Later this summer, Riot Fest will again return to Chicago, Denver and Toronto with its blend of music, mayhem and assorted circus acts. On Wednesday, organizers revealed the first wave of acts that will make up the lineup for each of the three locations. Once (and perhaps still) primarily a punk rock festival, the diversity of acts continued to expand with this offering. The lineups will vary by date.
The fun will kick off in Denver August 28-30 for the Riot Fest and Rodeo. This year, organizers avoided the controversy surrounding the location that saw last year’s event move from May Farms to Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. This year, it will be held at the National Western Conference, and will feature the Pixies, Snoop Dogg performing Doggystyle, as well as Ice Cube & special guests doing a remix of Straight Outta Compton.
From Sept. 11-13, it will move to the festival’s original home of Chicago for the Riot Fest and Carnival. In the Windy City, it will take over Douglas Park, and will feature arguably the largest lineup of the three, featuring acts such as No Doubt and Faith No More.
On Sept. 19 and 20, the festival will move north of the border for the Riot Fest and Exposition. Set to take place at Downsview Park, it will feature Wu-Tang Clan and Canada’s own Alexisonfire among its headliners. This is the only stop that is not three days.
Rancid is expected to perform their album …And Out Come The Wolves in its entirety at each date. Another wave of acts is expected to be announced soon. Continue reading for the lineup of each of the three stops.
Aug 28-30: Denver
Modest Mouse, Pixies (pictured), Snoop Dogg, Iggy Pop, Tenacious D, Run DMC, Ice Cube & Special Guests, Rancid, Motörhead, Flogging Molly, Coheed and Cambria, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Explosions in the Sky, Kongos, Cypress Hill, Alkaline Trio, Thrice, Cold War Kids, The Airborne Toxic Event, Iration, Bootsy Collins’ Rubber Band, Yelawolf, Babes in Toyland, Anthrax, The Damned, Eagles of Death Metal, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, GZA, OK Go, De La Soul, Testament, Desaparecidos, The Dead Milkmen, Nada Surf, The Lawrence Arms, Reverend Horton Heat, Andrew W.K., GWAR, The Black Lips, The Get Up Kids, American Nightmare, Bayside, Swervedriver, Millencolin, The Vandals, Less Than Jake, The Joy Formidable, Doomtree, Cloud Cult, 7 Seconds, OFF!, Benjamin Booker, Joyce Manor, The White Buffalo, Post Malone with FKI, Jazz Cartier, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Bunny Gang, Speedy Ortiz, PUP, Beach Slang, The Hotelier, Prayers, Fit For Rivals, Direct Hit!, The Moth & The Flame, Elway, Main Attrakionz, Cayetana, Broadway Calls, White Mystery, Skating Polly, Souvenirs, Northern Faces, Dreamers, PEARS, Meat Wave, Rozwell Kid, Sleep On It, Faulkner, Gateway Drugs, Daye Jack, Indian School and more to be announced.
Tickets are available here.
Sept. 11-13: Chicago
No Doubt (pictured), 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, Drive Like Jehu, Merle Haggard, Flogging Molly, Slightly Stoopid, L7, Alexisonfire, Thrice, The Dirty Heads, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, The Academy Is…, The Lawrence Arms, Kongos, Cypress Hill, Echo & The Bunnymen, Bootsy Collins’ Rubber Band, The Devil Wears Prada, Yelawolf, Pennywise, The Airborne Toxic Event, Manchester Orchestra, Eagles Of Death Metal, Anthrax, De La Soul, The Damned, Andrew McMahon, In The Wilderness, New Politics, Mayday Parade, Jimmy Cliff, Against Me!, Babes In Toyland, OK Go, Bayside, Mest, Andrew W.K., Desaparecidos, The Joy Formidable, The Dead Milkmen, FIDLAR, Atreyu, Millencolin, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, Lee Scratch Perry, GWAR, Less Than Jake, The Expendables, Living Colour, The Thurston Moore Band, Morgan Heritrage, Lifetime, Benjamin Booker, Fishbone, Death, Doomtree, Hum, Tarrus Riley, Mariachi El Bronx, Civ, Joyce Manor, Every Time I Die, The Movielife, The Dwarves, Tommy Stinson, Steve Ignorant & Paranoid Visions, Real Friends, The Dear Hunter, Kevin Devine, Mustard Plug, The Ataris, Jo Mersa, Into It. Over It., Alvvays, The White Buffalo, Black-Am-I, Skip Marley, Knuckle Puck, Post Malone with FKI, Jazz Cartier, Chef’Special, Marmozets, Modern Life Is War, Fit For Rivals, Barb Wire Dolls, The Coathangers, Flatfoot 56, Teenage Bottlerocket, Prayers, Chon, Counterpunch, Have Mercy, Speedy Ortiz, Superheaven, White Mystery, Foxing, Direct Hit!, Main Attrakionz, Ground Up, Skinny Lister, Beach Slang, Cayetana, Alex Wiley, Heems, Dirty Fences, Blis, Sleep On It, The Brokedowns, Meat Wave, Psalm One, Northern Faces, Dreamers, Souvenirs, Elway, Indian Handcrafts, Skating Polly, Signals Midwest, Modern Chemistry, Faulkner, Pears, Gateway Drugs, Tasha The Amazon, Foxtrott, Twin River, Clowns, Indian School, Die Selloutz, The Municipal Drainage Project and more to be announced.
Tickets are available here.
Sept. 19-20: Toronto
Alexisonfire (pictured), Wu-Tang Clan, Rancid (Performing …And Out Come The Wolves), Motörhead, All Time Low, Tyler, The Creator, Coheed And Cambria, Atmosphere, Drive Like Jehu, Echo & The Bunnymen,Thrice, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Eagles Of Death Metal, Against Me!, Babes In Toyland, Yelawolf, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Joy Formidable, The Dead Milkmen, Andrew W.K., Bayside, GWAR, The Thurston Moore Band, Fidlar, Doomtree, Jazz Cartier, D.O.A., Moneen, Die Mannequin, Heat, OBGMs, Wildlife, Nova Rockafeller, The Dirty Nil, Indian Handcrafts,Like Pacific, The Dying Arts, Foxtrott, PARTYCAT, Willa, Tasha The Amazon, Safe To Say, Rarity, Twin River, Black Mastiff and Tomahawk Love.
Early bird tickets for this date have sold out. More tickets will become available and the full lineup will be announced on June 16.