Festival Preview: North Coast Music Festival
Chicago may be the Second City, but with a diverse selection of food, music and art, the culture is never second rate.Â It is the home to countless music and art festivals spread throughout the streets and parks, all alongside plenty of nightlife.Â This summer has been no different, as once again we’ll get ready for the second incarnation of the North Coast Music Festival.Â This year’s lineup leans on the electronic and indie scenes boasting names like Fatboy Slim, David Guetta, Bassnectar, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9),Gogol Bordello and of Montreal. Also current festival regular Wiz Khalifa, Latryx (Lateef The Truth Speaker & Lyrics Born)and Common will satiate fans looking for their hip-hop fix. There are also plenty of hometown favorites like Van Ghost, Orchard Lounge and Future Rock.
Extending past the festival’s 10 p.m. curfew, 16 after parties run the gamut as the New Mastersounds/Van Ghost/ Wyllys & The New York Hustler Ensemble, and Lettuce w/ Soul Rebels Brass Band are at the Bottom Lounge on Saturday and Sunday respectively, and maintaining the electronic backbone areÂ STS9 w/ Big Gigantic,Â Diplo and Thievery Corporation, all hitting the Congress one after another starting Friday night with STS9 and Big Gigantic. Check back here with BandsThatJam for our coverage of this year’s festival including must see shows, a day by day schedule breakdown and stunning galleries from our BTJ photographers at this year’s North Coast Music Festival. Until then, check out shots from last year’s North Coast on the picture wall below and please leave a comment which shows are you most excited for the second incarnation of the Chicago festival.
Check out last year’s North Coast lineup here.