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Chicago-based electronic music fans have a big Labor Day Weekend in store for them, as North Coast Music Festival is bringing a cavalcade of EDM superstars to Union Park on September 4-6.

This year’s edition marks the NCMF’s sixth annual installment, which aims to once again give attendees a varied lineup that spans a diverse range of genres and styles. With a set of headliners that sees electronic legends The Chemical Brothers joined by Widespread Panic and D’Angelo and The Vanguard, NCMF promises a unique blend of acts sure to satiate all music fans. On the DJ front, Knife Party, Steve Aoki, Tycho, Booka Shade, Green Velvet, and Shpongle lead the roster, while Porter Robinson, The Glitch Mob, and RAC will deliver electronic/dance-focused live performances. Peep the full poster below.


Attendees looking for some late-night action need to look no further than the official NCMF afterparties, which span across five nights and multiple venues across Chicago. Highlights of the weekend include Le Youth & Plastic Plate at The Mid on 9/3, Knife Party at The Mid on 9/4, Chromeo (DJ) at Studio Paris on 9/5, Green Velvet at The Mid and Kill The Noize at Transit on 9/6, and the official closing party with Porn N Chicken at Evil Olive on 9/7. The full list of official afterparties is below.


  • Le Youth + Plastic Plates – the MID 21+ | Free with RSVP | Tickets


  • Daft Rock: Future Rock performs the Music of Daft Punk + North American Scum: Members of Turbo Suit, Digital Tape Machine, Spare Parts Present the Music of LCD Soundsystem – Concord Music Hall 18+ |Tickets
  • The Main Squeeze – Official Mind Your Head Album Release Party – Bottom Lounge 17+ | Tickets
  • Knife Party – the MID 21+ | Tickets
  • Salva, Sicko Mobb, Martin $ky + Cofresi – Cobra Lounge 21+ | Tickets


  • The Disco Biscuits – Concord Music Hall 18+ | Tickets
  • Lyrics Born, The Heard + O.R. They? – Cobra Lounge 21+ | Tickets
  • Sweater Beats, Humans + Smoko Ono – Bottom Lounge 17+ | Tickets
  • Steve Aoki + Ricoshei – the MID 21+ | Tickets
  • Galactic – 1st Ward 18+ | Tickets
  • Chromeo (DJ Set) – Studio Paris 21+ | Tickets


  • Goldfish + Auto Body – Bottom Lounge 17+ | Tickets
  • Green Velvet – the MID 21+ | Tickets
  • Kill The Noize, The Trap House + Rodga – Transit 21+ |Tickets
  • Until the Ribbon Breaks, GGOOLLDD, Equator Club – Cobra Lounge 21+ | Tickets


  • NCMF Official Closing Party w/ Porn N Chicken + Special Guest TBA – Evil Olive 21+ | Tickets

What else can to expect from the fest? Fans can take advantage of a robust Silent Disco as well as the 21+ Heineken House (featuring Waze & Odyssey, Ron Caroll, and Moon Boots).

Tickets and more information are available at


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