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Holiday Merch Sale! Use code “NCMF2017HOLIDAY” for 20% OFF!
Posted on December 5, 2017

Looking for a gift for that Coastie on your nice (or naughty) list? We’re doing a little Winter cleaning here at Coastie HQ and getting rid of the last bit of Official Merch! We still have a few hoodies, tanks, shirts, windbreakers and more by local artists like Amuse and Da StichGawd, screen print posters […]

THANK YOU! Stay tuned for Photos and Aftermovie!
Posted on September 4, 2017

From the bottom of our hearts, we sincerely THANK YOU to all the people that worked hard to make North Coast happen and to all the fans that continue to support our labor of love. We’re extremely humbled and deliriously overjoyed that we’ve had the pleasure of doing this for 8 years. Stay tuned for […]

Posted on September 3, 2017

We will be posting pics here of everything that as turned in to Lost and found on Tuesday September 5th. If you do not see your lost item below, then unfortunately we do not have it.  If you see a lost item below as one of yours, please call 312.724.8001. Any LOST IDs will be held […]

Early Will Call
Posted on August 29, 2017

Avoid long lines and visit Will Call to grab your ticket early! Here’s the deets: Will Call is located outside the Main Gates on Ashland Avenue. THURSDAY August 31st: 4pm – 8pm (NO SALES on this day, just Guestlist ticket pick up) Then on festival days Will Call will open during these hours: FRIDAY September […]

Top Ten Tips!
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Here’s your annual Top Ten Tips for the best possible North Coast weekend.  Read below and be a pro! 1.) LOCATE THE TWO FREE WATER STATIONS Be sure to check out the MAP and locate the two free water stations.  They are located behind the baseball diamond backstop closest to Main Gate and next to the […]

Download the App!
Posted on August 24, 2017

In an effort to keep our Union Park home beautiful, we are making every effort to reduce waste created by our festival. So we will not be printing paper fest guide booklets this year, which means the app is your sole reference for set times, map, etc. Download the 2017 North Coast app to create […]

Map Released!
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Here it is your 2017 Map! You’ll notice we’ve added more bars to reduce beverage lines and a brand new DJ Tent! You might also want to familiarize yourself with the two water stations located in the same places as last year. Click the image below to enlarge and check it out!

Last Minute Hotel Deals!
Posted on August 19, 2017

Got your ticket? Check. Got your Coastie crew? Check. Now it’s time to book that last minute hotel! We’ve teamed up with Crowne Plaza to offer Coasties a discounted room at this 4-star property. The Crowne is located in the heart of Greek Town, surrounded by some of the best restaurants, bars and clubs in […]

Merch Preview!
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We’ve partnered with two of Chicago’s freshest artists to design out merch this year. Below is just a couple items that will be for sale at the fest. We printed a very limited run this year so if you want to live that Coastie life all year long don’t wait to visit our Merch Booth! […]

Set Times Announced!
Posted on August 18, 2017

Stay tuned for the Official App or visit our Scheduler page where you can create your custom schedule and plan out your weekend! Click the image below to enlarge the daily schedules!

Afterparties Announced and On Sale Now!
Posted on August 16, 2017

As you know the festival ends at 10pm, but you don’t have to! Our late nights include hip hop, techno, house, jamband, bass and all Coastie styles in-between with headliners playing small venues to artists that aren’t even playing the festival. Check out the full list below but don’t hesitate to book your late night […]

Lunchbreak Livestream: North Coast Edition featuring Manic Focus
Posted on August 10, 2017

On Friday, August 18th from 1:00PM to 2:00PM CST, tune in to React’s Facebook page for the crowd-pleasing series LUNCH BREAK takes it to the streets in this month’s North Coast Music Festival inspired livestream. With Summer’s Last Stand just around the corner, we invite our friends and fans to soak up the sun while […]

Lockers + Cell Charging for Rent!
Posted on August 7, 2017

We’re teaming up with Entertainment Lockers so your Coastie crew can dance hands free! When you reserve a locker online, you will receive an email 24 hours before the fest containing your locker location, locker number, and lock combination so you can simply find and use your locker. If you rent a multi-day locker you’ll […]

