Spring Awakening Music Festival threw a 3-day house warming rager that had the Hoffman Estates Major in great spirts came Monday morning.
This year, the Chicago native festival, changed its location to the massive 27 acres Poplar Creek. Some may have liked the new location, others may have not liked the journey there… however way you felt, once you entered the gates of SAMF, you felt nothing but glitter, love, joy, and music.
Getting to the grounds, from the city…which for me, it’s what makes SAMF so special – CHICAGO… was a bit of a journey. Ubers were in the upwards of $130 and about an hour and a half commute, one way. Hopping on the train (The Blue line in this case) took about an hour and 45 minutes and only cost $10 (both ways!). So for our squad, the train was a no brainier. The festival also provided free shuttles from the final train stop to the grounds, dropping everyone off right in front of the gates.
Getting in the festival was amazing. The staff was friendly and helpful, the check-in security staff was kind and thorough. I always believe in the benefits of VIP tickets, and at SAMF they stand true. Speedy entry, designated food and bars and way better restrooms. So next year, and if you’re 21+, get yourself a VIP ticket. It’s worth it! If you don’t, but want to, you can always upgrade to VIP once you’re there. Also, an amazing feature that I have not seen at any other festival was the VIP areas between the two main stages were connected! Providing VIPers the ability to run back and forth, not be stuck in the crowds, have faster food and drink lines and less waiting for restrooms. Which, also takes away from foot traffic in the general area. SMART move SAMF! SMART! MOVE!!!!
We all know the music is amazing, the lineup was filled with heavy hitters and the last minutes changes were the cherry on top! How Spring Awakening stands out among the rest festivals is on how they care for their attendees. Everyone was educated on what protocols to follow, adapted quickly when changes needed to be made (parking on day one – I was told – was a bit hectic), and the level of medics available to care for any emergency was incredibly comforting.
Day one gallery:
As a whole, Spring Awakening 2019 gets a B+! Not to mention I got to celebrate National Bestfriends Day with one of my top 10! Who, BTWs, had never been to a electronic music festival before – The ability to see a festival from a newbie’s perspective is amazing! So next year, grab your bestfriend, plan to stay near the grounds, your energy level and patience will thank you. As always, Spring Awakening was an amazing experience and so happy to call this one of my favorite summer festivals!
Spring Awakening Music Festival is thrilled to announce this year’s official after parties! Taking place at Chicago’s most popular nightclubs including Prysm, Spybar, Sound Bar, TAO and Electric Hotel, there are myriad shows throughout the weekend to keep the party going long after the festival ends. Tickets will sell out so grab yours now before it’s too late! Check out the complete list of after parties below.
THURSDAY JUNE 6: Pre-Party.
Dombresky & Gene Farris – Soundbar – Get Tickets HERE (21+)
And just like that, summer officially starts in the circle city. The Indianapolis 500 kicks off a series of events that define the summer season in Hoosier-ville. The heat, the sun, the constant wonder if it will actually rain, and of course, the unavoidable farmers tan lines – caused by the constant uncertainty of really not knowing it will rain or not!
The 2019 edition of the infamous Snake Pit couldn’t ask for better weather. The morning overcast cleared around the time the green flag was waved and the sky provided enough clouds to not overheat the hearts that thump throughout turn 3 of the Indianapolis Motor Speed Way. The Snake Pit class of 2019 was initiated by Ricky Retro, followed by electro-deep house DJ Chris Lake (personal favorite), next Illenium dropped his classic uplifting beats before the Pre-race traditions and green flag allowed the Indy 500 drivers take over the track.
The music resumed with Alesso taking over the decks. He’s hour and a half set fueled up the energy and brought back to life the rookies that were a little too drunk by the end of Chris Lakes’ set – we’ve all been there. Skillex took over as race day came close to it end. He’s music kept up with the roaring of the cars as they approached their finals turns and the energy throughout the track cheered the victory of Simon Pagenaud. Our Snake Pit will always deliver an incredible time, generate memories that will leave forever; specially the ones that some might forget. Wether the 2019 edition kicked started your summer festivities or provided you with major FOMO, rest assure that better planning (on your part) for the 2020 Indianapolis 500 Snake Pit is undeniable. Check out the 2019 Snake Pit Presented by Coors Light SQUAD:
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Currently marching her way through her biggest North American tour to date with performances at Ultra Music Festival and back-to-back headlining weekends at Coachella including being one of the first artists to ever be live-streamed from the YUMA Tent, Nicole Moudaber continues her dominance in the techno-sphere with her ‘Seeing It Through’ EP, her first original release of 2019. Arriving through her tastemaking MOOD Records imprint on Friday, April 26, the three-track release also features her first single of 2019 as the EP’s eponymous title track. With all three fiercely produced tracks asserting Nicole Moudaber’s position among techno elite, her ‘Seeing It Through’ EP is sure to leave a mark on the dance floor this spring and summer season.
