|'Tis the season for outdoor music festivals thanks to summer vacations and warm weather around the nation. North Coast Music Festival tickets are some of the most sought after, due to the event's specialization in electro and DJ performances as well as its fun setting.
In terms of festival longevity, the North Shore event, held at Union Park in Chicago, is a relative newbie. The 2013 festival will run Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, its fourth ever run, though if this year is anything like the previous, fans are sure to be impressed.
Future events wouldn't be made possible if the original 2010 North Coast Music Festival hadn't been such a hit. The festival instantly became a hit with big name acts like Pretty Lights, The Disco Biscuits, The Chemical Brothers and Lupe Fiasco getting the crowd amped up. The Disco Biscuits have been around since 1995 and have made a name for themselves thanks to their impressive live light shows. Other groups that helped shape the festival include Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Laidback Luke, De La Soul, Boys Noize and Phantogram.
Past North Coast Music Festival Lineups include:
2012 North Coast Music Festival Schedule
Girl Talk, STS9, Umphrey's McGee, Axwell, Steve Angello, Knife Party, Atmosphere, Steve Aoki, Excision, Alesso, Paul Oakenfold, Big Boi, The Rapture, EOTO, Digitalism, Chuckie, Tommy Trash, Yelawolf, Modestep, Felix da Housecat and Mord Fustang. Fans also listened to Future Rock, Midnight Conspiracy, Beats Antique, YACHT, Dan Deacon, Gramatik, Rebirth Brass Band, BoomBox, Digital Tape Machine, Maya Jane Coles, King Khan & the Shrines, Thundercat, Papadosio, NiT GriT, Savoy, Two Fresh and Minnesota. Bands like Van Ghost, Com Truise, People Under the Stairs, Zion I, Mr. MFN eXquire, Zebo and Auto Body also played.
2011 North Coast Music Festival Lineup
David Guetta, Bassnectar, STS9, Wiz Khalifa, Thievery Corporation, Fatboy Slim, Common, Rusko, Gogol Bordello, Benny Benassi, Carl Cox, ATB, Lotus, Of Montreal, Wolfgang Gartner and Major Lazer. Guetta gained mainstream popularity in 2009 with hits like "Getting Over You" featuring Kelly Rowland. Other acts in attendance included Little Dragon, Future Rock, Latryx, New Mastersounds, Zeds Dead, RJD2 with Break Science, Big Gigantic and Lettuce among others.