North Coast Music Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

Article Contributed by React Presents | Published on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

North Coast Music Festival (NCMF) is thrilled to announce the lineup for this year’s festival, which takes place during Labor Day Weekend from Friday, September 4th through Sunday, September 6th.  Featuring three consecutive days of hip-hop, jam, indie, rock, R&B, electronic beats, and everything in between, each year North Coast transforms Chicago’s historic Union Park into a massive party for Coasties to indulge in Summer’s Last Stand.

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For the 6th annual year, NCMF brings together a more diverse range of genres than ever before, and continues the tradition of pushing emerging artists to the forefront while appealing it’s broad musical scope to an equally diverse crowd.  Returning headliners THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS are back this year after closing the inaugural NCMF in 2010. Additional 2015 headliners include R&B star D'ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD, who is riding high off the release of his first album in fourteen years, plus a very special SURPRISE ROCK HEADLINER that will be announced on Tuesday, May 12th.

The eclectic lineup features a wide range of artists including The Roots, Wale, Tycho, Atmosphere, Porter Robinson (Live), The Glitch Mob, Chromeo, Portugal. The Man, Booka Shade, RAC, Nahko & Medicine for the People, supergroup Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ Set), and an exciting performance from New Orleans' premiere funk band Galactic joined by Macy Gray, plus many more.

The Disco Biscuits, Steve Aoki, Knife Party, Dirty Dozen Brass Band are among the artists who return to play the festival, along with Gramatik’s Lowtemp labelmates Exmag, who made their debut performance during NCMF 2013.  Local favorites returning this year include Chicago house legend Green Velvet, Future Rock, who will be performing for the sixth year in a row, Chicago's resident DJ Zebo, along with up-and-coming acts like electronic jam producer Manic Focus, jazz and soul singer Lili K, rising alternative rapper Skizzy Mars, and blues-infused funk bands like The Heard, The O’My's, and The Main Squeeze.

This year NCMF will be bringing back the popular Silent Disco, as well as the “Living Gallery” presented by Elder Tree graffiti area.  The music doesn't stop when the festival hours end, as North Coast hosts a variety of after parties around Chicago at some of the city's finest venues.  After parties will be announced as the festival approaches, and tickets holders will have the opportunity to purchase advance tickets before the general public.