North Coast is more than music.

We strive to create an experience that allows our Coasties to create their own journey with installations
that interact with all your senses.

In 2023, these efforts manifested in eight different massive installations:

The Chill Dome: We converted a massive, well-ventilated, air-conditioned dome into an area for resting, cooling down, and getting out of the heat. Please use the dome as a place to take a break in between sets and relax on our Pillow Mountain while vibing out to custom lighting and chill sounds from Chicago’s best djs playing downtempo, chillhop, lofi, and lots more.
North Coast Yacht Club: Board the S.S. Bam for perks, good times, photo ops, drinks, and a yacht’s elevated eye view of the fest.
Club Coast: A speakeasy in a secret location. A party within the party. Coasties downloaded the app for daily passwords and clues to the location.
Rainbow Lounge: A re-imagined scaffolding into part art installation, part hammock lounge, designed to take you off your feet and bring people together.
Pixel Path: These monumental glowing blocks guiding Coasties in their exploration, reminding us all to enjoy the journey as much as the destination.
Zephyrs: Kinetic by design, ripped in the wind serving as a playful backdrop.
The Giant: North Coast stands on the shoulders of giants. The Coastie community is part of a larger, socially significant culture, and we thank all those before us and paved the way.
The Incendia Fire Pit: We teamed up with the Incendia crew and booked some of Chicago’s best to provide the soundtrack for this fire-breathing dome.
• Lastly, our Costumed Performers added some flair to an already eccentric crowd. Adorning beautiful outfits, infusing a fantastical sense of wonder to the fest.


NCMF is still at the top of Chicago fests. From the locas food, the art, to the music, they never fall short. North Coast pulled out all the stops.


In describing the return of NCMF, OUT OF THIS WORLD seems to be the prevailing ideology. and the correct one.


With it’s DIVERSE LINEUP AND VARIETY OF AFTER-SHOWS right outside the beautiful city of Chicago on Labor Day Weekend, NCMF is sure to be an awesome experience every year.


NCMF dominates their annual celebration… was nothing short of breathtaking.


North Coast was full of unique surprises. and this festival veteran enjoyed every minute of it.