Just when you thought it was safe to put your summer fest duds into mothballs, the North Coast Music Festival
is about to hit the city. There are lots of other local acts on tap at the fest. But it's the high profile names on the three-day bill that are generating buzz - acts like De La Soul, Nas, The Chemical Brothers and Flying Lotus. So how did these area promoters land such big fish for their first festival outing? Mike Raspatello is one of the founders and producers of North Coast Music Festival, and also a partner in Kingtello
. He tells us more.Full disclosure: WBEZ is a media sponsor of the North Coast Festival. Alison Cuddy, Tony Sarabia and Brian Babyon will be introducing some of the acts.