Following the sold-out 2022 edition, North Coast Music Festival has revealed its stacked Phase One lineup for the festival’s 13th annual edition, taking place Friday, September 1st – Sunday, September 3rd 2023, at Chicagoland’s SeatGeek Stadium Campus. The impressive lineup boasts a variety of the finest electronic music acts with more artists to be announced in Phase Two.
North Coast will welcome a slew of headliners making their festival debuts on The Stadium Stage including multi-platinum selling sensation MARSHMELLO (Friday), GRAMMY-winning future bass pioneer FLUME (Sunday), and Australian producer/DJ/singer ALISON WONDERLAND (Sunday). The Stadium Stage will also host some of the festival’s most celebrated veterans to headline including Swedish superstar ALESSO (Friday), Deadbeats label bosses ZEDS DEAD (Saturday), and Belgian bass duo GANJA WHITE NIGHT (Saturday).
For their inaugural North Coast performances, both Parisian chart-topper DJ SNAKE and BIG GIGANTIC and NGHTMRE’s collaborative GIGANTIC NGHTMRE project will close out The Vega Stage (on Saturday and Sunday, respectively). Returning headliner LIQUID STRANGER is slated to host a label takeover from his bass-rattling WAKAAN label on Friday.
The Canopy Stage will serve as the festival’s house haven, kicking off with chart-shredding UK producer DUKE DUMONT as Friday’s closer. Saturday and Sunday will usher in label takeovers hosted by Lane 8’s This Never Happened and Chris Lake’s Black Book Records, respectively.
Additional headlining performances include debut festival sets from Kannibalen Records label bosses BLACK TIGER SEX MACHINE, melodic bass wizard DABIN, Detroit house music icon MK, and English dubstep producer ZOMBOY. North Coast will also welcome back Bite This! label head JAUZ for a high-octane headlining performance.
In addition to the stacked roster of headliners, the North Coast Phase One lineup boasts a variety of support acts that span the dance music spectrum. Fans can indulge in forward-thinking experimental bass sets from first-time acts the dynamic LAB GROUP, Denver’s future bass queen MADDY O’NEAL, experimental wizard OF THE TREES, Brooklyn audio and visual artist ESSEKS, Subsidia Records favorite JANTSEN, and Atlanta-based dubstep act DRINKURWATER. Festival veterans CHAMPAGNE DRIP, ROSSY and ALIGN will also deliver their own unique brand of bass music, while Canadian duo SULTAN + SHEPARD doles out melodic house, and LA-based maestro LE YOUTH serves up indie-electronica.
The festival will also feature stadium-smashing performances from first-time North Coast acts such as producer and activist BLOND:ISH, UK tech house producer CLOONEE, American party starter VALENTINO KHAN, Wales-born singer/songwriter/producer ALUNA, genre-bending producer WUKI, DJ/producer/rapper WRECKNO, Portland-based future funk producer YUNG BAE, multifaceted artist EVAN GIIA, South African house maestro KYLE WATSON, Seattle-based SURF MESA, Belgian producer JERRO, Romanian artist LUZI TUDOR and more.
Continuing to champion the Chicago music scene, North Coast will feature a variety of local talent including DEEP STATE DISCO, PODS, DIOX, MORGAN ALEXIS, DOUBLE D, RED ACHINELLI, COFRESI, SUBOH and more to be announced.