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North Coast Music Festival

Chicago's annual celebration of hip-hop, jam bands and electronic music take over Labor Day weekend at North Coast Music Festival

Photograph: Kristan Lieb
Costumed concert-goers flocked to the final day of North Coast Music Festival on September 6, 2015.

Ah, Labor Day, the end of summer. Accordingly, North Coast Music Festival bills itself as "Summer's Last Stand." (Though technically this is not the end of summer festivals, as Riot Fest hits two weeks later.) Curated and run by local club promoters React Presents, North Coast arguably delivers the most diverse bill of any Chicago music festival. Hip-hop, jam, EDM and indie acts come together in Union Park for three days, September 2-4, 2016. Later, the party spills over into several afterparties at local dance clubs.

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North Coast Music Festival 2015

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6 best things we saw at North Coast

The best sets, people and attractions at the weekend festival

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North Coast 2015, Sunday: Faces in the crowd

The Chemical Brothers brought plenty of lasers to the final day of the fest

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North Coast 2015, Saturday: Faces in the crowd

D'Angelo and the Roots headlined another beautiful day of music

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North Coast 2015, Friday: Faces in the crowd

The Labor Day weekend bash kicked off with set from Wale and Widespread Panic

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9 must-see acts at North Coast 2015

Not sure who to see in Union Park this year? We've got 9 great recommendations

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North Coast is trying to grow up

We spoke with co-founder Michael Berg about the fest's maturing lineup

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North Coast Music Festival 2014

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Crazy costumes at North Coast

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Sunday faces in the crowd

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Saturday faces in the crowd

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Friday faces in the crowd

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More photos, lineups and news

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10 must-see acts at North Coast Music Festival 2014

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The City of Chicago defines what "EDM" means

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North Coast day by day lineup

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North Coast Music Festival 2014 headliners and lineup

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Crazy costumes from North Coast

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Batbro and even more costumes

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Still more wild costumes

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North Coast 2013 in photos

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Scott K
Scott K

Keeping it cool and carcinogenic, I see.