Heading to North Coast Music Festival 2016

Your guide to North Coast Music Festival 2016!

The festival scene in the Midwest has always been one of the most competitive and growing markets within the music industry. With cornerstone festivals such as Lollapalooza and Electric Forest, summer weekends in the Midwest are always packed with great music and good times. Arguably one of the most influential cities when it comes to the festival scene is Chicago, Illinois, which hosts around 30 different festivals per year. These include Lollapalooza, Pitchfork, Spring Awaking, Riot Fest, Mamby on the Beach, and North Coast Music Festival, which takes place Labor day weekend every summer. In its short six years, North Coast has brought some of the biggest acts from the EDM, Hip Hop, Rock, and Folk worlds to Union Park. Over the years, headliners like Nas, David Guetta, Umphrey’s McGee, Snoop Dogg, and The Disco Biscuits, just to name a few, have graced the Chicago crowd.

This year, North Coast has put together another stellar lineup, which includes headliners Odesza, Zedd, and the bass god himself, Bassnectar. Some other killer acts that will be performing over the weekend include Swedish duo, Galantis, Chicago’s own Umphrey’s McGee, and the trippy king himself, Juicy J. To catch all of the vibes and dance your heart out, Sam Feldt will have you feeling the love all night long. If you feel like throwing down with the homies, Keys N Krates, Brillz, and Zomboy will have you surely have you in search of a neck brace the following morning. To check out an artist on the rise, I would catch Philly beat-maker, Louis Futon, who has a collaboration with Bassnectar and multiple remixes of awesome artists like Marian Hill, Odesza, and Future.

Lastly, make sure you check out the Heineken House for more up and coming artists, as well as the silent disco to dance the night away and receive strange looks from the people walking by. With headliners Odesza, Bassnectar, and Zedd, it is sure to be a LIT-uation! (Insert flame emoji)

Important Information:

To purchase tickets click HERE

As with most city festivals, there is NO RE-ENTRY! So, plan accordingly before getting in line! Also, parking is extremely limited. I would advise using public transportation or UBER/LYFT to get to the festival.


Union Park
1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Festival Hours:

Friday, September 2, 2016- 3PM
Saturday, September 3, 2016- 1PM
Sunday, September 4, 2016- 1PM

Directions and Transportation Info:

To not get lost click HERE

After parties:

There are a TON of after parties!!! To check out where all your friends are going click HERE