Kicking the techno engine into gear, title track “Seeing It Through” will be sure to cater to fans of her signature dark and driving techno as the EP opens with heavy kick drum thunder. Arriving as the EP’s shortest yet most powerful offering, the track makes a point to lace listeners into a hypnotic groove that will leave them in awe, classic Moudaber at her finest. Keeping her foot on the pedal in “Common Dreams,” the MOOD label head introduces an entrancing motif that builds with warm pads throughout. Wrapping up the release’s final stretch, “The Sun at Midnight” opens with a mood setting musical atmosphere that inspires mysticism and journeys into the unknown. Immersing her fellow passengers along for the techno ride, it is not long before the track explodes with punching synths and a reverberating kick designed for peak moments. Road-tested and primed to perfection on dancefloors around the world, Nicole Moudaber always finishes strong.
An unstoppable force in the DJ booth, studio, and on the air waves with her weekly ‘In The Mood’ radio show, Nicole Moudaber continues to make 2019 another year to remember. Playing over 110 gigs in 28 countries last year, it is no secret that she is an in-demand talent at festivals and nightclubs around the world. Next month, Moudaber’s global fans can look forward to her appearance at International Music Summit in Ibiza as she will celebrate the 5th anniversary of her radio show ‘In The Mood’, hosting and broadcasting live from the grand finale of the world-renowned industry event on May 24. Heading back stateside for the end of May, Nicole will once again team up with Dubfire and Paco Osuna to close out Movement Detroit for another edition of their epic B3B on May 26 before heading to New York City for another epic open-to-close set on May 31 at 99 Scott. Continuing her “always on-tour” mentality with confirmed appearances at Circoloco Ibiza, Creamfields UK, Ilesoniq, this summer, it won’t be long until the dance music pioneer lands at her faithful techno army’s doorstep.Nicole Moudaber’s ‘Seeing It Through’ EP will be available on Beatport via MOOD Records on April 26, buy now.
Nicole Moudaber’s ‘Seeing It Through’ EP Available on Beatport on April 26, 2019 Tracklisting: 1) Seeing It Through 2) Common Dreams 3) The Sun at Midnight
Nicole Moudaber Tour Dates:
April 26 Barcelona, Spain @ Pacha
April 27 London, UK @ EGG
May 3 Budapest, Hungary @ Premier Club
May 4 Amsterdam, Holland @ De Marktkantine
May 5 Loughborough, UK @ Forbidden Forest
May 17 Prague, Czech Republic @ Roxy
May 18 Zurich, Switzerland @ Hive
May 20 Ibiza, Spain @ Circoloco at DC-10
May 24 Ibiza, Spain @ Dalt Villa
*May 26 Detroit, USA @ Movement — Dubfire B3B Nicole Moudaber B3B Paco Osuna
*May 31 New York, USA @ 99 Scott — All Night Long
*June 1 Ft. Lauderdale, USA @ Venue
June 7 Athens, Greece @ Blend
June 8 Toulouse, France @ Bricks Festival
June 9 Palermo, Italy @ Unlocked Festival
June 15 Amsterdam, Holland @ Mystic Garden Festival
June 16 Paradise @ Sonar OFF, Barcelona
June 22 Beirut, Lebanon @ AHM
June 29 Dublin, Ireland @ Higher Vision
July 5 Malaga, Spain @ Weekend Beach Festival
July 6 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg @ Philharmonie
July 7 Blankenberge, Belgium @ Beachland Festival
July 17 Ibiza, Spain @ Paradise at DC-10
July 19 Paris @ La ClariereJuly 20 Kołobrzeg, Poland @ Sunrise Festival
July 26 Derry, Ireland @ We Are Together Festival
July 27 Porto, Portugal @ Sound Waves EsmorizAugust 2 Ibiza, Spain @ Shadows
*August 10 Montreal, Canada @ Ilesoniq
Aug 20 Ibiza, Spain @ Resistance at PRIVILEGE, Ibiza
August 24 Daresbury, UK @ Creamfields
Aug 28 Ibiza, Spain @ Paradise at DC10+
more to be announced! *Denotes North American dates
ULTRA Music Festival made its indelible mark this past weekend on its new home in Miami’s picturesque Miami Marine Stadium & Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. With over 170,000 fans from over 105 countries attending across 3 days, the 21st edition proved to be the biggest yet for the World’s Premier Electronic Music Festival. Exclusive headlining performances from Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers, Dubfire B3B Nicole Moudaber B3B Paco Osuna, deadmau5, Galantis, GRiZ, ILLENIUM, Jamie Jones B2B Joseph Capriati,, Louis The Child, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, NGHTMRE + SLANDER present Gud Vibrations, ODESZA, REZZ, Richie Hawtin, Sasha | John Digweed, Testpilot, and Zedd helped mark a new chapter in the festival’s ever-expanding history.