Just Added! Derrick Carter, Gene Farris, Rude One, PnC and more
Posted on August 1, 2017

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce the addition of a new stage!  It will change styles from one day to the next but trust this lineup is filled with Chicago vibes that have spread far and wide, a rare chance to see all these djs in one weekend! House, Techno and Disco music will dominate the tent Friday night […]

Art Installations Sneak Peak!
Posted on July 27, 2017

As if the natural beauty of Union Park and Living Graffiti Gallery weren’t enough, we’re bringing in some of Chicago’s most innovative and original artists to display art and installations around the fest grounds. Insanely talented painter JUNGLE will be creating a 3D trap house (we can’t wait to see what that is!). JAS PETERSEN […]

No Online Fees Tickets Available at Concord Music Hall
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We happy to announce for all you Coasties in the Chicagoland area, you can now grab hard tickets without the online fees! They are being sold out of the Concord Music Hall box office. Here’s the info: Cash or credit card accepted. BOX OFFICE HOURS: Tue – Fri: 1pm – 7pm (if there’s a show, […]

New in 2017 – Free VIBE Flo Yoga Sessions!
Posted on July 17, 2017

North Coast has never been just about the music. From the celebrated Living Gallery to the Pop-Up Gallery added last year to the various installations around the park and initiatives behind our charity partners, we like to treat mind, body and community in addition to your inner tiny dancer. With that in mind, we’re thrilled […]

Living Gallery Graffiti Lineup Announced!
Posted on July 6, 2017

Being the home-grown, Chicago-bred festival it is, every year since it’s inception eight years ago, North Coast Music Festival has teamed up with art collectives Ava Grey Designs (Creative Agency/Production House) + The Elder Tree to create a space that is part Living Art Gallery and part homage to the history of street art. With our […]

Silent Disco Returns!
Posted on June 21, 2017

Due to popular demand for in-ear beats and awkward dancing, we’re thrilled to announce the return of the Silent Disco! It will once again be located within confines the Living Art Gallery by Ava Grey Designs, with one channel curated by The Elder Tree, so you can listen to the music while checking out live painting. […]

Toast of the Coast Competition!
Posted on June 13, 2017

UPDATE! Congrats to the winners SOLESDIN and ZOOFUNKYOU! Stay tuned for their set time at the fest! There as so much talent at the Battle Royale this year that we just had to give two more performers a set at North Coast. So also congrats to the runners up ISAAC PALMER and WIZDOM! They will […]

Check Out the Mural Time Lapse Video!
Posted on June 12, 2017

Song: “TV Dinner” by The Cool Kids

More Artists Added! Primus, Ganja White Night, Bob Moses, Autograf
Posted on May 31, 2017

May 31st, 2017 — North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to reveal 2017’s surprise headliner as well as an esteemed collection of additional acts set to perform throughout the weekend! This year, LES CLAYPOOL returns to North Coast with his iconic funk band PRIMUS, bringing their historic creations and soul-piercing energy to perform a […]

Wear Orange: Stop The Violence
Posted on May 22, 2017

Friends, family and fans – North Coast Music Festival invites you to join us in supporting the Chicago-based gun violence prevention awareness campaign #WearOrange to help raise awareness about the fight to end gun violence. In January of 2013, Chicago resident and high school student Hadiya Pendleton marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. A […]

Layaway Available!
Posted on April 25, 2017

Go see all the shows! We want our Coastie fam to see as much live music as possible, not just at North Coast.  So take advantage of our layaway plans and spread out the payments!  For just $45 down you can secure your 3-Day GA pass at the lowest price it will be from here […]

2017 Lineup Announced! GA, VIP and Single Days On Sale!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2017 — North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to reveal the artist lineup for its eighth annual year, taking place on the sprawling grasses of Chicago’s Union Park from Friday, September 1 to Sunday, September 3, 2017! Featuring incredible tree-dotted views of the city skyline, and 80 unbeatable performances from all […]