North Coast Music Festival revealed the daily lineups for this year’s edition while also detailing upgrades to stages and more.
If you want to close out your summer by getting a dose of dubstep, house, techno, and more in Chicago, there’s no better option than North Coast Music Festival. This multi-day experience over Labor Day Weekend (September 1-3) is gearing up for another monumental edition with a stacked lineup that features some of the top artists in the dance music scene and rising stars alike.
While sets from Zeds Dead, Flume, MK, Gigantic NGHTMRE, Alison Wonderland, Marshmello, Alesso, and more might be the biggest draw for many to attend North Coast, there’s plenty more in store for those who make their way to Seatgeek Stadium in early September. The festival recently unveiled its breakdown of stages by day, but they also dropped some important news, including updates to the stages and exclusive experiences for attendees.
This year will see North Coast expand The Vega stage with a new and improved design after considering feedback from last year’s edition. Its location will also be pointed away from The Shipyard, another addition to the festival this year, replacing The Canopy stage. The Shipyard will be the home to artists ranging from Duke Dumont and Chris Lake to Lane 8 and Kyle Watson, making it a house lovers’ dream, and it will also feature 492,000 Watts of sound, loads of lights and lasers, and more. Not to mention that the Beatbox Yacht Club will be nestled near it to give those who hop aboard a bird’s eye view of the stage while sipping on their boxed beverage.
It’s sure to be a hot weekend in Chicago during North Coast, so the Chill Dome will be the place to be for many heading to the festival. This full-field soccer dome will give everyone a place to rest in the AC while also being able to catch sets from the likes of Surf Mesa, Champagne Drip, and more. The Chill Dome will also host daily yoga sessions and a special edition of GIIA MOVE hosted by EVAN GIIA. Meanwhile, the considerably warm Fire Pit Stage will host another flurry of impressive performances from bass artists to heat things up as it returns this year.
A plethora of new experiences will also be found throughout North Coast’s grounds this year. The Pixel Path is set to feature glow-in-the-dark cubes for attendees to walk through, a secret speakeasy called Club Coast will be accessible by those who have the correct daily password, and BassBot, a moving robot sculpture created by Paul Khan, will also find a home at the festival.
Planning to attend North Coast Music Festival this year? Head to their official website for more information and to grab your tickets!