The 21st edition featured 8 unique stages, all meticulously curated in sound and production. The world-renowned Main Stage provided attendees with yet another year of unparalleled performances with Marshmello, Martin Garrix, and The Chainsmokers closing the festival each night. To add a new dimension to the already scenic Miami Marine Stadium, the Live Arena hosted visually stunning and immersive performances from headliners Galantis, Gigantic NGHTMRE, GRiZ, ILLENIUM, Louis The Child, ODESZA, and the legendary Tom Morello. Canadian mainstay deadmau5 brought his highly anticipated Cube 3.0 stage to life for its worldwide debut on Saturday. Before taking the production across the nation on his Cube 3.0 tour, the Canadian native gave ULTRA patrons and livestreamers a first look at the new and improved version of his classic ‘Cube’. Positioning the globally revered producer dead center with a 360-degree swivel, the stage is both undeniably arresting and visually encompassing. Fellow Canadian, Lights, took the stage with deadmau5 to perform ‘Raise Your Weapon’, and an instant classic, ‘Drama Free’.
UMF TV provided a livestream across the 3 days of the festival, inviting viewers to experience the new venue in the comfort of their own home. Commencing daily at 5:00PM EST, the livestream broadcast one-of-a-kind performances from ULTRA’s new home to 30 million viewers worldwide. Performances from the likes of Tiësto, Alesso, Dog Blood, deadmau5, Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers and Armin van Buuren were featured across the weekend, among many others.
ULTRA Music Festival once again featured a slew of unannounced surprises, with Armin van Buuren bringing out one of the weekend’s most intriguing guests, Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth. The two debuted a remix of the legendary rock band’s iconic song, ‘Jump’, which had the entire festival on their feet. NGHTMRE & Slander brought out NBA Hall of Fame member Shaquille O’Neal for nearly five minutes, in a fantasy back-to-back-to-back appearance. Martin Garrix filled the ‘TBA’ slot on his STMPD Records-hosted stage at UMF Radio on Sunday, Afrojack called upon Rae Sremmurd, and The Chainsmokers united alongside ILLENIUM to unveil their monstrous new collaboration.
For the first time in the event’s history, RESISTANCE reigned supreme on its very own Island, as it welcomed performances from some of house and techno’s most in-demand names. Often imitated but never outdone, Carl Cox’s Megastructure made its return to ULTRA Music Festival’s underground haven with standout sets from Belgian star Charlotte de Witte, Jamie Jones B2B Joseph Capriati, and Tale Of Us, rounding off the three-day festivities with a monumental B2B courtesy of techno titans Adam Beyer and Maceo Plex. Premiering at the event’s 21st edition, the Reflector stage dedicated its 2nd day to Richie Hawtin’s PLAYdifferently, closing its debut with a B3B from Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber,and Paco Osuna. Other Reflector stage highlights included headline performances from Testpilot, Sasha | John Digweed, Sven Vath and Black Coffee. Offering revelers yet another brand new stage to enjoy, RESISTANCE Island welcomed the Arrival stage, provided by Burning Man’s PLAYGROUND sound camp, featuring euphoric performances by house and techno pillars including Alan Fitzpatrick, Cristoph, Technasia B2B Carlo Lio, and more.
ULTRA Music Festival’s new home on Virginia Key presented new and timely challenges to implement conscious environmental practices. ULTRA’s ecological commitments primarily focus on pollution prevention, nature preservation, waste reduction, community engagement, responsible resource strategies, and traffic mitigation. By minimizing any potential environmental impacts that may result from production, ULTRA will soon become an example for festivals around the world to follow. Following the festival’s conclusion, the Miami Seaquarium took to Twitter to commend the locations of the speakers and sound levels, reassuring concerned environmentalists of the safety of their animals post-event.
