North Coast Music Festival 2013 Announced!

Friday, August 30th to Sunday, September 1st, 2013, the 4th annual North Coast Music Festival returns to Chicago’s Union Park! This year’s headliners include the legendary Wu-Tang Clan performing their seminal album, 36 Chambers, Grammy-award winning DJ & Producer Afrojack, Colorado duo Big Gigantic return to headline the festival, hip-hop staple NaS, and many more!

Stay tuned for the second announcement, including more headliners!

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Early Bird Presale sells out in 30 minutes!

After an incredibly successful third year, the North Coast Music Festival went on up with an exclusive early bird sale, selling out in under thirty minutes! The early bird sale hit at 10 AM this morning. By 10:30 AM, all the tickets had been sold. Fans were informed through the official North Coast Music Festival email list, and through Facebook and Twitter.

At this time, no artists have been announced for the fourth annual North Coast Music Festival, taking place over Labor Day Weekend at Union Park in Chicago, IL from Friday, August 30 to Sunday, September 1, 2013.

The third annual North Coast Music Festival was headlined by Pretty Lights, Umphrey’s McGee, STS9, Girl Talk, Axwell and Steve Angello (of the Swedish House Mafia) and included many more artists. Both Saturday and Sunday sold out, with over 45,000 people attending the festival over the course of three days. North Coast Music Festival also hosted 17 different after parties during those three days at multiple venues around Chicago, consistently selling them out with some of the fastest rising artists from all genres of music.

Check out the official recap video from North Coast Music Festival 2012:

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Limited 3-Day Early Bird Tickets available now!

Hey Coasties, click below to buy your LIMITED $60 3-DAY EARLY BIRD TICKETS while they last!

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Thank you for an incredible 2012! See you next year!

North Coast Music Festival would like to thank everyone who helped make this event unforgettable, and most importantly, the fans.  Without you, there is no show.  We love you all and can’t wait to see you in 2013!

Day 1 Recap

Day 2 Recap

Day 3 Recap

Lost and Found

Did you lose your stuff at North Coast Music Festival this past weekend? Well, the Lost and Found may have it. Please email with a detailed description of your lost item to see if it was turned in.


Did you leave anything in the Locker you rented at North Coast Music Festival? Well, Entertainment Lockers may have it, but act with the quickness, as they only wait for a few days before donating the remains to Goodwill. Contact with a detailed description of your lost item, as well as the Locker number it should have been in.

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Sunday is SOLD OUT! Only Friday Single Day, Saturday Single Day and Three Day VIP Tickets remain!

Sunday Tickets to North Coast Music Festival are SOLD OUT! Only Friday & Saturday Tickets left… and 3 Day VIP Tickets!

Get them now before they are gone at!

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11 Helpful North Coast Nuggets

It all starts Friday, Chicago! Are you ready for the third annual North Coast Music Festival? Single day tickets are still available exclusively through, but act fast because tickets are flying! Don’t get left out!

After the festival it’s the after party! Check out the full listings here, and don’t miss out on a chance to see Umphrey’s McGee, Doctor P, Girl Talk, STS9, EOTO, Maya Jane Coles, Claude VonStroke, Eliot Lipp, Paul Oakenfold, and so many more!

11 Helpful North Coast Nuggets

  1. Bike Parking: North Coast partnered with The Bike Lane to provide a bike parking lot located on Warren and Ashland. They also offer basic maintenance.
  2. Check the Schedule: The performance schedule is now final, but if you were planning on seeing Excision, AlessoBeats Antique, Yacht or Minnesota, please make sure you review the schedule as there have been some changes.  We don’t want you to miss anything.
  3. NCMF App: The North Coast Music Festival Mobile App is available for iPhone and Android. Download it now for the most updated schedule and information on the fest!
  4. VIP Upgrade Available: That express entry looks nice, doesn’t it? Oh wow, and cheaper drinks too. And look how close the VIP Viewing is too each stage? Yes, we know. That’s why you can upgrade to VIP in the festival, just outside the VIP entrance.
  5. Official NCMF Merch + After Party Tickets: We’ve got some killer new merchandise from some of the best designers in Chicago, so don;t forget to stop by! We’re selling tickets to the after parties at our booth, with no service fees!
  6. Pick up your tickets early: General Admission and Groupon ticket holders can pick up their tickets early, starting on Thursday from 3 PM to 9 PM on site! Check out the will call page for more info!
  7. Lock it up: Entertainment Lockers are located near the main entrance for safe and secure keeping all weekend!
  8. Do’s and Don’t's: Empty plastic containers and camelbacks are allowed, so please stay hydrated! Before you leave for NCMF, make sure to check what is and is not allowed in the festival here.
  9. Media: You’ll be checking in just south of the main entrance on Ashland Ave! We’re excited to have you back, and can’t wait to hear about your experience!
  10. Sponsors: Remember to stop by our sponsors booths! Without them, none of this would be possible, so please say hello!
  11. Tickets: Still haven’t bought your tickets and need convincing? Check out the lineup!


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