Schedule Announced! Map Released! Toast of the Coast Winners Announced!

North Coast Music Festival is thrilled to rollout the daily schedule and official festival map! The annual Toast of the Coast finals were a complete success, and we’re excited to have the winners on board! Three day passes have completely sold out, but there are still single day tickets available. And don’t forget about our official after parties! Head to Clubtix.com for more details!

Check out the official North Coast Music Festival Schedule here and start planning your weekend!

Wondering where you can catch Pretty Lights? Friends can’t hear in the Groupon Silent Disco Dome? Never fear! All the information you need is on our trusty Map!

Toast of the Coast Winners Announced

The annual Toast of the Coast Contest, presented by Dos Equis, invaded Chicago’s favorite new venue, The Mid, and was a complete success. Congratulations to the groups who will be performing on the stages at this year’s North Coast Music Festival! Check out:

Dos Equis VIP Experience

The Dos Equis VIP Experience will offer an exclusive, high-end experience as an option to all our customers over the age of 21. You’ll receive reserved viewing areas next to our main stages, 100 concession tickets, private air-conditioned restrooms for both ladies and gentlemen, bag check/locker services, shaded seating lounge areas, premium food and beverage options, complimentary bottled water, express entry to the festival, and a host of other extras from North Coast Music Festival. See the VIP section of the website for more details.

Final After Parties, Tix Open to Public! Toast Finals Tonight at The Mid!

North Coast Music Festival is thrilled to announce the final batch of official after parties! Joining the already amazing line ups are Doctor P, Alesso, EOTO, Eliot Lipp, Paul Oakenfold, Felix da Housecat, and more!

Furthemore, festival organizers have opened all After Party Ticket Sales to the public.  So, you no longer need a festival ticket to purchase your post fest tickets.

Head to Clubtix.com for more information and tickets!

Friday, August 31

  • Eliot Lipp, Thibault & The Coop @ Bottom Lounge – Tix
  • Paul Oakenfold @ Transit – Tix

Saturday, September 1

  • Alesso @ the Mid  – Tix
  • Doctor P & EOTO w/ LoBounce @ Congress – Tix
  • Felix da Housecat @ Bottom Lounge – Tix

Three Day Passes Sold Out, 3-Day VIP and Single Day still avail!

North Coast Music Festival is excited to announce that three-day passes have completely soldout! Luckily, 3-Day VIP passes and single day passes are still available, exclusively through Clubtix.com! VIP and Single day passes are moving fast, so don’t hesitate to purchase tickets any longer!

Toast of the Coast Finals: Tuesday, August 7th at The Mid

The Finals for the Toast of the Coast, presented by Dos Equis, are here!

Come down to The Mid tonight, Tuesday, August 7, and show your support for these great bands and djs! Festival organizers will pick the final Bands and DJs that will be playing on the main stages of the North Coast Music Festival. It’s 100% FREE all night! Ages 21+.  RSVP NOW HERE.

MixMag

North Coast Music Festival is absolutely thrilled to partner with one of the biggest dance music publications, MixMag! You can now get it on your iPad or iPhone. Get your first issue free, including a FREE DJ mix from North Coast Music Festival 2012 artist Maya Jane Coles.

Just click here for details.

GroupMe

Tired of losing your fellow coasties at Union Park? Stay in touch with your friends at the festival and receive updated information from the festival exclusively through Groupme!

Head here for more information!

Locker Rentals

Do you want a safe and secure place to store your things while you attend North Coast Music Festival?

Personal lockers will be available so you can free up your hands and avoid losing any personal items during the fest!

Keep yourself light on your feet at North Coast Music Festival by using one of our lockers to stow your personal items. We provide safe, secure, and easy storage with all-day access so you and your friends can focus on the more important things, like dancing!

Click here to reserve your locker.

 

Be sure to check out all the amenities for the Dos Equis VIP Experience here.

If you’re interested in getting involved in promotional opportunities, or if you would like to cover the festival, please contact Zach Partin at press@northcoastfestival.com.

Tickets are available now at Clubtix.com!

1st Wave of After Parties! Hotel Partners announced!

North Coast Music Festival is thrilled to announce most of our official after parties, featuring some of the biggest names on the festival! These after parties are only available for those who have already purchased tickets to the festival for a limited time, so make sure to get your tickets now from Clubtix.com!

Friday, August 31, 2012

  • Girl Talk w/ Zion I, DJ Intel @ Congress Theater – Tix
  • Axwell w/ Zebo @ The Mid – Tix
  • Midnight Conspiracy w/ NiT GriT @ House of Blues – Tix
  • Chance the Rapper, Neak, Maker, RTC and more @ Cobra Lounge – Tix
  • plus more TBA!

