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Taking over Chicago's Union Park every year during Labor Day Weekend, the North Coast Music Festival is a very popular end-of-summer music event that features more than 60 bands and DJs playing everything from electronic... ... read more

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North Coast Music Festival - Music Festival in Chicago.

Taking over Chicago's Union Park every year during Labor Day Weekend, the North Coast Music Festival is a very popular end-of-summer music event that features more than 60 bands and DJs playing everything from electronic to hip-hop to indie-rock, and is billed as a way to celebrate “summer's last stand.”

Started in 2010, previous North Coast Music Festival performers have included Pretty Lights, Axwell, Steve Aoki, Thievery Corporation, Fatboy Slim, David Guetta, Atmosphere, Rusko, and many more.

Thousands of people pack the open expanse of the park during the three-day North Coast Music Festival, enjoying the talent-packed lineup and fueling up on food and booze available at several concession stands.

Even when the shows end nightly at 10pm, the party isn’t over, as the North Coast Music Festival also includes notable after-parties at nearby clubs, where you can keep on raging to headline DJs like Doctor P, EOTO, Eliot Lipp, Paul Oakenfold, and Felix da Housecat.

Tickets to the North Coast Music Festival are around $50/day, $120 for a three-day pass, or $350 for a VIP pass. VIP upgrades include reserved viewing areas (including a lounge area lined with hammocks), concession tickets, air-conditioned restrooms, bag check, bottled water, express entry, and more.

Tickets to the after-parties vary and are not covered by the North Coast Music Festival ticket price, so it’s best to check back for an updated calendar on who is playing where after the park festivities come to a close.

North Coast Music Festival User Comments

Marine D. Apr 15, 2013
Nostalgia from the end of summer? Don't worry North Coast Music Festival is here to fill these last summer nights This festival has a panel of DJ's and groups from hip-hop to indie-rock. Everyone is welcome to attend. You can chill on the grass as well as rave in the crowd. I attended North Coast for two years. I love this festival because I always know I will have a good time. I love the music and the parties are crazy. The people are there like you to have an amazing time so if you want to end up your summer on a good note take your tickets for North coast Music Festival.
Anna D. Mar 30, 2013
As if Labor Day Weekend wasn't fabulous enough, giving the working society of America a much deserved 3-day weekend, North Coast Music Festival has enhanced the already wonderful 3 days of vacation and beautiful weather. Serving Chicago as “Summer’s Last Stand”, NCMF is coming back for a fourth time this Labor Day Weekend. Starting out as predominantly an electronic dance music festival in 2010, North Coast has added quite an array of artists, ranging from Big Boi and De La Soul to Umphrey’s McGee and Gramatik. What better way to forget about your 9-5 than by instead having 8 hours of amazing music for 3 days straight? As the saying goes, “when one door closes, another opens”. This must be North Coast’s motto as the partying continues in full force after the festival closes at 10pm with tons of late night shows at various clubs, bars, and music venues around the city. The only bad thing about the festival is that you can’t curl up in a little ball by the stage and sleep there just to wake up and do it all over again.

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