As if that news wasn’t exciting enough, the festival have announced which bands will perform on which days throughout the weekend. All the details about this year’s event can be found over at their official website, or if you just want a quick look at program so far, check the poster below.
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Monday, June 26, 2017 at 11:11 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Friday, June 9, 2017 at 3:45 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Organizers of Chicago punk festival Riot Fest have announced they will be expanding into the service world this summer, with a pop-up restaurant and bar called “The Riot Feast”. Here’s what they had to say about the establishment:
We’ve joined forces with the team behind the immensely popular Saved By The Max pop-up diner to open The Riot Feast, a limited-time restaurant and bar in Chicago with Riot Fest-inspired family-style American bites in a turn-of-the-century carnival environment. Located at 1941 W. North Ave, The Riot Feast opens on July 8th for a three-month run.
For more info and tickets, head over to the festival’s official website.
Today, the fine folks over at Riot Fest announced the second wave of artists for this year’s festival and they are as follows:
At the Drive-In, Cap’n Jazz, Best Coast, Black Pistol Fire, The Casualties, Mad Caddies, Cockney Rejects, Radar State, RVIVR, Versus, Seaway, Like Pacific, Grayscale, Warm Brew, Culture Abuse, Potty Mouth, Skating Polly, Upset, Gin Rummy, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and Kembra Pfahler
You can check out all the fun here.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 4:19 PM (PST) by Operation Rescue
Jawbreaker shook the world by announcing their reunion at this year’s Chicago Riot Fest, and the surprises continue from the legendary band. Riot Fest has released a sneak peak trailer for the upcoming documentary Don’t Break Down, which will follow the history of Jawbreakers formation, its evolution and the powerful impact and influence the band had on the punk rock and independent music scenes.
Check out the trailer below.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:11 AM (PST) by Chris Ramone
After years of rumors, speculation and teasers, California punk legends Jawbreaker have announced that they are finally reuniting. The band will play their first show in 21 years at this year’s Riot Fest as the headlining act on the festival’s final night on September 17th. More details on the fest can be found here.
It’s not clear if the Riot Fest performance will be a one-off, or if the reunion will result in a tour or new album. We’ll keep you posted as more details on Jawbreaker’s future come to light. The band broke up in 1996, a year after the release of their classic album Dear You.
By now you may have heard, but the organizers over at Riot Fest recently announced that they will not be bringing the festival to Denver in 2017 and for the near future. This decision comes as a result of the loss of fellow leader, Sean McKeough, who was cited as an integral part in allowing the event to move forward. Riot Fest will continue in Chicago, so it looks like everyone (including Toronto fans who are also missing out out future editions as well) will have to make the trek to Illinois to take part in the activities.
You can read a full statement by the festival organizers below.
This years edition will take place in Chicago, IL on September 15th-17th.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Meredith Goldberg
We know you’ve been waiting patiently, boys and girls, but the wait is finally over!
Dying Scene was lucky enough to have boots on the ground at the Chicago installment of this year’s Riot Fest. We covered as much ground as we could, and chronicled some pretty intense performances throughout the course of the epic three-day festival. Today, we bring you coverage of day one, which included NOFX, The Specials, Refused, Off With Their Heads, and Dillinger Escape Plan. Check out our full gallery below, and stay tuned for coverage of days two and three in the very near future!
Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 4:46 PM (PST) by Midwest Punk
I’m sure you know by now, the original Misfits lineup got back together for a reunion set at Riot Fest Denver earlier this month. With that in mind, the guys behind metal talk show Two Minutes To Late Night decided to bring along a few bands for a special Misfits edition of carpool karaoke. Check out the video below.
If you missed the special reunion by the Misfits in Denver, you have another chance this weekend at Riot Fest Chicago. Find more information on that right here.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Riot Fest organizers have announced something new for the upcoming Chicago edition of the festival taking place this weekend. The festival has teamed up with Topps to release special Riot Fest Garbage Pail Kids cards that will only be available in very limited quantities at the festival.
