5 Acts You Don’t Want To Miss at North Coast Music Festival

Though most people don’t realize it, the windy city in fact has much more to offer than the extremely cold winters. Lollapalooza, Spring Awakening, and North Coast Music Festival are 3 of the biggest EDM related festivals in the area. Though sadly, Lollapalooza has experienced some bad weather and eventually lead to an evacuation this year.

Being the summer’s last stand, North Coast Music Festival is about strike again. It will be hosted from September 4th-6th this year at Union Park in Chicago. What truly differentiates North Coast from its counterpart Spring Awakening Music festival is that the organizers try to bring the festival goers plenty of genres to choose from. They presents us a melting pot of sounds every year with an impressive line up including Knife Party, Skizzy Mars, The Chemical Brothers, Green Velvet, and many more.

Having analyzed the line up, we are here to bring you the 5 acts you must see at North Coast Music festival this year:

#5 Knife Party


If you don’t know about Knife Party, you must be living under a rock. They are true dubstep legends and have been dominating the scene since 2011. Just recently, they announced that their forthcoming EP “Trigger Warning” will be dropping soon – so expect to hear it at North Coast this year.


#4 Steve Aoki


Some say he’s a sell out, some say he uses ghost producers, but all rumors and accusations aside, Steve Aoki sure knows how to throw a party. Knowing his signature crowd-hyping move, you can expect get hit by an entire cake while dancing in the crowd. His high-energy live performance will sure deliver an unique experience.


#3 Green Velvet


Chicago native, Curtis Jones, aka Green Velvet is no doubt one of the biggest names in techno currently. Whipping up the most unique sounds with his “Get Real” partner Claude Vonstroke, he has performed in numerous festivals including Ultra Miami and EDC Vegas.


#2 Porter Robinson


Holding himself to the highest standards, Porter has a code of only playing his own production at his sets. With the Japanese culture influenced work, his music is sure to give you an escape from the repetitive and never-ending festival bangers.


#1 The Glitch Mob



If you are looking for a industrial sounding electro house set, you’re in the right place. The Glitch Mob does not perform very often, but they sure dominates every time they do. With some unique futuristic beats, they will definitely be a crowd favorite.

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