Saturday, Sepember 1, 2012

  • STS9 w/ Future Rock @ House of Blues - Tix
  • Alesso @ The Mid – Tix
  • Dan Deacon w/ LA Jesus @ Cobra Lounge – Tix
  • plus more TBA!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

  • Umphrey’s McGee @ Congress Theater - Tix
  • Steve Angello @ The Mid - Tix
  • GRiZMatik (GramatikGRiZ) w/ The M MachinePaul Basic @ House of Blues - Tix
  • Claude VonStrokeMaya Jane Coles w/ Justin Martin @ Transit – Tix
  • Rapture DJ Set w/ Kid Color, Gun Love @ Cobra Lounge – Tix
  • Rebirth Brass Band & Dumpstaphunk @ Bottom Lounge – Tix

Hotel Partners Announced

North Coast Music Festival is thrilled to announce our partnership with the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago and the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro! The Hard Rock Hotel Chicago is located just east of the festival, down Lake Street, in beautiful downtown Chicago. As a partner of North Coast for three years, this is the experience for rock stars. Click here for more information. The Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro is located at Halsted and Madison, just blocks away from the festival. Get more information here. Both hotels have complimentary wi-fi, and offer discounted rates to all North Coast Music Festival attendees!

Contest and Ticket Update

The Toast of the Coast Contest presented by Dos Equis, is in full effect! Head to do312.com/ncmfcontest for more information!

The Art Institute North Coast Challenge is still running for students in Illinois and Wisconsin! Head here to enter and to get more information.

Ticket prices are set to increase soon, get your tickets while you still can!

If you’re interested in getting involved in promotional opportunities, or if you would like to cover the festival, please contact Zach Partin at press@northcoastfestival.com.

Tickets are available now at Clubtix.com!

Daily Lineup Announced, Single Day Tix Available! Toast of the Coast by Dos Equis, Art Institute & Coastie Character Contests!

North Coast Music Festival is excited to announce daily artist lineup, with the famous Toast of the Coast Contest presented by Dos Equis and the new Coastie Character Contest!  Single Day Tickets are now available and three-day passes are almost sold out! Get your tickets now from Clubtix.com!

Friday, August 31, 2012 – Get Tickets!
STS9 Axwell
Knife Party
Paul Oakenfold EOTO
Yelawolf Mord Fustang Midnight Conspiracy
King Khan & the Shrines
Papadosio Two Fresh
Minnesota
Zion I Auto Body
AbdeCaf
Team Bayside High Gentlemen Hall

Paul Universe Buhay Milk N Cookies

Saturday, September 1, 2012Get Tickets!
Girl Talk Umphrey’s McGee
Atmosphere Excision Alesso
The Rapture Tommy Trash Felix da Housecat Future Rock
Beats Antique YACHT Dan Deacon

Gramatik NiT GriT People Under the Stairs
Mr. MFN eXquire Zebo Thibault

Family Groove Company Strange Arrangement LoBounce
NORdjs Kid Color ProbCause Jamie Lono

Sunday, September 2, 2012Get Tickets!
Pretty Lights Steve Angello
Steve Aoki Big Boi Digitalism Chuckie
Modestep Rebirth Brass Band BoomBox
Digital Tape Machine
Maya Jane Coles Thundercat
Savoy
Van Ghost Com Truise
Wyllys & The NY Hustler Ensemble Stratus Mario Florek
DJ SOLO Orville Kline Mathien Arts of Life Band

Toast of the Coast Contest presented by Dos Equis

From now until July 23, Midwest artists will compete in the third annual Toast of the Coast Contest, presented by Dos Equis! Starting on July 23, fans can login into do312.com/ncmfcontest and vote once per day for their favorite artists! On August 2, votes will be tallied and the Top 5 Vote Getters and the Top 5 Judges’ Picks will be chosen to round out our 10 finalists. These finalists will each play a short set on August 7 at The Mid, 306 North Halsted. Wow the judges, and one band, one MC, and one DJ will join the main stage line up!

Art Institute North Coast Challenge Student Contest

North Coast Music Festival is excited to announce our partnership with the Art Institute of Illinois and Wisconsin! Students can compete in five different design categories to create official festival merchandise, posters, videos, and more! They can win tickets to the festival, official merch, and have their work displayed and sold at the festival! Click here for more information.

