This morning, North Coast Music Festival—the annual Labor Day weekend concert event produced by local independent promoters React Presents, Silver Wrapper, Cold Grums, Kingtello and Metronome—announced the lineup to its fifth anniversary edition.
The other big festival in Union Park (the one that doesn't rhyme with Itchpork) leans heavy on EDM, jam and rap. The 2014 lineup especially runs up a large electric bill—Bassnectar, Snoop Dogg, Kid Cudi and STS9 headline. Three-day passes are $149.99, and single-day tickets will go on sale at a later date.
The rest of the bill looks a lot like a year's subscription to Mayhem at the Mid, with big name DJs Alesso, Zeds Dead, Dada Life, Wolfgang Gartner and more. We look forward to Swedish dance-pop darlings Little Dragon, foodie MC Action Bronson, posh micro-R&B singer Chet Faker, weirdo new-wavers Future Islands, cartoonish web troll Riff Raff, chillwave pioneer Washed Out, local roots-reggae pop act Wild Belle and the sort of lo-fi Pearl Jam, Dr. Dog.
Heavy rains hit last year (as it did at most festivals), but that didn't stop the fans from slopping through the mud in crazy costumes. Never change, kids. Though let's hope the weather is better this summer.
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Here is the complete lineup:
BASSNECTAR | KID CUDI | STS9 | SNOOP DOGG
ALESSO | NICKY ROMERO | DADA LIFE | ZEDS DEAD
Dr Dog | Little Dragon | Slightly Stoopid | The New Deal
Adventure Club | Griz | Showtek | Wolfgang Gartner | W&W
Action Bronson | Boombox | Cashmere Cat | Chet Faker | Emancipator Ensemble
The Floozies | Future Islands | Future Rock | Keys n Krates | Lettuce
Papadosio | Riff Raff | Washed Out | What So Not | Wild Belle
Autobody | Bad Bad Not Good | Break Science
Cosby Sweater | Dopapod | Grandtheft | J Phlip
Midnight Conspiracy | The Motet | Muzzy | The Nth Power
Ookay| Orchard Lounge | Porn and Chicken
ProbCause | Thibault | Tourist | Wick-it the Instigator | Zebo