It’s been a tough few months for one of Chicago’s most loved (and most hated on) festival. The internet has been ablaze with rumors and accusations regarding the state of Riot Fest, which is a mere week away. Everyone has been practically shitting their pants waiting for the second wave band announcements along with the daily schedules. The official Riot Fest Facebook page is filled to the brim with sassy comments and pissed off festival go-ers offering up their tickets at bottom dollar. Even Riot Fest Twitter Guy has been uncharacteristically quiet.
But with the granting of press coverage earlier this week (yes, we will see you there!), the announcements started rolling in. On Thursday, September 6th, Riot Fest announced that headliner Blink-182 was forced to cancel due to drummer Travis Barker’s health. In their place, Run the Jewels, Weezer, and Taking Back Sunday have stepped up to the plate.
Earlier in the day, the organizers behind the three day festival (which takes place September 14-16 in Chicago’s Douglas Park) announced the after shows taking place all over the city’s North side throughout the weekend. And now, they have released the daily schedules along with the option to purchase either single day or two day tickets.
Check out the below daily lineups:
FRIDAY – September 14th
Weezer • Young The Giant • Taking Back Sunday • Dropkick Murphys • Bleachers • Atmosphere • Flogging Molly • Cypress Hill (performing Black Sunday) • Matt And Kim • Sum 41 • The Front Bottoms • K.Flay • Digable Planets (performing Reachin’) • Liz Phair • SWMRS • The Aquabats • Lagwagon (performing Let’s Talk About Feelings) • Pussy Riot • Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers • Face To Face • Arkells • FLOR • The Fever 333 • Speedy Ortiz • Direct Hit! • The Bombpops • Archie Powell & The Exports • Typesetter • Blood People
SATURDAY – September 15th
Beck • Elvis Costello & The Imposters • Interpol • Jerry Lee Lewis • The Jesus Lizard • The Voidz • Twin Peaks • Cat Power • Gary Numan • Killing Joke • Hot Snakes • Wolfmother • Andrew W.K. • Reignwolf • GWAR • Street Dogs • Conflict • Adolescents • Cobra Skulls • Piebald • HEALTH • The Frights • The Districts • Bully • Lower Class Brats • Badflower • Mannequin Pussy • Total Chaos • Beach Bunny
SUNDAY – September 16th
Run The Jewels • Incubus • Blondie • Alkaline Trio • Father John Misty • Bad Religion (performing Suffer) • Underoath • Suicidal Tendencies (performing Suicidal Tendencies) • Bullet For My Valentine • Clutch • The Wonder Years • Johnny Marr • Superchunk • JD McPherson • FEAR. (performing The Record) • The Bouncing Souls • Dillinger Four • The Avengers • Calpurnia Kevin Devine • The Audition • Spitalfield (performing Remember Right Now) • The Dangerous Summer • Mom Jeans • pronoun • Beach Rats • Super Whatevr • Save Face • Beach Goons • Just Friends • No Small Children
Of course, the festival will also feature the Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue, the ferris wheel, various games, drinks and food a plenty.
Grab your tickets now and we will see you next weekend!
- Riot Fest