While other festivals boast mediocre lineups, Riot Fest went against the grain and dropped an amazing lineup for their 15th anniversary.
With headlining performances from Blink-182, The Raconteurs, Rise Against, Slayer, Bikini Kill and more, the Chicago festival will also host anticipated performances from Ween, Die Antwoord, Violent Femmes, Taking Back Sunday, Against Me!, Pennywise, the Village People and many more. Riot Fest will also host a variety of album performances from some of your favorite bands.
There is no better place to be than Douglas Park on September 13-15, so get your tickets while they’re still available at Riot Fest’s official website.
If its initial lineups are any indication, this will be the best year for Riot Fest yet, as festival organizers have announced the first wave of Denver and Chicago artists. Hitting the stage at Riot Fest this year will not only be the reunion of the original Misfits, but Morrisey, Death Cab For Cutie, Rob Zombie, Jane’s Addiction, Sleater-Kinney, Fitz & The Tantrums, Jimmy Eat World, All Time Low, Death Grips and many more will be performing at this year’s Riot Fest. And don’t assume that it is all rock either, fans will also catch memorable performances from Nas, Tyler The Creator, Joey Bada$$ and Method Man & Redman this year.
Riot Fest will kick off this year in Chicago on September 16-18th at Douglas Park, and September 2-4th in Denver at the National Western Complex. You’ll definitely want to grab your festival passes fast for this one, so visit RiotFest.org or Ticketfly.com for more ticket info.
Check out the first wave of Chicago and Denver performers below.
Yesterday capped off another successful year of Lollapalooza’s evil step-brother, Chicago’s Riot Fest. With headlining performances from Modest Mouse and Snoop Dogg and some great sets from New Politics, Kongos, Jazz Cartier and more, fans definitely got their money’s worth. And if all of the above wasn’t enough, Taking Back Sunday even treated fans to a surprise performance mid-day, at one of the festival’s smallest stages.
Check out our photos below, of what Day 3 of Riot Fest (Chicago) had to offer in 2015.
The city of Chicago took a step towards public health and wellness Wednesday by banning smoking in public parks, a city where restaurants and bars have been smoke free for several years. Although this is the next step to making the citizens of Chicago curb their unhealthy smoking habits, will there be a negative health effect for music festival goers?