By Jessica Galliart
RedEye Sound Board
1:25 AM CDT, April 17, 2012
True to tradition, North Coast Music Festival announced a partial lineup of headliners for the third annual fest--Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at Union Park--just after midnight on Monday evening, along with a Groupon deal for discounted fest passes. Within about 30 minutes, the limited $62 passes were sold out.
Topping the headliners list is Chicago-area native Pretty Lights, who has sold out many shows at Congress Theatre (and also puts on quite the spectacle, like this one with guest Benny the Bull). Rapper Big Boi and hip-hop group Atmosphere will join a roster of electronic dance music groups and artists including:
Axwell of Swedish House Mafia
Felix Da Housecat
Rebirth Brass Band
Maya Jane Coles
We can't say we weren't warned, though. A post on the fest's Facebook page from early Monday afternoon suggested checking back at midnight. North Coast has used its Twitter and Facebook accounts to announce lineup additions and Groupon deals in past years.
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