If you haven’t been to North Coast before, you are missing out! Chicagoland’s premier electronic music event, North Coast Music Festival, has revealed a star-studded Phase 1 lineup for the event’s 14th installment! We are so excited to share this with you as this is one of my FAVORITE festivals! It takes place from Friday, August 30 – September 1, 2024, at SeatGeek Stadium. The festival will announce additional artists at a later date, so be ready for more FIRE artists! Check out my recap of 2023 and 2022!
North Coast 2024 will host a bevy of heavy-hitting headliners making their festival debuts, including Grammy-nominated electronic trio Above & Beyond, multi-platinum-selling DJ/producer Alan Walker, ISOKNOCK (a b2b from modern trap legends ISOxo & Knock2 following their four consecutive sold-out shows at The Shrine Expo Hall), LSZEE (collaborative project of bass masters CloZee & LSDREAM), legendary British drum ‘n’ bass duo Chase and Status, and guitar-slinging dubstep purveyor Sullivan King.
The festival will also welcome the return of a slew of globally-renowned acts, such as DJ Diesel (aka NBA legend Shaquille O’Neil), GRAMMY-nominated, Billboard-charting producer ILLENIUM, melodic dubstep pioneer Seven Lions, heaven trap duo SLANDER, dubstep and sound design virtuoso Subtronics, NO REDEMPTION (the special collaborative set from French producer DJs Tchami & Malaa), and LA-based dance-pop duo/Big Bootie Mix-creators Two Friends.
In addition to its roster of world-class headliners, North Coast’s 2024 lineup boasts an array of impressive support acts, including festival debuts from American trailblazer ACRAZE, Dab The Sky (collaborative project between Dabin & Said The Sky), anonymous midtempo bass project Deathpact, ascendent DJ/producer Disco Lines, experimental bass producer G Jones, and HYO (the DJ project of iconic KPOP group Girls’ Generation-member Hyoyeon Kim).
Veteran North Coast support acts returning for the 2024 festival include renowned duo ARMNHMR, bass producer/multi-instrumentalist Boogie T, the globally certified, platinum-selling artist Deorro, and hard-bass technician Wooli.
It is time for you to grab those tickets ASAP! With a lineup like that, you’ll be missing out if you don’t grab them! And get ready, North Coast relocated to the recently-renovated SeatGeek Stadium Campus in 2021, and since then has hosted three widely successful editions hosting nearly 90,000 attendees per year.
The best parts about North Coast include the experimental art installation programming, and the 2024 edition will mark the return of popular additions such as The Chill Dome – a full soccer field dome with lasers, cushions, and air-conditioning complemented by DJs playing downtempo, lofi, and deep house. It’s the best of the best! It’s a great place to chill out and relax. Designed as a place for attendees to cool down and take a break, this year will once again feature national touring acts in addition to yoga at the start of each day. I’m hoping North Coast takes fan feedback into account and makes the line much swifter for entry.
Attendees will once again be invited to groove at Incendia’s Fire Pit Stage, a set of geometric domes that shoot fire from their tops and contain ceilings with fire crawling above the fans. It brings the fire to the fire!
North Coast will also feature the beloved NCMF Yacht Club – a boat placed in the General Admission crowd area of The Shipyard Stage, complete with a bar, rooftop viewing deck, and funky interior rooms free for all attendees to explore. Everyone enjoys exploring and being the captain of their own adventure.
Club Coast, the secret speakeasy was an amazing addition. Last year was the first year of the festival and it’s back for this year! Festival goers will be prompted to find Club Coast with daily location clues and passwords given through the North Coast app. I’m wondering if it will be in the same location or not this next year.
Last year, North Coast fans enjoyed the new addition of The Ferris Wheel, which will return in 2024 to elevate the overall festival experience for attendees. VIP tickets will include (1) free ride for the weekend, and Platinum VIP will include (1) free ride per day.
North Coast’s 2024 Phase 1 lineup reaffirms the festival’s celebrated legacy as forward-thinking curators of top-drawer talent, showcasing performances from dance music’s most in-demand selectors. Aside from the musical offerings, North Coast invites Coasties to bask in the festival’s experiential programming, large-scale art offerings, and a plethora of food, beverage, and shopping vendors.
3-Day GA & VIP tickets are on sale now at https://www.northcoastfestival.com/
All photos taken by Savannah Rae.