Coastie Character Contest

The first annual Coastie Character Contest is among us! To enter, dress up like one of the ten North Coast Music Festival Characters and post the picture on North Coast Music Festival Facebook page! Full details here.

Single Day Tickets Now Available

Single day tickets are on sale now! Remember, for a limited time, you can only purchase tickets to official North Coast Music Festival After Parties with proof of purchase of your tickets to the festival! It’s still cheaper to buy tickets for all three days, get yours now from Clubtix.com!

Be sure to check out all the amenities for the Dos Equis VIP Experience here.

If you’re interested in getting involved in promotional opportunities, or if you would like to cover the festival, please contact Zach Partin at press@northcoastfestival.com.

Tickets are available now at Clubtix.com!

North Coast Fest announces 3rd and Final Wave of Lineup!

Summer’s Last Stand, North Coast Music Festival, is thrilled to announce the third and final wave of artists to the festival’s third year! Joining the already eclectic line up is mash-up maestro Girl Talk, live instrumental electronic pioneers STS9, live bass heavy belly dancing Beats Antique, Pretty Lights Music recording artist and producer Gramatik, modern eclectic jammers Papadosio, dubstep monster Minnesota, hip hop duo Two Fresh, Chicago’s own Midnight Conspiracy, Brainfeeder bass virtuoso Thundercat, and more!

Pretty Lights Girl Talk STS9 Umphrey’s McGee
Axwell Steve Angello Knife Party Atmosphere
Steve Aoki Excision Alesso Paul Oakenfold
Big Boi The Rapture EOTO
Digitalism Chuckie Tommy Trash
Yelawolf Modestep Felix da Housecat
Future Rock Mord Fustang Beats Antique YACHT Dan Deacon
Gramatik Rebirth Brass Band BoomBox Digital Tape Machine
Maya Jane Coles Midnight Conspiracy King Khan & the Shrines Thundercat
Papadosio NiT GriT Two Fresh Minnesota Savoy
Van Ghost Com Truise People Under the Stairs Zion I
Mr. MFN eXquire Auto Body Thibault

Wyllys & The NY Hustler Ensemble Zebo Abdecaf Family Groove Company
Team Bayside High Strange Arrangement Stratus LoBounce
Gentlemen Hall NORdjs Paul Universe Mario Florek
Kid Color DJ SOLO ProbCause Orville Kline
Buhay Mathien Jamie Lono Arts of Life Band

This year, the Groupon Silent Disco has expanded to a dome, housing over 200 festivalgoers with some of the best music from Chicago artists. Attendees will notice the dome, with people dancing inside in what looks like silence. But each person will have headphones streaming what the DJ is mixing. Don’t miss out on one of the most unique festival experiences, The Groupon Noise Refuge Personal Time Silent Disco featuring the following DJs:

Dani Deahl, Milk ‘n’ Cookies, Fei, Gemini Club (DJ Set), Phenom, Kid Color, Sabor, Intensive, Dancefloor Destroyers, Loo Dooben, Josh Ferguson, DJ RC, Punky Fresh, Mattboywhite, Lewis Gigson, DeeJay Pickle, Deafside, Hunter Vita, Mr Bobby, Kool Hersch, Jamie Lopez, DJ Moppy, SWGGRBCK, Tima Fei, Mega Mike, DJ RTC, Sushi, Wyllys, Moxxy, Phenom, Misteries, Avi Sic, Joe Bryl, Fleege, DJ Demchuck, DJ Trew, Mike Zaucha, DJ Intel, Dakota, and Konrad Gaines!

The third annual Toast of the Coast Contest returns, exclusively at Do312.com. Midwest artists compete for a chance to play one of the main stages at North Coast Music Festival! Starting July 12th, artists can upload their track to Do312.com They’ll collect votes through Do312.com/NCMFcontest starting July 23rd and the Top 5 Vote Getters and the Top 5 Judges Picks will be chosen to round out the 10 finalists. These finalists wil play a short set for organizers, judges, and their fans at The Mid at 306 N. Halsted St. The festival will choose one band, one MC, and one DJ to join the main stage.

Additionally, stay tuned for the Official After Party Announcments in the coming weeks! You can only get tickets to these official after parties if you have purchased a North Coast Music Festival ticket.

Ticket prices will go up, so get your tickets now exclusively through Clubtix.com!

Be sure to check out all the amenities for the Dos Equis VIP Experience at www.northcoastfestival.com/vip.

If you’re interested in getting involved in promotional opportunities, or if you would like to cover the festival, please contact Zach Partin at press@northcoastfestival.com.