It's here!! And so it begins. North Coast Music Festival 2012. For the next 3 days, we'll be sending summer off in style and rockin' Union Park.
*Remember, this year kids under 10 are free with a paying adult (down from 12 and under last year-boo!) Still, they've got Riot Fest beat. They're only admitting punk kin under 5 for free. Boo and hiss. So get your little hippies & house freaks outta the house and introduce them to some of your favorites before they're a bar-worthy 18+ or 21+ and would rather die than go to a music fest with their PARENTS!
3 day passes (except VIP) and Sunday single day passes are SOLD OUT.
There are so many sweet choices. We'll be shooting all 3 days, catching a bunch of sets and even more crowd shots. Unfortunately--Murphy's Concert Law applies and multiple bands I want to see equally badly are up against each other. We'll see how things play out or catch some half sets. I'm a bit old school in that it's more fun to shoot a band than a DJ--How many floating head/macbook shots can you really see before it gets boring. I dig bands with instruments. That said, we do plan to catch Girl Talk for sure. We have some jam friends from back in the Grateful Dead and Phish Phreak days who are now completely obsessed with Pretty Lights. So we may check them out live, too. We ditched em at Summer Camp Music Festival for burlesque and Jane's Addiction, so since that's not an option here....maybe this time. We've seen and shot both Girl Talk, Umphrey's McGee and Van Ghost (numerous times) at Summer Camp Music Festival and elsewhere and recommend catching them all this weekend. We're especially stoked to finally catch Mathien live. We were in the middle of a video interview with ALO and missed 'em at Summer Camp. Mathien plays the Dos Equis Stage at 2:30 PM Sunday. Check 'em out.
**Click the daily schedule links here to hear a sample of each band, read band profiles, set up your own schedule, sync with your friends, and more.**
Here are the Major players
NCMF 2012 PRETTY LIGHTS · GIRL TALK · STS9 · UMPHREY'S MCGEE AXWELL · STEVE ANGELLO · KNIFE PARTY · ATMOSPHERE STEVE AOKI · EXCISION · ALESSO · PAUL OAKENFOLD BIG BOI · THE RAPTURE · EOTO DIGITALISM · CHUCKIE · TOMMY TRASH · YELAWOLF MODESTEP · FELIX DA HOUSECAT · FUTURE ROCK · MORD FUSTANG · BEATS ANTIQUE · YACHT · DAN DEACON · GRAMATIK · REBIRTH BRASS BAND BOOMBOX · DIGITAL TAPE MACHINE · MAYA JANE COLES · MIDNIGHT CONSPIRACY KING KHAN & THE SHRINES · THUNDERCAT · PAPADOSIO · NiT GriT · TWO FRESH SAVOY · MINNESOTA · VAN GHOST · COM TRUISE · PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS · ZION I Mr. MFN EXQUIRE · AUTO BODY · THIBAULT · WYLLYS & THE NY HUSTLERS ENSEMBLE · ZEBO ABDECAF · FAMILY GROOVE COMPANY · TEAM BAYSIDE HIGH · STRANGE ARRANGEMENT STRATUS · LOBOUNCE · GENTLEMEN HALL · NORDJS · PAUL UNIVERSE · MARIO FLOREK KID COLOR · DJ SOLO · PROBCAUSE · ORVILLE KLEIN · BUHAY · MATHIEN · JAMIE LONO ARTS of LIFE BAND and many, many more including the best in local djs in the Groupon Silent Disco!
Here's the daily line ups break down with who we're stoked to see featured in red. We'll be adding loads more as we go and running photo filled band features. Today we've got kids in school & team gymnastics so we can't make it till the headliners. But Saturday and Sunday are a whole different matter! Tonight we're all about STS9.
Friday August 31st - NCMF 2012 DAY 1 STS9 Axwell Knife Party Paul Oakenfold EOTO Yelawolf Mord Fustang Midnight Conspiracy King Khan & The Shrines Papadosio Two Fresh Minnesota Auto Body Abdecaf Team Bayside High Gentlemen Hall ...and many more!
Saturday September 1st - NCMF 2012 DAY 2 Girl Talk Umphrey's McGee Atmosphere Excision Alesso The Rapture Tommy Trash Felix Da Housecat Future Rock Beats Antique YACHT Dan Deacon Gramatik NiT GriT People Under The Stairs Mr. MFN Exquire Thibault Zebo Family Groove Company Strange Arrangement LoBounce NORdjs ProbCause ...and many more!
Sunday September 2nd - NCMF 2012 DAY 3 Pretty Lights Steve Angello Steve Aoki Big Boi Digitalism Chuckie Modestep Rebirth Brass Band BoomBox Digital Tape Machine Maya Jane Coles Thundercat Savoy Van Ghost Com Truise Zion I Wyllys & The NY Hustler Ensemble Stratus Mario Florek DJ SOLO
...and many more!