The bands that will be playing full album sets at Riot Fest this year can be found below. Two more will be announced in the near future.
Riot Fest will be returning to Chicago’s Douglas Park this year from September 15th-17th. Today they’ve unveiled the first group of artists for the festival, and, damn, it’s got some heavy hitters. Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and a Jawbreaker reunion are the headlining acts. The full list of artists can be found below.
Tickets go on sale later today at via Ticketfly.
Riot Fest will not be returning to Denver this year:
Denverites looking to attend Riot Fest this year will have to travel to Chicago to see their favorite punk bands.
Organizers say planning efforts for a Denver festival became too difficult after longtime leader Sean McKeough passed away last year.
The co-founder of Riot Fest, Sean McKeough, has passed away. He was 42.
Riot Fest have announced early bird tickets for Chicago’s 2017 festival.
I had the chance to do some video interviews with a bunch of bands at this year’s Riot Fest. Here’s the second batch:
I had the chance to do some video interviews with a bunch of bands at this year’s Riot Fest. I’ll be breaking these down into two posts, but here’s the first batch:
As Riot Fest wraps up this year, I have one question: when is it not festival season? I feel as if we’ve transitioned into an era where festivals and big bills are the new trend. I’ve attended and photographed four “festivals” this year alone and Riot Fest was one of the more enjoyable to shoot. The festival was easy and accessible — which isn’t always the case. Below you’ll find images of Thursday, Underoath, Glassjaw, and many more.
Riot Fest have announced the time schedule for the Chicago dates.
Voting has commenced for the “pick the stage name” contest for Riot Fest Chicago. I’m pretty sure Mr. Bieber is a Chorus reader, so I feel a little biased.
Denver Riot Fest set times have been released.
Riot Fest have announced they will return to Denver (September 2-4) and Chicago (September 16-18) this year. But not Toronto.
With recent local changes in Riot Fest’s partnership in Toronto, the planning process and resources required in staging a fest in Ontario was no longer compatible because of the available timeline. While Riot Fest has fallen in love with Toronto and the province of Ontario because of all of the great music fans who have welcomed and supported us in these last few years, Riot Fest 2016 will only take place in Denver and Chicago. We have every hope that we’ll be back in Toronto in the near future, and, in the meantime, we’ll begin announcing the lineups for Denver (Sept. 2-4) and Chicago (Sept. 16-18) shortly.