“Through its new sustainability initiatives, event organizers maintained the event grounds in good condition throughout the weekend. All crews, patrons and volunteers observed the event’s Leave No Trace initiative by keeping dance floors clear throughout the event and even usingpocket ashtrays provided by organizers to reduce cigarette litter. Cleaning crews worked tirelessly through the night following each event day and to ensure that Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and most of the surrounding perimeter areas were clean by 5:00AM.” – ULTRA Music Festival
“The required environmental management and remediation plan, not required of any other music festival to occur at these locations, was prepared, finalized and delivered to the City of Miami on time on January 28, 2019. During the proceeding months, weeks, and days leading up to the event, Ultra Music Festival has stood tall and worked with Cardno to meet environmental requirements of their license agreement, including construction, deconstruction and during the event on March 29 – 31, 2019.” – Cardno
“At all times during the production, event organizers operated real time compliance monitoring for noise impacts at both festival sites and in the surrounding areas. In our experience, this is unprecedented for similar events.” –Trinity Consultants
With the City of Miami, City of Miami & Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue working tirelessly to make the event and its attendees as safe as possible, 36 arrests – albeit mostly preventative ones – were made over the weekend, making the event one of the safest editions to date.
With the conclusion of the 21st edition of Miami’s very own ULTRA Music Festival, the event has confirmed their return on March 27, 28, 29th, 2020. **Pictures provided by Ultra Music Festival | Get in PR!
John Digweed | Photo Credit: Dan ReidUnderground visionary John Digweed continues his acclaimed ‘Live In…’ mix compilation series with ‘Last Night at Output,’ commemorating the ultimate closing set at the Brooklyn clubbing institution. Recorded live on New Year’s Eve 2018, fans of John Digweed, underground dance music, the club, and those who were in attendance can now celebrate this night in dance music history with this special musical memento and collector’s item. Featuring over 70 tracks played throughout the 10-hour set, the album will include tracks from Âme, Agoria, Cassy, Claude VonStoke, Dixon, François K, Hot Since 82, John Digweed, Laurent Garner, OXIA, Steve Bug, The Drifter, and many more. Out on Bedrock Records on May 3, 2019, the compilation album will be released in a limited edition 6xCD box set, 4-set vinyl package, and for the ultimate dance music collectors, an extremely limited signed and numbered vinyl release will be available, pre-orders are available now.
“From sadness to joy, I had so many mixed emotions and an overwhelming pressure to deliver a party that a club of that stature deserves. I really put my heart and soul into that party drawing from my favourite tracks over the years. The 10-hour set seemed to fly by and there was just a constant sea of smiling faces from the dancefloor all night long as the crowd literally savoured every record on that crystal clear Funktion One soundsystem. After listening back to the set, I knew this album had to come out and not just be another mix online. It deserved to be a part of music collections and a memento for years to come. I am sure this album will bring back some amazing memories for the people there that night, and for those who were not, I hope you can immerse yourself in one of my favourite sets in New York for years to come.” -John Digweed.
A New York favorite since his Twilo residency in the 90’s and globally in-demand DJ/producer talent, John Digweed’s respect and admiration for Output’s forward-thinking policies, and now clubbing legacy appears once again in his ‘Live In…’ mix compilation series following his 2017 ‘Live In Brooklyn’ album also recorded at the club. An Output regular since opening its doors in 2013, the Bedrock Records label head had played the club a dozen times in its six year run including three consecutive New Year’s Eve appearances. Capturing the musical and emotional atmosphere of the club on its final night, ‘Last Night at Output’ comes as the label’s most challenging project yet backed by a passion-driven mission to ensure this night is remembered for clubbers and dance music aficionados worldwide.
Available for pre-order via Bedrock Records, the vinyl and CD sets will come in colorful distinctive packaging designed to celebrate Output’s spirit with a special die cut slipcase, box, and wallets. Combining all six CDs to create layers of vortex, the box set will include sleeve notes in an eight page booklet in a high gloss finish. All limited edition shrink wrapped 4-set vinyl packages will also feature a signed sleeve by John Digweed with a very limited amount of numbered and signed versions for collectors.
John Digweed’s ‘Last Night at Output’ mix compilation album will be available on Bedrock Records on May 3, 2019 and is available for pre-order now.
