Chicago's North Coast Music Festival announced the second wave of its lineup Thursday, which includes hometown heroes Umphrey's McGee and a host of other in-demand acts.
The annual electronic, jam and hip-hop-oriented show is gearing up for its third festival in Union Park over Labor Day weekend.
Regular-priced tickets for the three-day festival are still available for $110 (plus a nearly $18 service charge). VIP three-day passes will set you back nearly $400 after service charges are factored in. Last year, tickets to two of the event's three days sold out. Single-day tickets to the 2012 festival are not yet available.
While we're excited about the lineup, and this new crop of acts especially, we know we speak for most of the city when we ask Umphrey's to please abstain from a live rendition of Chicago's "theme song."
Check out photos and videos from some of the biggest acts playing North Coast this year:
Paul Oakenfold's "Ready Set Go"
DJ Derek Vincent Smith and musician Cory Eberhard of Pretty Lights perform during day one of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2010 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2010 in Indio, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
Umphrey's McGee's "Much Obliged" performed live at The Riviera Theatre in Chicago. The Second set opener for the first show in a series of three.
Pendulum duo Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen's present their new under the radar project 'Knife Party'.
Rapper Big Boi (L) performs during the 2011 Governors Ball music festival on Governors Island on June 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Fans crowd surfs while DJ Steve Aoki spins a special set with an audience of fans on Electric Area at SiriusXM Studio on February 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
Slug of Atmosphere performs during the 2009 Lollapalooza music festival at Grant Park on August 8, 2009 in Chicago. (Photo by Jeff Gentner/Getty Images)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Girl Talk performs onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella)
DJ Chuckie's "Aftershock"
Yelawolf's "Pop The Trunk"
Electronic dub step duo EOTO keep Sullivan Hall up late with cutting edge blend of live, improvised dance music.
BoomBox performing "Head Change" at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO, produced by Suckytime Productions and the Madero Group.
People Under the Stairs
People Under the Stairs' "San Francisco Knights"
Future Rock performs "Reaching New Heitz" on 12/31/2009 at The Kinetic Playground in Chicago.
Felix Da Housecat
Luke Jenner of The Rapture performs on stage during the 2008 Good Vibrations Festival on Heirisson Island February 17, 2008 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Steve Angello performs at Global Gathering on July 29, 2011 in Warwick, England. (Photo by Tony Woolliscroft/Getty Images)
Dan Deacon performs during the 2009 Lollapalooza music festival at Grant Park on August 9, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Gentner/Getty Images)
Axwell performs at Global Gathering on July 30, 2011 in Warwick, England. (Photo by Tony Woolliscroft/Getty Images)
Excision aka Jeff Abel performs during Day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2011 in Indio, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
King Khan & the Shrines
Musician King Khan of the band King Khan and the Shrines performs during day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music & Art Festival 2010 held at The Empire Polo Club on April 18, 2010 in Indio, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)