North Coast Music Festival 2024: A Look at the Lineup

Finally! Chicago summer festival lineup drops have begun. First to release its Phase 1 is North Coast Music Festival. Taking place over Labor Day weekend (Aug 30 – Sept 1) out in Bridgeview, IL, Collectiv Presents has organized a very well thought out lineup to wrap up summertime Chi. Let’s take a look at what’s coming:

The headliners are massive: we’ve got the lovable Above & Beyond with their friend, Seven Lions. Two Friends, the in-demand ISOKNOCK (ISOXO + Knock 2), LSZee (Clozee & LSDream). Sullivan King and No Redemption (Tchami & Malaa) return with Illenium. With 12 major acts across 4 stages, NCMF does a great job with crowd control but still able to easily get to each act if you so desire!

The undercard could also count as headliners nowadays with just how much recognition these talented names have acquired. ARMNHMR just recently threw down at Radius with excellent reviews. Get out those Wooli Vuitton pashminas for the return of Adam to the windy city. Disco Lines have been dominating lately. Oh, did you notice DJ Diesel is on there too? Sheesh.

In addition to its roster of world-class headliners, North Coast’s 2024 lineup boasts an array of impressive support acts, including festival debuts from American trailblazer, ACRAZE, Dab The Sky (collaborative project between Dabin & Said the Sky), anonymous midtempo bass project Deathpact, and HYO (the DJ project of iconic KPOP group Girls’ Generation-member Hyoyeon Kim).

An extremely huge addition to 2024 is the Brownies & Lemonade curated stage. One genre that is constantly asked about and for Chicago is drum & bass. Legends Chase & Status are making an epic return that weekend. Catch a lot of veterans there along with the fresh faced ones learning about the return of the genre. Hedex is a must see as well as well as Hamdi and Netsky.

The introduction of the spacious venue expanded North Coast’s experimental art installation programming, and the 2024 edition will mark the return of popular additions such as The Chill Dome – a full soccer field dome with lasers, cushions, and air-conditioning complemented by DJs playing downtempo, lofi, and deep house. Designed as a place for attendees to cool down and take a break, this year will once again feature national touring acts in addition to yoga at the start of each day.

And this is only Phase 1 – NCMF is off to a great start! Even if you’re remotely interested, make sure to check out the hotels before they’re snatched up as well as the shuttle passes. Check out ALL the information here. Payment plans are available for tickets and Phase 2 coming soon!