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Chemical Brothers, Nas & Damian Marley head inaugural North Coast Festival

on June 02, 2010, 12:01am

The Chicago summer festival scene is getting pretty ridiculous. In addition to Lollapalooza and Pitchfork, Chicagoans can also look forward to the Crossroad and Green music festivals as well as a variety of street fairs. Plus, if they feel like driving a bit, there’s the Summer Camp and Pygmalion music festivals.

As if all that weren’t enough, Chi-Town will also play host to the inaugural North Coast Music Festival this summer. Set to take place from September 3-5 in Union Park, the festival promises a mix of the world’s best electronic, house, jamband, indie, and hip-hop acts and, as a newly leaked flier indicates, that’s a pretty good way of describing it.

The Chemical Brothers, Nas & Damian Marley, and Umphrey’s McGee will headline the festivities, while the Disco Biscuits, Moby (DJ Set), Benny Benassi, Paul van Dyke, Cold War Kids, De La Soul, and Flying Lotus are also scheduled to perform.

Among the other acts on the initial bill include Boys Noize, Jay Electronica, Jakob Dylan & Three Legs, Future Rock, Mayer Hawthrone & The County, Phantogram, Benga, Laidbuck Luke, Van Ghost, Two Fresh, Green Velvet, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Paul Kalkbrenner, Loyal Divide, and Orchard Lounge. In all, 35 acts will play during the three day festival.

An official announcement will be made later today and limited $65 three-day passes will be available beginning at 8am CST. Stay tuned for more details. Update: It’s official.

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