Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival reveals 2021 lineup, venue change

North Coast Music Festival organizers have announced the show will return for 2021, along with a full lineup and venue change for the Labor Day Weekend event.

Set for Sept. 3-5, 2021, North Coast will move to the newly renovated SeetGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Ill. It was most previously held at Northerly Island, and Union Park before that.

The move to SeetGeek Stadium allows for use of the stadium’s field for the main stage. Another stage will utilize the air-conditioned soccer dome, with two more stage on the seven surrounding soccer turf fields.

This year’s lineup is dominated by electronic artists. Topping the list are Kaskade, Griz, Zeds Dead, Louis the Child, Ganja White Night, and Rezz.

Other artists include Chris Lake, Claude Vonstroke, DJ Diesel, Green Velvet, Lane 8, NGHTMRE, Nora en Pure, San Holo, Testpilot, Whethan, Charles the First, Dom Dolla, LSDream, Manic Focus, Sonny Fodera, Walker & Royce, Wax Motif, and more (see full lineup graphic below).

North Coast 2021 tickets are on sale now, starting at $221 for a three-day general admission pass. VIP passes start at $354. Payment plans are available for all ticket types.

A number of safety protocols will be in place, including health screenings and mask mandates per local regulations, contactless food and beverage purchases, and increased sanitation. The festival promises full refunds in case the event is postponed to 2022.

North Coast Music Festival 2021 Lineup



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Kent is founder and editor-in-chief. He's always had a love and passion for music of all types, but didn't discover the music festival scene and community until moving to Southern California during his early post-college years. He returned to his roots in the Midwest in 2011 and has since been determined to share the magic and beauty of the music scene with as many as possible. Email