John Digweed 2019 Tour Dates:
March 28 Miami, USA @ Bedrock at Wynwood Factory
March 29 Boston, USA @ Bijou
*March 31 Miami, USA @ Ultra Resistance
April 13 Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
April 18 London, UK @ All Night Long at Fabric
*April 19 Glasgow, UK @ SWG3*
April 20 Manchester, UK @ Manchester Albert Hall
*April 22 Derry, UK @ The Bunker
May 18 Rosario, Argentina @ Metropolitano
May 19 Córdoba, Argentina @ Forja Centro
May 24 Amsterdam, Holland @ De Markkantine
*June 8 Sydney, Australia @ The Ivy
*June 9 Sydney, Australia @ The Ivy
June 14 Mexico City, Mexico @ Cookie Presents
June 15 Dallas, USA @ Stereo Live
June 16 Houston, USA @ Stereo Live
*July 4 Athens, Greece @ Bolivar Bar
July 12 USA @ TBAJuly 13 Montreal, Canada @ AIM Festival
*July 23 Ibiza, Spain @ Resistance Ibiza at Privilege
July 26 USA @ TBA
July 27 USA @ TBA
*August 4 Montpellier, France @ Family Piknik
August 7 Viana do Castelo, Portugal @ Neopop Festival
August 10 Zurich, Switzerland @ Streetparade
*August 13 Ibiza, Spain @ Resistance Ibiza at Privilege
*August 27 Ibiza, Spain @ Resistance Ibiza at Privilege
*September 3 Ibiza, Spain @ Resistance Ibiza at Privilege
*September 17 Ibiza, Spain @ Resistance Ibiza at Privilege
Check out the complete list of SAMF 2019 artists below. Some notable acts include Galantis, Zomboy, Yellow Claw, Malaa, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus B2B 4B, Benny Benassi, Space Jesus, Chris Lake, Shiba San, Liquid Stranger, Claptone, Nora En Pure and many more. This year’s Branded Stage showcases will be hosted by Destructo’s AMFAMFAMF (All My Friends), Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats, and React’s very own Bass Kitchen.
For 2019 in Poplar Creek, more than 90 artists will perform across five unique stages, demonstrating a dynamic variety of genres within the electronic music spectrum. Spring Awakening Music Festival will also feature stunning stage production, interactive art installations, carnival rides, and much more. Stay tuned for Single Day tickets and more announcements.
The new 2019 location boasts 27 acres of land, nearly double that of last year’s site, which allows for bigger and better stages, more production, and additional experiential environments. Complimentary shuttles from nearby Metra stations to the festival grounds will be provided to fest-goers. Additionally, the grounds are less than ten minutes from multiple hotel options, and for the first time in SAMF history, the location will allow for festival parking on site.
2019 FESTIVAL TO BE HELD JUNE 7–9 IN HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL
GA AND VIP PASSES ON SALE NOW:http://www.springawakeningfestival.com/
On Wednesday, March 27th, Dim Mak comes back to Miami Music Week for a late-night affair at Mana Wynwood. Headlined by Steve Aoki, the festivities include a newly announced lineup featuring performances by Slushii, 4B, Henry Fong, Tisoki, Max Styler, Bok Nero, Kendoll and special guest Don Diablo. The party starts at 8PM and ends Thursday morning at 3AM. Tickets on sale now!!!!!
For the past decade, Dim Mak and Steve Aoki have been at the epicenter of Miami Music Week, curating boundary-pushing events year after year. The artists on the 2019 lineup join a stacked list of talent who have graced the Dim Mak stage over previous years, including The Chainsmokers, Yellow Claw, Deorro, Rich the Kid, Dada Life, Carnage, Afrojack, Waka Flocka Flame, Keys N Krates, Lil Jon, Desiigner, Borgore, Getter, Laidback Luke, The Bloody Beetroots, QUIX and many many more. Following last year’s insane show hosted by SHAQ, we are excited to keep the tradition alive in 2019.
DIM MAK MIAMI 2019 Wednesday,
March 27 8:00 PM – 3:00 AM Tickets Mana Wynwood 318 NW 23rd St. Wynwood, FL
*This Event is 18+*
Get in the mood for this year’s show with our Dim Mak Miami Takeover Spotify Playlist:Listen Here
I love summer. I love summer so much, that I save all my complains for cold months. I don’t let a single negative word come out of my mouth while the sweet summer heat goldens my skin. That’s why North Coast Music Festival is bitter sweet. NCMF means the end of summer, our last chance to let our hair down and rock the grounds of a park somewhere in some city (this case Union Park, Chicago), celebrating our love for music and all the fun summer has brought… But enough with this weather analogy, NCMF is the perfect way to celebrate the closing of yet another great summer while staying positive, got it!
