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North Coast Music Festival unveils Second Wave lineup and it is Scorching

by Eric Valencia

North Coast Music Festival has unveiled its stacked Second Wave lineup, adding more than 25 genre-bending acts ahead of the festival’s 11th annual edition taking place Friday, September 2 – Sunday, September 4, 2022 at Chicagoland’s SeatGeek Stadium Campus.

The festival’s roster of talent already represented a who’s who of electronic music’s most celebrated artists, with headliners like Armin Van BuurenIlleniumPorter RobinsonFisher (Catch & Release Takeover), Diplo (Higher Ground Takeover), KaytranadaSeven Lions (Ophelia Takeover), SVDDEN DEATH PRESENTS VOYD (GARDEN OF THE DECEIVER), Gryffin, Jai WolfSlander, and Tchami x Malaa.

North Coast Music Festival
North Coast Music Festival

Now, the Second Wave lineup presents three more stadium-smashing headliners: dubstep and sound design virtuoso Subtronics, who will make his festival debut with a stage takeover from his bass-music imprint Cyclops Recordings, French melodic dance music prodigy Madeon, and seismic dance-pop duo Two Friends.

The Second Wave billing also boasts a bevy of acts who will perform at North Coast for the first time ever, such as multi-instrumentalist bass-producer Boogie T, internationally-renowned house producer, and vocalist Channel Tres, emotive electro-pop duo Eli & Fur, Armada flag-bearer Luttrell, perennial house and techno talent Martin Ikin, legendary dubstep specialist Rusko, Manchester-bred tech-house pair Solardo, Ninja Tune’s fast-rising house star TSHA, deep-house expert Yotto, and melodic dance producer William Black.

Rezz and Deadmau5 Enjoying North Coast
Rezz and Deadmau5 Enjoying North Coast

Following his speaker-rattling North Coast set in 2019, bouncy dubstep purveyor Dirt Monkey will make his return to the festival for a special b2b performance alongside frequent collaborator SubDocta. Other North Coast veterans who will once again take the stage include ethereal future-bass maestro MitiS, Dutch production duo Moksi, and hard-bass technician WooliNorth Coast will also welcome a plethora of additional support acts to the festival. 

North Coast successfully relocated to the recently-renovated SeatGeek Stadium Campus in 2021, where more than 78,000 Coasties relished in the comfort of the venue’s seven astroturf fields. The spacious new venue also propelled North Coast to expand its experiential art installation programming, showcasing massive interactive experiences such as The Void, Into the Fog, Rainbow Hammock Lounge, and The Chill Dome for the first time ever in Chicago. The 2022 edition will invite Coasties to once again explore never-before-seen, large-scale art offerings, in addition, to live painting and a plethora of food and beverage vendors.

North Coast Festival Festival Lineup
North Coast Festival Festival Lineup

Both GA and VIP 3-Day festival passes are on sale now, including Payment Plan options. Single-day tickets are also available.

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