the Chicagoland area, you can now grab hard tickets without the online fees! They are being sold out of the Concord Music Hall box office. Here’s the info: CASH ONLY.  No credit cards accepted. BOX OFFICE HOURS: Tue – Fri: 1pm – 7pm (if there’s a […]

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Toast of the Coast BATTLE ROYALE!
Posted on July 29, 2016

CONGRATS TO NASTY SNACKS, NATIVE AND RIC WILSON FOR WINNING THE BATTLE ROYALE! STAY TUNED FOR THEIR SET TIME AT THE FEST AND CATCH THEIR PERFORMANCE BEFORE THEY BLOW UP! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ North Coast is thrilled to present.. 2016 Toast of the Coast BATTLE ROYALE! Wednesday August 3rd at 1st Ward Events, The Chop Shop, Chicago, 2033 W North […]

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Heineken House Returns!
Posted on July 27, 2016

Heineken House makes its much-anticipated return to North Coast Music Festival in 2016! Performances featuring some of Chicago’s iconic House Music DJ’s including Alan King, Jesse Saunders and Wayne Williams of the Chosen Few DJ’s the House will transform into the dance party to end all dance parties. As day turns to night the energy […]

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Get Hyped Video!
Posted on July 14, 2016


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Top 5 Reasons to Go VIP!
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What better way to end your Summer than going big at North Coast with VIP passes?You’ve worked hard all Summer long so treat yourself!    Here’s our Top 5 Reasons to go VIP at NCMF: 1.) RESERVED VIEWING AREAS!  No more missing other bands while waiting up against the front barricade for your favorite band to […]

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Preferred Hotel Rates Available for Limited Time!
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Got your tickets?  Now it’s time to book hotel! We’ve teamed up with two great hotels to give you options for you and your crew North Coast weekend. These rooms are limited so don’t delay! HARD ROCK HOTEL – $169 – $189/night + tax. Rate expires August 12th. The Hard Rock is located in the heart […]

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WIN 4-pack of VIP + The Claypool Lennon Delirium Merch Pack!
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Win 4-pack of VIP tix + The Claypool Lennon Delirium Merch Pack

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New to 2016 – Pop-Up Art Gallery! Now Accepting Submissions
Posted on July 13, 2016

In the spirit of Chicago summer fun, North Coast Music Festival 2016 is hosting it’s first ever local artist pop-up gallery. Artists are invited to create pieces for our “Chicago” themed show. This art will be displayed at the festival Sept 2nd- 4th for its 20K anticipated attendees. If selected, the artist will receive two 3-day VIP […]

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Toast of the Coast Competition!
Posted on July 5, 2016


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Single Days Announced + On Sale Now!
Posted on June 15, 2016

June 15, 2016 — North Coast Music Festival’s (NCMF) is thrilled to announce the daily artist lineup and release single day tickets for the seventh annual installment – happening Labor Day Weekend at Union Park!  Single day tickets start at $55 for GA, and $90 for VIP, while three-day passes remain reasonably priced at $159 for GA, and $259 for VIP. […]

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Your Full 2016 Lineup is Here!
Posted on June 1, 2016

With each day that passes, North Coast Music Festival’s (NCMF) seventh annual installment at Union Park draws nearer and nearer. After revealing the first phase of the event’s incredible musical acts, we’re thrilled to announce the full lineup for 2016 in all its glory!   From hip hop and jam bands to funk and electronic […]

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Win Tix + Get Coastified by Devil’s Due comics!
Posted on May 16, 2016

Congrats to Anthony R. for winning and thanks for Devil’s Due Publishing! See you at the fest Ant! Get Coastified + Win a Pair of Tix!

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Buy before May 23rd and get a Free Mystery Merch Item!
Posted on May 9, 2016

Coasties, we stopped by our warehouse this week and decided to do a little Spring cleaning. So to hold you over until we release the final wave of artists in early June, we’d like to offer anyone who buys a ticket from now, Monday May 9th until Monday May 23rd a Free Mystery Merch Item […]

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Join the team – Earn Free Tickets!
Posted on May 5, 2016

This year we’ve teamed up with The Physical Network to give enthusiastic ( and perhaps a bit short on cash ) Coasties the opportunity to earn Free Tickets! For info, to sign up or just check out the program go HERE.

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Win 4-pack of VIP tickets! Chalk Mural Contest!
Posted on April 19, 2016

Grab three friends and head down to your local arts and crafts store Coasties it’s time to make some street art with chalk! We’re giving you creative Coasties a chance to WIN a 4-PACK of VIP tickets by creating a mural on your school’s sidewalk!  Please read the full rules below so you know all […]

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Payment Plan Now Available!
Posted on April 14, 2016

We hear you loud and clear Coasties!  We’re not the only fish in the sea and as fellow music fans we want you to be able to see your favorite artists live all year long!  A payment plan is now available so you can budget and plan out your 2016 festival season calendar! If you […]

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First Wave Lineup Announced!
Posted on April 8, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2016 — Coastie (Noun): An avid music festival fan who calls North Coast Music Festival home for three days a year. Thousands of Coasties lovingly refer to North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) as “Summer’s Last Stand.” This year, the seventh annual festival returns to Union Park over Labor Day Weekend […]

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