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North Coast Music Festival Wed May 30 2012

North Coast Music Festival Announces Second Wave of Acts

Adding to an already stellar lineup, North Coast Music Festival announced its second wave of artists today. In the hip hop department, Alabama-bred, Slim Shady protege Yelawolf and West Coast crew People Under the Stairs join the bill. The fest has also scored dance music veteran Paul Oakenfold, who's been spinning for decades. Other new additions include dubsteppers Knife Party and Dutch DJ Chuckie. Perhaps the biggest news, though, is that Chicago's own Umphrey's Mcgee is joining the list of headliners alongside the previously announced Pretty Lights.

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What I'm looking forward to: Yelawolf's set. Saw him at the Bottom Lounge last fall and the self-proclaimed "white trash rapper" can put on show. Here's hoping his set doesn't conflict with any of the other big name rap artists playing the fest like Atmosphere or Big Boi.

What I'm not looking forward to: hearing the live version of Umphrey's "Chicago"--the band's much laughed about attempt to create an anthem for our city with the help of Buddy Guy and Chicago (the band). Here's hoping this debauchery is absent from the setlist come Labor Day weekend.

North Coast Music Festival hits Union Park August 31-September 2. Tickets are on sale now.

 
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Wanna-be pretend proofreader / May 30, 2012 6:47 PM

You might want to change that from Paul OakenFIELD to Paul OakenFOLD. But hey, at least I'm paying attention.

Wanna-be pretend self-editor / May 30, 2012 7:11 PM

^^ I owe you. That's what I get for trying to publish an article over my lunch break.

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