North Coast Music Festival announces 2nd Wave of Lineup!

The third annual North Coast Music Festival is thrilled to announce the second wave for Summer’s Last Stand! Joining an already stellar line up are Chicago’s own Umphrey’s McGee, rising electro/dubstep production duo Knife Party, the legendary Paul Oakenfold, Dutch DJ Chuckie, southern-fried hip-hop star Yelawolf, dubstep duo EOTO, rowdy electronic Chicago trio Future Rock, disco rockers Boombox, West Coast hip-hoppers People Under The Stairs and more!

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Pretty Lights 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 Yacht Dan Deacon
Rebirth Brass Band BoomBox Digital Tape Machine
King Khan & The Shrines NiT GriT Maya Jane Coles
Savoy Van Ghost Com Truise
People Under The Stairs Maya Jane Coles Mr MFN Exquire
Auto Body Zebo Wyllys & the NY Hustler Ensemble
Family Groove Company Strange Arrangement
Gentlemen Hall NorDJs Paul Universe Mario Florek
Kid Color DJ Solo ProbCause Buhay
Mathien Jamie Lono Arts of Life Band
and many more artists to be announced, including more headliners!

North Coast Music Festival is also thrilled to announce major upgrades to our 4th stage.  What was the “Local Stage” is now the Dos Equis Stage, featuring top international talent as well as the best the Midwest has to offer.  More information and artists coming soon!

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

Tickets are available now at!

North Coast Music Festival Initial Artists Announced!

Friday, August 31 – Sunday, September 2, 2012, the third annual North Coast Music Festival takes over Chicago’s Union Park with some of the biggest names in electronic music, jam band, hip-hop, and more! After selling out two out of the three days last year, North Coast Music Festival tops itself this year with some of the biggest artists in their respective genres! The first wave of announced acts include Denver’s Pretty Lights, two-thirds of the Swedish House Mafia with Axwell & Steve Angello, Rhymesayers mastermind Atmosphere, and many more! Tickets are on sale now exclusively through!

:: First Wave ::

Pretty Lights
Axwell  Steve Angello  Atmosphere
Big Boi  Steve Aoki  Excision  Alesso
The Rapture  Modestep  Mord Fustang
Felix da Housecat  YACHT  Dan Deacon
King Khan and the Shrines  Rebirth Brass Band  Van Ghost
Maya Jane Coles  Com Truise  Auto Body

with many more acts to be announced, including more headliners!

This year, North Coast Music Festival is offering both general admission tickets and VIP tickets, exclusively through!

The Dos Equis VIP Lounge 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.

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Based of the success of last year’s Groupon Silent Disco Tent, we are proud to announce Groupon Silent Disco Dome for the 2012 edition of North Coast Music Festival! The dome will feature a rotating line up of DJs throughout the festival, mixing a wide variety of genres of electronic music for up to 200 people at a time. There may even be some surprises amongst the DJs spinning!

As always, a portion of our proceeds will be donated to the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago.

Tickets for North Coast Music Festival 2012 are on sale now at

If you’re interested in press opportunities for North Coast Music Festival, please email

Thank You!

THANK YOU from the bottom of our collective North Coast heart.  We have succeeded together – organizers, artists, media, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, producers, engineers, and most importantly FANS.  With your help, we sold out two of the three days.  Fueled by the truest groundswell Chicago has seen in recent arts & culture memory, we have created something together that’s here to stay.  So get your rest, and keep your ear to the grindstone.  North Coast Music Festival 2012 is already in the works…

VIDEOS and PICTURES are already viewable on our homepage at  Keep checking back as we have tons of footage rolling in with full recap video’s soon to come…

North Coast Music Festival 2012 is already in the works!  The fest will be held once again on Labor Day Weekend which falls on Friday, August 31 thru Sunday, September 2, 2012.

Thanks again and stay tuned for more 2012 announcements!