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Riot Fest Announces First Wave of Acts for the 2017 Lineup, feat. Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, and a Jawbreaker Reunion

posted by Oscar April 19, 2017

Happy Riot Fest lineup announcement day! OK, that doesn’t have a good ring to it, but WGAF when you finally get the first wave lineup announcement today… Nine Inch Nails (Friday), Queens Of The Stone Age (Saturday), and the exclusive reunion of pioneering punk band Jawbreaker will all headline Riot Fest 2017.

Riot Fest will take place September 15-17 at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL. Three-Day Passes go on sale today (4/19) at Noon CDT. Get your tickets here!

Among the 70 artists unveiled today are dope acts like New Order, M.I..A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ set), Gogol Bordello, Vic Mensa, TV On The Radio, Fidlar, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, The Orwells, and Andrew W.K. Other highlights include Paramore, A Day To Remember, Bad Brains, New Found Glory, Good Charlotte, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. See the full roster of artists in the poster above and listed below.

Over 25 more bands will be announced in the next wave in May, but on Thursday, April 20th the fest organizers will reveal which acts will be performing  Continue Reading

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Riot Fest 2016 Lineup Announced feat. Morrissey, Sleater-Kinney, Deftones, Nas

posted by Oscar May 18, 2016

Riot Fest Chicago 2016

Fuck yes, it’s Riot Fest announcement day! The first wave of the 2016 lineup announcement delivered big news today, revealing the acts heading to Denver and Chicago this coming September 2-4 and 16-18, respectively. Joining the reunited Misfits are Morrissey, Jane’s Addiction (Denver only; performing Ritual de lo Habitual), Death Cab For Cutie, Sleater-Kinney (Denver only), Rob Zombie, Nas, Deftones, and Tyler the Creator.

Some of the other dope acts playing fest are Ween, Death Grips, Vince Staples, Jimmy Eat World, Jake Bugg, The Hives, Chevy Metal, Method Man & Redman, Joey Bada$$, Gwar (of course),  and Highly Suspect.

We must note that, though it has just about all of the lineup already, this is just the first wave. Both the Chicago and Denver stops of the fest are yet to reveal a headliner, so that’s something to keep an eye out for. Fingers crossed on Rage Against The Machine…

See the full first wave for Chicago above and look below to catch Denver’s roster. Continue Reading

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Riot Fest & Carnival 2014 Chicago Daily Lineup

posted by Oscar July 24, 2014

Riot Fest 2014 Daily Lineup

One of our favorite music festivals, Riot Fest, has today announced the daily lineup for Riot Fest & Carnival 2014 Chicago. The fest will take play Friday, 9/12 to Sunday, 9/14 at Humboldt Park. Friday will see acts like Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Slayer and The Offspring. Saturday has The National, The Flaming Lips, the Wu-Tang Clan, The Orwells and Skaters. Finally, Sunday’s lineup boasts The Cure, Weezer, Cheap Trick, Andrew W.K. and ShowYouSuck.

The image above shows the entire lineup so you can see when bands like Pussy Riot, GWAR, Metric, Taking Back Sunday, The Used, and Dashboard Confessional will be playing.

Buy your single day and 2-day tickets here:http://goo.gl/SVgQ5k

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Top 10 Artists To See at Riot Fest ’13

posted by Oscar September 11, 2013

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If you ever paid attention to the name of the authors on P.O.D. you may have noticed by now that I’m “the Rock guy” around here and that should have made you expect me to write up a list of the top 10 acts you just can’t miss at Riot Fest (Chicago) ’13.  This is my third Riot Fest in a row, my first covered on this site (in our traditional fan-view way, of course), and I’m already planning for this to be another tradition of mine. We’re just days away from rocking Humboldt Park and without a single note yet to be played, the music festival and carnival is already looking like it may be one of the best they’ve ever organized.

Hit the jump for the Top 10 Artists to see at Riot Fest ’13. Continue Reading

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Riot Fest ’13 Daily Schedule

posted by Oscar September 9, 2013

Riot Fest '13 Schedule

It’s Riot Fest (Chicago) week!! I’ve got my 3-day ticket already so I’m really excited for this weekend and the second I saw the lineup I began the countdown to this fest. The organizers have unveiled the daily schedules for Riot Fest & Carnival in Humboldt Park and it’s looking pretty difficult to decide on everything. The basic breakdown of the acts performing each day is in the graphic above and the links to each day’s schedule is listed below.

FRIDAY: http://chicago.riotfest.org/events/2013/09/13/
SATURDAY: http://chicago.riotfest.org/events/2013/09/14/
SUNDAY: http://chicago.riotfest.org/events/2013/09/15/

GATES OPEN at 2:30PM on Friday
and 11:00AM on Saturday and Sunday.

*TICKETS are almost SOLD OUT: http://riotfest.org/chicago-tickets/