April 25, 2017 — North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to reveal the artist lineup for its eighth annual year, taking place on the sprawling grass of Chicago’s Union Park from Friday, September 1 to Sunday, September 3, 2017! Featuring incredible tree-dotted views of the city skyline, and 80 unbeatable performances from all corners of the creative pool, “Summer’s Last Stand” is music lovers’ chance to end the season on a high note.
For fans of bombastic hip hop, high-flying electronic rhythms and crooning jam bands, Coasties can look forward to an experience that provides something for everyone. Headlining the festival on Friday will be a back-to-back set from electronic music legends DEADMAU5 and ERIC PRYDZ, joining forces to bring their monumental house and techno creations to the main stage, and international hip hop figure GUCCI MANE, coming on the heels of his 10th studio album release The Return of East Atlanta Santa. On Saturday, reggae prodigy DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY, instrumental electronic rock ensembleSOUND TRIBE SECTOR 9 (STS9), and champion of Chipotle and wild bass heaters CARNAGE will end the evening in extraordinary style and spectacle. Finally, eclectic alt-rock heroes WEEN, iconic electronic composer TIPPER and a soon to be announced SPECIAL SURPRISE HEADLINER will close out the weekend on Sunday.
Day 2 will see live sets from half of the legendary hip hop duo Outkast, BIG BOI, cover band responsible for the Grateful Dead’s greatest hits JOE RUSSO’S ALMOST DEAD, and electro-soul composer MANIC FOCUS with his accompanying band, coming off his newest album Mind Rising, along with a raucous rap performance from steadily rising hip hop extraordinaire POST MALONE. Attendees can also look forward to the vocal-centered dance music flyers of DON DIABLO and acclaimed R&B storytellers TANK AND THE BANGAS. Completing the Saturday roster will be A TRIBE CALLED RED, WHETHAN,SPAFFORD, SUNSQUABI, LONDON ON DA THE TRACK, GOLDFISH, SAINT WKND, and CARLILE.
Day 3 will be graced by performances from U.K. grime figurehead SKEPTA, prominent dance music duoHIPPIE SABOTAGE, and three more surprise guests. Other acts include creator of the West Coast’s HARD series DESTRUCTO, hip hop originators THE COOL KIDS, and additional sets by actsELEPHANTE, ELECTRIC GUEST, LATE NIGHT RADIO, VALLIS ALPS, KASBO and Chicago’s ownRICH JONES.
As waves of joy and excitement wash over us all, attendees can look forward to North Coast’sfive surprise artists, painters for the heralded Live Graffiti Area and the DJ lineup for the Silent Discoand the House Dome, which will be revealed over the coming weeks! Don’t miss out and follow North Coast on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and announcements.
North Coast Music Festival 2017 Artists (listed alphabetically):
A Tribe Called Red
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
deadmau5 & Eric Prydz
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Late Night Radio
London On Da Track
Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9)
Tank and the Bangas
The Cool Kids
The Russ Liquid Test
+ Special Surprise Guests TBA!
North Coast Music Festival
September 1 – September 3, 2017
Chicago, IL 60607
Friday: 3 PM – 10 PM
Saturday/Sunday: 12 PM – 10 PM
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