North Coast Music Festival Adds New Talent & Announces Afters

For those of us who can’t afford a million festivals this summer, we look forward to those few days each year where we can really hang loose. Five years ago, North Coast Music Festival began, and it was glorious. Huge names came out of the woodwork to kick start now one of Chicago’s largest music festivals. The Chemical Brothers, The Disco Biscuits, and Pretty Lights all graced Union Park with their presence. This year, the names are just as big, but even more diverse. NCMF just announced that they’ve added Talib Kweli, Youngblood Brass Band, Hilltop Hoods, Savant, M4SONIC, and Modern Measure to the already stellar lineup. If you haven’t decided which festival to afford this summer, maybe North Coast is the one to really enjoy before summer is gone. While you’re grabbing tickets, notice that the festival ends fairly early each night.  Have no fear, all of the official after parties have been announced! The tragedy, however, is their sheer numbers. There are so many to choose from, it’s almost disheartening to know that you can’t be in three places at once. However, this just makes it more motivating to see each of these artists during the festival itself. The after parties are just as diverse as the lineup and spread out to give out-of-towners a glimpse of the city as a whole. Even if you can’t afford the afters, NCMF has a lineup inside that is worth every penny. Headliners include Bassnectar, Alesso, Nicky Romero, STS9, Kid Cudi, Snoop Dogg, Dada Life and Zed’s Dead. There’s something that everyone can enjoy. Held at Union Park August 29-31st, North Coast Music Festival is the perfect last-minute musical journey. Check out all the afters below.

Thursday, August 28th:

Chet Faker, Mount Kimbie, Fujiya & Miyagi @ Concord Music Hall – tickets


Friday, August 29th:

Allan Kingdom, Alex Wiley, Saba, A Billion Young @ The Mid – tickets

What So Not, DJ Funk, Lxury, Zebo @ The Mid – tickets

Future Rock, Orchard Lounge @ House of Blues – tickets

Lettuce, BADBADNOTGOOD @ Concord Music Hall – tickets

Keys N Krates, Phnm, DJ Intel @ Bottom Lounge – tickets


Saturday, August 30th:

Adventure Club, Milk n’ Cookies @ Bottom Lounge – tickets

The New Deal, Auto Body, Cosby Sweater @ Concord Music Hall – tickets

Chicago Afrobeat Project w/ Tony Allen @ Double Door – tickets

Nicky Romero @ The Mid – tickets

Grandtheft, Midnight Conspiracy @ Evilolive – tickets

Prob Cause, Ghosthouse, Ithyon @ Schubas – tickets

FIY A Wrapper Battleship w/ Talib Kwali and more on the Spirit of Chicago Yacht – tickets


Sunday August 31st:

MK, Kevin Saunderson, J Phlip @ Transit – tickets

Ookay, Wick-It The Instigator @ Bottom Lounge – tickets

Dada Life @ The Mid – tickets

STS9 @ House of Blues – tickets

The Nth Power, Van Ghost, DJ Otto @ City Winery – tickets 

Monday September 1st:

Porn and Chicken w/ TBA @ Evilolive – tickets


Ashley Cizek

Went to school at UW-Madison, graduating with a BA in psychology. I hula-hoop, I write, I enjoy sunlight.

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