The North Coast Phase 2 Is Fire!!!

North Coast Music Festival has shared its stacked Phase 2 lineup for its 2023 edition. I plan to take it all in this Friday, September 1 – Sunday, September 3, 2023 at Chicagoland’s SeatGeek Stadium Campus. Will you be attending this event? Last year, I was able to cover this and we had a blast! Check out the recap of the weekend here!

If you took a look at the lineup already, you saw that it already included top tier talent and some of the best in dance music. Headliners like MarshmelloFlumeDJ SnakeAlison WonderlandAlessoLane 8 (This Never Happened Takeover), Big Gigantic and NGHTMRE’s collaborative GIGANTIC NGHTMREZeds DeadDuke DumontChris Lake (Black Book Records Takeover), Black Tiger Sex MachineDabinMKZomboyLiquid Stranger (WAKAAN Takeover), and Ganja White Night planned to rock their way through the Seat Geek Stadium. 

We weren’t ready for the fire they had planned, however. The Phase 2 lineup presents another collection of world-class performers, including the addition of solo sets from Big Gigantic and NGHTMRE. The Phase 2 lineup also includes tons of newcomers to the festival such as Birmingham ‘House & Bass’ pioneer Chris Lorenzo, Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist/producer Elderbrook, platinum-selling artist and Latin House-champion HUGEL, blazing, sought-after house project Gordo, mysterious Atlanta bass duo ATLiens, renowned hard-hitting bass purveyor LAYZ, and new-wave inspired producer Devault. We’re thrilled to see these awesome sets for the first time at North Coast!

In addition to an already stacked lineup, also making their North Coast debuts will be electro-soul producer Daily Bread, cutting-edge psychedelic bass artist A Hundred Drums, and twin brother electronic hip-hop duo MZG

Following his speaker-rattling North Coast set in 2019, future bass maestro, Chicago-native INZO will make return to the festival for another illuminating set. 

But that isn’t all we can expect because in addition to these new lineup additions, North Coast continues the tradition of supporting local up-and-coming DJs by adding 20+ names from Chicago and the greater Chicago area. 

A few years back, North Coast relocated to SeatGeek Stadium and both events were a huge success. Both events welcomed over 90,000 fans per year. This allowed for a ton of new art installations and the massive Chill Dome. This dome is a haven to relax in that features custom lighting and downtempo and lofi sets from the Chicago scene so you can relax and recharge before getting your dance on!

If you were there last year, you definitely remember that North Coast was on FIRE!!!!! We’re not kidding, in collaboration with the Incendia team, last year’s event also saw the first-ever Incendia Fire Pit which featured local acts in a fire-breathing dome. The Incendia Fire Pit is also returning in 2023. We’re ready to enjoy some fire acts with the fire!

If you’re into taking fun photos, North Coast has the places for you! There are many different art installations including the hottest photo spots like North Coast Yacht Club’s elevated eye view of the festival and secret rooms in the Yacht’s lower decks, the towering interactive mirror room Temple of Intention, as well as the part-hammock Rainbow Lounge. Fans could take a journey down the colorful Sky Fields tunnel, snag a photo with the sprawling creature The Giant, or check out the kinetic Zephyrs backdrop. The festival also featured various costumed performers which added some flair to the eccentric crowd.

Fans can expect a bevy of new stage designs and art installations for North Coast Music Festival 2023

North Coast has grown tremendously over the past few years and this year will be no different as the diverse lineup returns with a little bit for every dance lover out there. In accordance with the ethos of “Celebrate Our Differences,” the inclusive upcoming edition will invite Coasties to once again explore never-before-seen music acts, large-scale art offerings, and a plethora of food and beverage and shopping vendors.