This year, I raffled off tickets (Thank you thank you North Coast!) tickets to bring along 2 music festival lovers! These lucky gals, joined my photog/dancer/musician friend Kayla as we taught them the culture and life of festival going! It was their first festival ever! We booked our rooms, planned our festival outfits, packed our weekenders and hit the road to Chicago.
The summer humidity was on blast and the heat was perfect. As we walked through the gates of the festival, we roam each stage and area of the grounds. We checked out the venders, the art, and familiarized ourselves with each state and location. Our first full set was DVSN, then we planned to split as some of wanted to check out Miguel and others wanted see Axwell /\ Ingrosso. That was our plan. That was probably the plan for many. Unfortunately Chicago had other plans in mind.
As we we ran to our hotel through the streets of Chicago, we kissed all frustrations goodbye and allowed ourselves to be playful in the rain. Last time we enjoyed playing in the rain was when we were kids and North Coast (Mother Nature really but let’s go with it) gave us the opportunity to do so again! So thank you NCMF! In our minds we still had 2 full days, so cutting one day short was no problem.
Half way through DVSN’s amazing set, the rain went from an annoying mist, to a full blown storm. The winds blew tents over, the water quickly gathered creating puddles elephants wold love to play in, and the vibe went from festivity to run-for-safety. For our, and everyone working/preforming at North Coast, safety, the festival was closed for the night. Big acts Axwell /\ Ingross and Miguel were cancelled.
Saturday was promising! We went to a fun brunch, we fueled our bodies with mimosas and joy and off we went to celebrate day 2! Our plan was to loudly dance in the silent disco, check out the live art, ride the disco shark, check out new artists and dance to the craziness that is DJ Snake. I also did fall in love with The Polish Ambassador & Diplomatic Scandal. I loved everything about them and their music.
Unfortunately, the windy city kept it’s nickname proud and gates were shot early due to severe weather warnings. Listen, we’re all for safety and making sure our bodies don’t over work themselves, so we were OK leaving a little early. Out of our Saturday plan, all we missed was DJ Snake, so it was a successful day.
Sunday was the day we set to really check out new artists and fall in love with new music. After our traditional visit to the infamous bean, which BTWs it’s actually called ‘Cloud Gate’ – 🤦🏽♂️ did not know that- we head into our final NCMF day. We really wanted to check out Crywolf. So glad we did! He’s whole vibe and set were perfect. We sat on the ground and watch festival goers dance, blow glitter into the air and lounge on huge picnic blankets. We even caught a sweet sweet moment of mom and son sharing their love of music. Jacob Banks blew our minds off! His voice, is amazing! His vibe, is full of life and soul. Everything about his set and performance had us all in awe.
Despite the early closure of Friday and Saturday and having to leave early Sunday, we’re happy to report that our North Coast Music Festival 2018 was an absolute success. Will we do it again? 100%. Will I recommend it to others? 100%. Will I try to have another contest for next NCMF? 100%!! Thank you North Coast for keeping us safe and taking good care of us. Thank you for the new music and thank you for the good times. I’m happy to say that I will see you again next year.
Did you go to North Coast? Let me know about your experience! Who was our favorite artist? Favorite stage? Favorite food vendor? I want to know it all!
It’s officially North Coast Music Festival Week!!! In less than 24 hours we will be roaming the Union Park grounds in Chicago. We already know the lineup is amazing. An incredibly eclectic set of musicians will hit 5 different stages throughout the 3 day festival.
Here’s the map of the grounds. Plan and share this with your squad so you guys know where your favorite artists, food, merchandise stations, food and drinks are all at.
SET TIMES! Plan your weekend around the artist you want to see. Make sure you leave a little wiggle room so you can check out new and different music. Music Festivals are ideal for falling in love with someone new… artist and fling!
Single day tickets are still available for sale HERE. Don’t forget to pack light, stay hydrated, be helpful to others, and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, make sure you live in the moment. Put the phone away, well, don’t, you have to capture as much as you can on social media so can share with everyone… but while you’re not sharing with everyone, put the phone down, live in the moment. Make memories. Make new friends. HAVE FUN!
See you guys this weekend! And if you see me, stop me and say hello! Let’s take a pic and share a dance!