Riot Fest turns 10 this year, and there’s no sign of it slowing down any time soon. There are over 100 bands scheduled to decimate three cities this September, and with the eclectic mix of bands in the lineup there’s sure to be something for everyone. Bring your mom and throw her in the pit!
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Riot Fest will hit Toronto on September 6th-7th at Downsview Park, Chicago‘s Humboldt Park on September 12th-14th, and Denver‘s May Farms on September 19th-21st. All three festivals will be headlined by legendary Goth rockers, The Cure.
Other noteable acts include Jane’s Addiction, The National, Rise Against, Social Distortion, The Flaming Lips, Weezer, Slayer, Descendents, Samhain, Patti Smith, Wu-Tang Clan, The Offspring, Pussy Riot, NOFX, Mudhoney, Andrew W.K., Stiff Little Fingers, and, last but not least, GWAR.
Exactly in what capacity GWAR will be performing is unknown at this time, but thinking that it might be left over information from before Dave Brockie‘s death, I checked GWAR.net, and sure enough the information is posted there on May 13th.
See below for complete lineup information and ticket ordering links.
Riot Fest founder commented on the 10th anniversary of his baby:
Hard to believe it’s been 10 years. Really doesn’t seem it’s been all that long. But, my partner Sean (McKeough) and I are so very lucky that the fans believe in what we do… And I’m just as thankful that a good chunk of our friends from over the years are coming back to play and blow out a few birthday candles alongside us. Between both, that’s what makes this year special.
At Chicago’s Riot Fest, there will be a special interactive panel discussion with Russian conceptual artists and formerly imprisoned activists, Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina). Details on the panel discussion with Pussy Riot/Zona Prava will be announced in the coming weeks, but fans should anticipate a novel festival experience unlike one ever witnessed at Riot.
Riot Fest Ticketing Info:
Camping – http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/577787
Toronto Riot Fest Lineup:
Chicago Riot Fest Lineup:
Denver Riot Fest Lineup:
More band announcements are forthcoming as well as a few more 10th Anniversary surprises.
Rock Hard \m/