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Riot Fest Announces Late Night Shows feat. The Orwells, Taking Back Sunday, Dinosaur Jr.

posted by Oscar August 15, 2017

Riot Fest time is almost here and to help build up the hype they have revealed their aftershows lineup. While the party at Douglas Park wraps up by 10:00pm a month from now, fans will be able to keep enjoying live performances from this year’s lineup at the Riot Fest Late Night shows.

The late night lineup features The Orwells, The Queers and The Ataris, GBH, Buzzcocks, Hot Water Music, New Found Glory, Bayside, Gogol Bordello, Cap’n Jazz, Dinosaur Jr. and Built to Spill, and Taking Back Sunday.

Check out the full lineup in the poster above and listed below. Continue Reading

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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 2015 After Shows Announced feat. Taking Back Sunday, Alkaline Trio, Rancid

posted by Oscar August 13, 2015

Riot Fest 2015 After Shows

Chicago’s festival is all but over and now we’re gearing up for the highly anticipated 2015 edition of Riot Fest. Today brings the news of this year’s special after shows with plenty of Riot Fest acts playing throughout the city in either Bottom Lounge, Cobra Lounge, Concord Music Hall, Double Door, or the House of Blues.

Things kick off on Thursday, September 10 at Double Door with a set from The Academy Is…, continuing throughout the weekend with shows by Drive Like Jehu, Taking Back Sunday, Alexisonfire, Thrice, Atreyu, Alkaline Trio with Naked Raygun, and finishing up with Rancid at the HOB.

Other artists playing RF after shows include Government Issue, Babes In Toyland, Swervedriver, The Dead Milkmen, and The Damned.

Tickets are on sale now. Don’t miss out, these will sell out fast! http://goo.gl/CwDCqF

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First Wave of Riot Fest 2015 Lineups Announced feat. No Doubt, Modest Mouse, Tenacious D, Run DMC

posted by Oscar May 27, 2015

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America’s Best Music Festival has announced its first wave of lineups for the 2015 editions of Riot Fest Denver, Toronto, and Chicago, featuring exciting artists like No Doubt, Modest Mouse, Tenacious D, Snoop Dogg, Iggy Pop, Wu-Tang Clan, and Run DMC.

Chicago’s lineup, seen in the poster above, boasts No Doubt, Modest Mouse, Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Motörhead, Rancid, Tenacious D, Billy Idol, Ice Cube & Guests, Alkaline Trio, Coheed And Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Rodrigo y Gabriela and others.

Denver’s edition has Modest Mouse, Pixies, Snoop Dogg, Iggy Pop, Tenacious D, Run DMC, Ice Cube & Special Guests, Rancid, Motörhead, Flogging Molly, Coheed and Cambria, Kongos, Cypress Hill, Alkaline Trio, Thrice, Cold War Kids, Bootsy Collins’ Rubber Band, Yelawolf, Eagles of Death Metal among others!

Toronto’s lineup features Alexisonfire, Wu-Tang Clan, Rancid (performing …And Out Come the Wolves), Motörhead, All Time Low, Tyler, The Creator, Coheed & Cambria, Atmosphere, Drive Like Jehu, Echo & the Bunnymen, Thrice, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Eagles of Death Metal, Against Me! and many more!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!

Hit the jump to see the lineup posters for Denver and Toronto. 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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Riot Fest 2014 Lineup feat. The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, Wu-Tang Clan

posted by Oscar May 13, 2014

Riot Fest 2014

Another one of our favored festivals has finally unveiled their lineup for this year and it sure has delivered great names! The highlights for the 2014 edition of Riot Fest include huge names like The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Slayer, The Offspring, Wu-Tang Clan, and Cheap Trick. Some of the other notable acts are Taking Back Sunday, Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello, Dashboard Confessional, Andrew W.K., Skaters and The Orwells. Even long-time POD favorite, ShowYouSuck is on this! This lineup kicks ass!

Riot Fest Chicago will take place in Humboldt Park September 12, 13, & 14; tickets on sale at 8pm CDT: http://goo.gl/6yMNAS

For the Denver lineup (similar lineup with some overlap on the headliners) see here; tickets: On sale at 7pm MDT: http://goo.gl/Vog1FQ

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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/