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
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
King Khan & The Shrines
Team Bayside High
...and many more!
Saturday September 1st - NCMF 2012 DAY 2
Felix Da Housecat
People Under The Stairs
Mr. MFN Exquire
Family Groove Company
...and many more!
Sunday September 2nd - NCMF 2012 DAY 3
Rebirth Brass Band
Digital Tape Machine
Maya Jane Coles
Wyllys & The NY Hustler Ensemble
...and many more!