North Coast Music Festival is ready to kick off its 11th annual edition, taking place Friday, September 2 – Sunday, September 4, 2022, at Chicagoland’s SeatGeek Stadium Campus. Check out the festival’s site map here.
With more than 8 hours of music blasting from six different stages each day, including special record label takeovers, this year’s North Coast Music Festival promises to display a weekend full of world-class electronic talent. Headliners include Armin Van Buuren, Illenium, Porter Robinson, Fisher (Catch & Release Takeover), Diplo (Higher Ground Takeover), Subtronics (Cyclops Recordings Takeover), Kaytranada, Seven Lions (Ophelia Takeover), Madeon, SVDDEN DEATH PRESENTS VOYD (GARDEN OF THE DECEIVER), Two Friends, Gryffin, Jai Wolf, Slander, and Tchami x Malaa.
Closing out each night at The Stadium Stage are heavy-hitters such as the trance icon Armin Van Buuren (Friday); emotive, melodic future bass artist Illenium (Saturday); and the storied dance music prodigy Porter Robinson (Sunday). Friday’s lineup at The Stadium Stage will also feature Two Friends, Madeon, and Gryffin; Saturday boasts Dombresky, Said The Sky, and Tchami x Malaa (for their No Redemption duo performance); and Sunday features names such as Jai Wolf, Slander, and Baynk.
Starting the weekend off strong at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 2, the house-centric Canopy Stage opens the festival with a Catch & Release label takeover, hosting label-boss Fisher alongside Martin Ikin, Grammy-winning producer CID, Eli & Fur, and Solardo. The Canopy Stage on Saturday will showcase Diplo’s new house label Higher Ground, with the man himself set to play an electric, headlining show supported by Yotto, Luttrell, and LP Giobbi. Sunday’s Canopy Stage lineup is equally as impressive, with big names such as the Montreal-bred, genre-fusing master Kaytranada closing out the night, and Channel Tres and Ninja Tune’s fast-rising house star TSHA ready to perform throughout the day.
Over on The Vega Stage, fans will be treated to a breathtaking collection of bass music and dubstep artists. Friday’s Vega Stage lineup is headlined by dubstep and sound design virtuoso Subtronics, who is hosting a Cyclops Recordings label takeover with artists such as the legendary dubstep specialist Rusko, bouncy dubstep purveyors Dirt Monkey b2b SubDocta, and multi-instrumentalist bass-producer Boogie T. On Saturday, melodic dubstep king and Ophelia label-boss Seven Lions will take over The Vega Stage for a headlining performance, with MitiS and Wooli set to support. On Sunday, SVDDEN DEATH will present his special VOYD(GARDEN OF THE DECEIVER) live show to close out the Vega Stage, with contemporary dubstep legends MUST DIE!, Eptic, and Marauda to play throughout the day.
In between acts, North Coast Music Festival attendees can cool off and kick back in The Chill Dome, a giant, fully air-conditioned dome with a couch cushion pyramid to climb and play on. Designed like a massive marshmallow from the outside, The Chill Dome immerses revelers in a psychedelic laser light show and a slew of funky DJ sets.
North Coast Music Festival will once again welcome the Incendia crew and their expertise in immersive, fire-oriented spaces for The Incendia Fire Pit. This massive, mesmerizing dome of fire spectacle will serve as another stage for amazing music.
The festival is also bringing back The Silent Disco Stage, where attendees can take a break from the traditional speaker-blaring experience and headphone groove to various DJ sets. Attendees will also have access to The Rainbow Lounge, which is equal parts art installation & hammock chill zone; The Temple Of Intention, an interactive installation and meet-up spot; as well as art installations and other experentials such as Sky Fields, The Zephyrs, Dancing Garden, The Giant, and North Coast Yacht Club.
North Coast Music Festival recently announced a new Platinum VIP Pass, which gives buyers access to the Platinum Lounge within the stadium. In the lounge, Platinum VIP Pass holders will receive complimentary drinks with a full bar, complimentary food, and premium private restrooms. Platinum VIP Pass buyers also will get exclusive Skybox viewing of The Stadium Stage, access to GA & VIP areas with all amenities included, and separate Platinum will call and entrance.
Buy Platinum VIP Pass here.