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May 15, 2018 — North Coast Music Festival has announced the full lineup for its ninth edition, returning to Union Park in Chicago, Illinois on August 31 through September 2, 2018. The fully immersive three-day festival will welcome Coasties to experience and discover dance music, hip-hop and rock-bands across four curated stages.
This years headliners are JAMIROQUAI, one of the most celebrated bands in music, pioneers of the “future funk” sound that has inspired the current generation of musicians in countless ways. Returning to the US for the first time in over a decade, North Coast marks one of only a handful of American dates for the British pop-funk band.
Also headlining are Grammy-Winning RnB sensation MIGUEL, best known for his sultry style of hip-hop laced slow jams, along with AXWELL ^ INGROSSO, a duo whose work has left an indelible mark on electronic music, in addition to their output with Swedish House Mafia. We also welcome breakthrough electronic producer DJ SNAKE, 7-piece rock outfit THE REVIVALISTS, and multi-genre hard dance champions YELLOW CLAW.
Additional artists performing at “Summer’s Last Stand” include VULFPECK, SNAILS, RL GRIME, GRAMATIK, DVSN, SMOKEPURPP, MURA MASA, LIL XAN, CASHMERE CAT, MOON TAXI, JUICE WRLD, THE STRUMBELLAS, LIL SKIES, ROBERT DELONG, JACOB BANKS, BARCLAY CRENSHAW, RAPSODY and many more.
This year North Coast will debut all-new daily showcases curated by industry collectives, showing off the best sounds in hip-hop, house, and beyond. Friday’s takeover comes from the venerable AUX CORD DJs, who are bringing the likes of THE COOL KIDS (DJ Set),JOE FRESHGOODS, IRIS TEMPLE (Live Set), and more. Saturday welcomes LYRICAL LEMONADE, who have linked with MADEINTYO, WARHOL.SS, COMETHAZINE and more to give everyone a proper hip-hop education. Sunday sees a reunion set by MIDNIGHT CONSPIRACY and a whole grip of back-to-back action from CHICAGO’S MOST WANTED, featuring PORN AND CHICKEN vs. 2FAC3D, BENTLEY DEAN vs.STEVE GERARD, RON CARROLL vs. DIZ and more.
Approaching a decade of successful yearly gatherings, North Coast proudly returns for its ninth year, continuing a tradition of creating new and unique experiences for loyal fans and newcomers alike. Last year, North Coast debuted a brand-new stage, added daily complimentary yoga sessions, a Pop-Up Art Gallery and teamed up with the likes of Ava Grey Designs and The Elder Tree to create a space one part Living Art Gallery, another part homage to the history of Chicago street art. Stay tuned for more announcements, coming soon!
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“Whether it’s EDM, grooving to a band or a mix of both that fans sought, North Coast’s lineup is well tailored to satiate an array of tastes” — Chicago Tribune
“A celebration of the heretofore hypothetical territory where rappers, jam bands, and electro producers meet, the North Coast Music Festival has built an identity distinctive enough to stand out amid Chicago’s bulging music-fest ecosystem.” — Chicago Reader
“Through their luscious lineup and fire festival grounds, the folks at North Coast have created an environment that fosters the most positive vibrations in the Chicago festival scene.” — EDM Chicago
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