Top Ten Tips for North Coast 2013

Top Ten Tips for NCMF 2013

1. Get the App

Download the North Coast Fest App for up-to-date news and announcements! Create your custom schedule, view the map, use the flashlight and more! Check it out here.

2. Stay Hydrated

Bring your Camelbacks and Empty plastic containers, we doubled the amount of Free Water stations. One located where it was last year behind the baseball diamond and a second behind Dos Equis Stage 4.  You might even find a huge pallet of free water bottles in the middle of the field!

3. Gear Up and Rep North Coast All Year Round!

Last year we sold out of most of our Merch Items so don’t wait if you see something you like! Something for everyone, girls, boys, hip hoppers and hippies! Stop by the booth near the main entrance.

4. Early Check-In

Avoid lines and visit Will Call on Ashland Ave. Thursday 4pm-9pm! Grab your creds and/or tickets a day early and by-pass will call day of the fest… veteran move!

5. VIP Upgrades for 21+ Only

VIP Upgrades will be available at the entrance from GA to VIP this year. Elevated viewing platforms, private bar with cheaper prices and wider selection, air-conditioned trailer bathrooms and free bottled water. Not too shabby.

6. After Party Tickets On-Site

We’ll be selling tickets to the after parties on fest grounds. A few are close to selling out. Don’t wait to buy at the door later that night… they might be gone.

7. NCMF Streaming Free to Outer Space

Nothing will replicate the experience of joining your fellow Coasties at Union Park, but if for an Act of God you can’t make it this year..fret not! You can view the Free Live Stream at What’s up Japan!?!?

8. Protect Your Neck Against the Sun!

Summer’s Last Stand indeed! We’re looking at a bright, sunny and hot weekend so be sure to wear that sunscreen, take a break in the shade provided by beautiful Union Park trees and our Funktion Forms fabrics. It’s a marathon, not a sprint!

9. Bike Racks

This year we have free bike racks at the corner of Ashland and Lake St. Right there at the Green Line El-Stop. So take advantage, get a posse together and ride your bikes!

10. Make it count!

North Coast is indeed Summer’s Last Stand before school, before fall and before we have to wait another year! So be sure to experience North Coast in it’s fullest… dress up in crazy costumes, hug a stilt walker, visit the Living Art Graffiti Area, sample some of Chicago’s finest restaurants, visit the Dos Equis Jai Lai Lounge and most importantly, dance your tails off! Here’s to a great 2013! Bring positive vibes, help each other at the fest and we’ll see you in the front row!

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Festival Map Released

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Schedule Announced

North Coast Music Festival is ecstatic to announce the 2013 Schedule!

Click here to make your Custom North Coast 2013 Schedule


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Coastie Chalk Contest

Are you the type that loves using your creative side?  This is your chance to win passes to North Coast Music Festival 2013! Round up your friends and start planning a chalk mural now. We’re going to award (4) 3-Day Passes to the best chalk mural submitted! What qualifies as a chalk mural you ask?

- Must be a minimum of 10ft x 10ft.
- Must be completed on a college or high school campus.
- Must include date and location (August 30th – September 1st at Union Park Chicago)
- Must include “
- Deadline to submit is Wednesday August 21st at 3:30pm CST
Get creative and have fun! Submit your photos via Instagram or Twitter. Be sure to tag @NorthCoastFest on Instagram/Twitter and use the hashtag #NCMFCHALK!
Bonus points for tagging your school!
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Hip-Hop After Parties Announced

Hip-Hop Afters Announced

Friday, August 31, 2013

  • Just Blaze, Young Chop (DJ Set), Sasha Go Hard, Intel @ Bottom Lounge – Tickets

Sunday, September 1, 2013

  • Wu Tang Official After Party: U-GOD and RZA plus Special Guests @ Cobra Lounge – Tickets
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Toast of the Coast Winners Announced


Thanks to all the bands that made it this far, it was a tough decision but big congrats to ILLtek for winning the DJ Slot and Steady Flow for winning the Live Slot!  Look for them at North Coast and support up-and-comers!

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