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Riot Fest Chicago 2016 Daily Schedule Is Out

posted by Oscar August 30, 2016

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We all know #RiotFestSucks, so how about a little something to have you complain about it some more? Well today we finally get the daily schedule for Riot Fest Chicago, featuring tons of sweet, delicious time conflicts between some of our favorite acts playing this year!

These are some of toughest set overlaps we’re going to be fighting over:

  • Friday: Ween vs. Refused; The Flaming Lips vs. NOFX vs. Highly Suspect
  • Saturday: Motion City Soundtrack vs. The Hold Steady; The Hives vs. GZA; Death Cab For Cutie vs. Method Man & Redman; Nas vs. Morrissey
  • Sunday: Dee Snider vs. Juliette Lewis & The Licks vs. Andrew W.K.; The Julie Ruin vs. Joey Bada$$; Jake Bugg vs. Deftones; Rob Zombie vs. Sleater-Kinney vs. Death Grips

Check out the schedule in full here. For real tho, #RiotFestSucks. See y’all there.

Some tickets are still available, so get yours now: riotfest.org/chicago/tickets/

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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 2015 Second Lineup Announcement Features System of a Down, The Prodigy, Weezer

posted by Oscar June 23, 2015

Riot Fest 2015

As if you needed more reasons to believe that Riot Fest is the best festival around, today we get the second lineup announcement that features none other than System Of A Down, Weezer, The Prodigy, 88 Fingers Louie, and Chef’Special.

Each stop of the festival has a variation of these additions, with SOAD and The Prodigy joining the Chicago lineup, these two will be joined by Death Grips for the Denver fest and rodeo, while RF Toronto will see Weezer on board to perform Pinkerton and The Blue Album in full, The Prodigy, Cancer Bats, and Bleachers.

The first lineup reveal for Riot Fest 2015 unveiled No Doubt, Tenacious D, Modest Mouse, and Run DMC as some of the main acts playing the festival this year. Tickets for all three cities are available through Riot Fest’s website (layaway available!).


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Weezer, Slayer, Jane’s Addiction + More to Perform Iconic Albums in Full at Riot Fest 2014

posted by Oscar May 15, 2014

Riot Fest 10th Anniversary

Well this just got better… To celebrate 10 years of Riot Fest, some of the major acts hitting the Chicago and Denver stops will play their iconic albums at the festival. Those acts just happen to include Weezer, Slayer, Jane’s Addiction and The Offspring, among others.

  • Weezer – The Blue Album
  • SlayerReign in Blood
  • Jane’s Addiction Nothing’s Shocking
  • Samhain Initium
  • The Offspring Smash
  • NOFX Punk in Drublic
  • The Descendents Milo Goes to College
  • Naked Raygun Throb Throb 
  • The Get Up Kids Something to Write Home About.

*Weezer, Slayer and NOFX will be the band’s in Denver performing their respective albums in full.

The tenth band/album is yet to be announced!

Get yer tickets for all three festivals at Ticketfly.

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Events: Riot Fest 2013 Lineup [Update]

posted by Oscar May 15, 2013

Festival lineup announcements are being made seemingly every other week, and now it’s Riot Fest’s turn. The formal announcement will be made later tonight at 10PM CT, so stay tuned for that later. and highlights include Fall Out Boy and Blink 182.

I attended Riot Fest last year when the lineup included Rise Against, Coheed & Cambria, Gogol Bordello, the Offspring and Iggy & the Stooges plus others. If this year’s fest boasts a lineup that can compare to the last one, Riot Fest 2013 will surely be another great Chicago music festival.

The Festival running from September 13-15 in Chicago’s Humboldt Park will also have Motörhead, Rancid, AFI, Blondie, Public Enemy and Violent Femmes.

See the lineup below. Continue Reading