Chicago’s now-annual Labor Day Weekend music extravaganza, North Coast Music Festival, has finally come and gone, taking over Grant Park this past weekend and drawing an enviable and diverse lineup featuring some of the most beloved names from the electronic, jam, hip-hop, and reggae scenes and beyond. This year, the festival tapped a number of internationally renowned headliners to round out each of its three days, including Deadmau5 & Eric Prydz, STS9, Primus, Ween, Gucci Mane, Bonobo, Damian Marley, Carnage, Tipper, and Big Boi. However, it was not just these big-name draws that had fans flocking to the Windy City. Rather, North Coast Music Festival was able to draw in just as many attendees with its stacked down-bill, which includes Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Bob Moses, Ganja White Noise, Autograf, Lettuce, BadBadNotGood, Tank and the Bangas, SunSquabi, Spafford, The Russ Liquid Test, and Manic Focus, just to name a few.
You can check out some awesome photos from Chicago’s musical blowout this weekend at North Coast Music Festival below, courtesy of Keith Griner (Phierce Photo).