Coastie Confessions Contest Launched

#CoastieConfessions ContestReveal your best Coastie Confession for your chance to win a pair of 3-day passes to North Coast Music Festival!

Do you have a ridiculous or unbelievable story from a prior North Coast Music Festival? We want to hear your #CoastieConfessions! The more unbelievable the better, but we don’t want to hear about you breaking the law! We’d have to disqualify you for it.

Submit a 15 second video of your most ridiculous or unbelievable story by uploading it to your Instagram account. Be sure to tag @northcoastfest and utilize the hashtag #CoastieConfessions!

Videos submitted must be 100% original content and feature the owner of the instagram account used to enter.

North Coast Music Festival and its associates reserve the right to disqualify any entrant who does not comply with the basic guidelines or jeopardizes the integrity of the contest.

Entries must be submitted by 3:30pm CST on August 8th, 2013.

Official After Parties for North Coast Music Festival 2013 Announced

North Coast Music Festival is ecstatic to announce the 2013 Official After Parties featuring Afrojack, The Disco Biscuits, RebelutionLaidback Luke, LotusA-Trak, Paper DiamondFuture RockAlunaGeorge, Skream, Capital Cities DJ Set, Passion Pit DJs and many more at some of Chicago’s finest venues, including the brand new Concord Music Hall! The 4th annual Dos Equis Toast of Coast Finalists will also face off at the MID on July 31, 2013 to see who will perform at one of the main stages at the festival. Discounted three day passes are still available, and single day tickets are on sale now at

NCMF 2013 Official After Parties Announced

Thursday, August 29, 2013

  • NCMF Pre-Party with Vicetone @ the Mid - Tickets

Friday, August 30, 2013

  • Laidback Luke w/ Clockwork, French Fries @ the Mid – Tickets
  • AlunaGeorge (Live) w/ Capital Cities DJ Set, Passion Pit DJ Set @ Concord Music Hall – Tickets
  • Paper Diamond w/ more TBA @ House of Blues – Tickets
  • Ghosthouse (Live) w/ Porn And Chicken @ Cobra Lounge – Tickets
  • Just Blaze w/ DJ Intel, more TBA @ Bottom Lounge – Tickets
  • On An On w/ Supreme Cuts, The Drum @ Lincoln Hall – Tickets

Saturday, August 31, 2013

  • Afrojack w/ Dean Cohen @ the Mid – Tickets
  • The Disco Biscuits @ Concord Music Hall – Tickets
  • Rebelution w/ Ojo de Buey @  House of Blues – Tickets
  • Skream w/ Thibault @ Bottom Lounge – Tickets
  • Bondax w/ Redux DJs, Equator Club @ Cobra Lounge – Tickets
  • Cherub (Live) & Poolside (DJ Set) @ City Winery – Tickets

Sunday, September 1, 2013

  • A-Trak @ the Mid – Tickets
  • Datsik w/ Terravita, Protohype, Must Die! @ House of Blues – Tickets
  • Lotus & Future Rock – Concord Music Hall – Tickets
  • Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/ Van Ghost @ Bottom Lounge – Tickets
  • El Ten Eleven & Orchard Lounge @ Lincoln Hall – Tickets
  • Cajmere w/ Friends @ Transit – Tickets
  • TBA @ Cobra Lounge

Eight Finalists for Toast of the Coast Contest Announced

It was a very tough decision but North Coast Music Festival organizers have chosen the Eight Finalists out of the Top 20 Vote Getters. Congratulations to the 2013 Toast of the Coast Contest Finalists!


Live Finalists

Dave Coresh


Amateur Hour

Steady Flow

DJ Finalists

+ONE (DJ Smoltz)

Dirty Wizardy

Eat U Alive Music


They will compete at The Mid in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in a Battle Royale for one LIVE spot and one DJ spot on a Main Stage at North Coast Music Festival.

Judges and Fan Response will determine the winners so come support your artists.

Hoop There It Is Contest Announced

Who’s the best hooper in the Midwest? We want to see your moves!

How to enter the Hoop There It Is Contest:

  • Hoop There It Is Contest AnnouncedSubmit a 15 second video of your best hoop move by uploading it to your Instagram account and tagging @northcoastfest #HoopThereItIs.
  • Music used must be from a North Coast Music Festival 2013 artist.
  • Video submitted must be 100% original content and feature the owner of the instagram account used to enter.
  • Bonus points for creative costumes and presentation.
  • North Coast Music Festival and its associates reserve the right to disqualify any entrant who does not comply with the basic guidelines or jeopardizes the integrity of the contest.

One (1) Winner will receive a pair of 3-Day Passes to North Coast Music Festival 2013.

Entries must be received by Friday, July 26, 2013 at 3:30 PM CST.

3-Day Passes almost Sold Out, Daily Lineup & Single Day Tix Announced

The 4th annual North Coast Music Festival, happening August 30th – September 1st in Chicago’s Union Park, is thrilled to announce the daily artist lineup and release single day ticketsA limited amount of general admission and VIP three day passes are still available, get them now while you can and save some money. General admission single day tickets start at $55, while three day passes remain reasonably priced at $150.

Single Day Tickets Now Available! 3-Days Almost SOLD OUT!

Tickets are on sale now through!

Friday, August 30, 2013

The Disco Biscuits • Mac Miller
Laidback Luke • Paper Diamond
RL Grime • AlunaGeorge • Just Blaze • Capital Cities
The Werks • Zoogma • French Fries • Dean Cohen
Ghosthouse • The Heard
Team Bayside High • Zebo • ProbCause
Jamie Lono • Xonic • Howie Doin

Get your Friday tickets here

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Nas • Skream • Gramatik • 
Aloe Blacc
 Future Rock • Conspirator • Seven Lions • El Ten Eleven
Flatbush Zombies • On an On • Bondax
The Knocks • DVBBS • heRobust
Russ Liquid • Thibault • Brassft Punk
Porn and Chicken  • Ghost Beach • Milk n Cookies

PHNM • My Boy Elroy • Animale
Kruser • D1rty Noize • Dakota • Enoptix

Get your Saturday tickets here

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Lotus • Rebelution • Gary Clark Jr • Purity Ring • A–trak
Datsik • Madeon • Claude Vonstroke • Emancipator • Danny Brown
JC Brookes & Uptown Sound • Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Cherub • Poolside (Live) • Midnight Conspiracy
Manic Focus • K.Flay • Ojo De Buey • The Coop • Gemini Club

Exmag • Pugs Atomz + Ill Legit • NORdjs • Paul Universe
Kings of Class • Danger Wayne • VIPeeps

Get your Sunday tickets here

North Coast Music Festival is also thrilled to announce the debut performance of EXMAG, featuring Gramatik, Eric Mendelson, Drastiq, Buffalo Analog, and Illumntr, bringing their mix of sexy and funky low tempo beats to Chicago!