The cards will feature bands and performers that will be at Riot Fest, including “Mad Milo” and “The Lawrence Harmed.” You can see what will be going on all 8 cards in the series below, and check out more information here.
Monday, September 12, 2016 at 5:09 PM (PST) by Drew Clapp
Riot Fest organizers have announced that the groundbreaking festival will be sending out a live broadcast to viewers from Douglas Park, the site of the Chicago edition of the festival, Riot Fest & Carnival.
In cahoots with the digital television network UphoricTV, the maiden broadcast is scheduled for 3pm (CST) on September 16th and will continue until September 18th, broadcasting select performances throughout the remainder of the weekend-long festival.
In addition to the live performance broadcasts, UphoricTV has partnered with FLOOD Magazine to produce original content, interviews, behind the scenes reports, and more throughout the entire weekend. Exclusive video content can also been seen through UphoricTV’s Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as available as VOD after the festival via UphoricTV’s original video series “Artist Acess” on Verizon’s Go90 and YouTube.
The Riot Fest live broadcast schedule with participating artists will be announced via UphoricTV’s social media accounts on Thursday September 15, with updates throughout the weekend. This broadcast is in partnership with Chicago-based Cobra Productions and the producers of Riot Fest.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7:35 PM (PST) by The Grace of Laura Jane
Riot Fest has announced the daily band schedules for Riot Fest & Rodeo in Chicago; September 16-18.
Riot Fest always has a great lineup. This year, in Douglas Park, you’ll see so many insanely awesome bands that it would take me too long to hyperlink all of them. Several different reunions will happen, including The Original Misfits, Thursday, Set Your Goals and Wolf Parade and those are just reunions. Pick your face up and check out the lineup below.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 1:31 PM (PST) by GellmanB
Riot Fest has announced the daily band schedules for Riot Fest & Rodeo in Denver, September 2-4 at the National Western Complex.
Outside of several reunions, including The Original Misfits, Thursday, Set Your Goals and Wolf Parade, two bands will be performing their quintessential albums during Riot Fest & Rodeo 2016. Jane’s Addiction will perform Ritual De Lo Habitual in its entirety in Denver, The Hold Steady will also play Boys and Girls in America and Julian Marley will perform his father’s classic Exodus.
Other highlights include: Ween, Death Cab For Cutie, Sleater-Kinney, NAS, Deftones, Descendents, Wolf Parade, Yo La Tengo, Flatbush Zombies, Fitz and the Tantrums, Meat Puppets, The Dandy Warhols and Motion City Soundtrack.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 3:51 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Riot Fest organizers have announced the official After Shows for the festival’s 2016 stop in Chicago, Illinois. A few the bands playing these shows include Bad Religion, Agent Orange, Swingin’ Utters, Off With Their Heads, and The Specials.
The full schedule of After Shows for the 2016 edition of Riot Fest Chicago can be found below. You can grab tickets for these shows starting this Friday, August 19th at 10am CDT.
The highly anticipated, rapidly growing and universally liked Riot Fest has just launched their latest experiment in the form of the “Name Your Stage” contest.
Riot Fest organizers are allowing attendees to enter their name into a drawing that will in turn grant the winner a chance to have one of two Riot Fest stages named after them. That’s right, folks! You could very well be running to catch your favorite band perform on the Drew Clapp Stage at 3:30 in Chicago, unless of course, YOU win!
To enter your name for the Chicago stage, sign up here.
To enter your name for the Denver stage, sign up here.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 4:07 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Riot Fest organizers have announced the official After Shows for the festival’s 2016 stop in Denver, Colorado. A few bands playing these shows include Lagwagon, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, The Lillingtons, The Aquabats, and Major Threat (a Minor Threat tribute ft. Dan Precision of 88 Fingers Louie).
The full schedule of After Shows for the 2016 edition of Riot Fest Denver can be found below. You can grab tickets for these shows when they go on sale this Friday, August 5th at 10am MDT.