My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Etc. Set For 2021 Riot Fest

Riot Fest will not be taking place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the event will be returning to Douglas Park in Chicago, IL on September 16-19, 2021. Here’s the initial lineup: My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Pixies, Coheed And Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Sublime With Rome, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), Vic Mensa, The All-American Rejects, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Gogol Bordello, Circle Jerks, Thrice, Circa Survive, K.Flay, Toots And The Maytals, Jawbox, Les Savy Fav, Best Coast, Bayside, L7, Meg Myers, Pup, Mayday Parade, Fever 333, Living Colour, Big Freedia, SWMRS, Beach Bunny, Alex G, Thursday, Saves The Day, Don Broco, Joywave, Hepcat, Fishbone, Boston Manor, The Sounds, White Lung, Kennyhoopla, Beach Goons, Meet Me @ The Altar, Radkey, Holy Fawn, and Chubby And The Gang.

Blink-182, Slayer, Bikini Kill, Rise Against, Etc. Set For 2019 Riot Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Riot Fest. The event will take place at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL on September 13-15 and the headliners include: Blink-182, Slayer (final Chicago/Milwaukee show), Bikini Kill, The Racounters, and Rise Against.

Here’s the full lineup:

Blink-182
Slayer (final Chicago/Milwaukee show)
Bikini Kill
The Racounters
Rise Against
The Flaming Lips (performing “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots“)
Jawbreaker
Ween (performing “The Mollusk“)
Bloc Party (performing “Silent Alarm“)
Die Antwoord
Patti Smith And Her Band
Taking Back Sunday (performing “Tell All Your Friends“/”Louder Now“)
Rancid
Violent Femmes
Descendents
Manchester Orchestra
The B-52s
Dashboard Confessional (performing “The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most“)
The Story So Far
Avail (performing “Over The James“)
The Struts
Against Me! (performing “Reinventing Axl Rose“/”Transgender Dysphoria Blues“)
Pvris
Pennywise
The Starting Line
Cock Sparrer
Streetlight Manifesto
Anthrax
Neck Deep
Bob Mould
Hot Snakes
American Football
Guided By Voices
Ride
Lucero
Testament
Andrew W.K.
Senses Fail (performing “Let It Enfold You“/”From The Depths Of Dreams“)
The Get Up Kids
Village People
Less Than Jake
Hot Water Music
Glassjaw (performing “Worship & Tribute“)
Gwar
The Selecter (performing “Too Much Pressure“)
Anti-Flag
Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets
Turnover
The Damned Things
Cursive
Turnstile
Surfer Blood
The Ergs!
Save Ferries
Frank Iero And The Future Violents
White Reaper
Grandson
H2O
Don’t Know How But They Found Me
Hot Mulligan
The Hu
Teenage Bottlerocket
Prof
Cherry Glazerr
Dave Hause & The Mermaid
This Wild Life
The Garden
Drakulas
Dead Swords
Can’t Swim
Caroline Rose
The Beaches
Mat Kerekes
Angel Du$t
Microwave
Pkew Pkew Pkew
Sincere Engineer
Skating Polly
No Parents
Ultra Q
Lando Chill
Cleopartrick
Elder Brother
Thin Lips
Chaos Chaos
Kali Masi
Yours Truly
Ganser
Ramona
Hooray, My Parents Are Here!
The Port-A-Hotties
Anustart
Final Wave

Suicidal Tendencies, Bad Religion, Etc. To Perform Full Albums At 2018 Riot Fest

Riot Fest, which is set to take place at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL on September 14-16, have shared a list of the bands who have full album performances scheduled. They include: Suicidal Tendencies who will be performing “Suicidal Tendencies“, Bad Religion who will be performing “Suffer“, Cypress Hill who will be performing “Black Sunday“, Fear who will be performing “The Record“, Digable Planets who will be performing “Reaching’ (A New Refutation Of Time And Space)“, Lagwagon who will be performing “Let’s Talk About Feelings“, and Spitalfield who will be performing “Remember Right Now.“

Incubus, Blink-182, Bullet For My Valentine, Underoath, Etc. Set For 2018 Riot Fest

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Riot Fest in Chicago, IL. The event will take place on September 14-16 at Douglas Park, and it will include: Blink-182, Beck, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Incubus, Young The Giant, Interpol, Blondie, Alkaline Trio, Father John Misty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dropkick Murphys, Bleachers, Atmosphere, Flogging Molly, Cypress Hill, Bad Religion, Underoath, Matt And Kim, The Jesus Lizard, Sum 41, The Voidz, The Front Bottoms, Twin Peaks, K.Flay, Suicidal Tendencies, Bullet For My Valentine, Clutch, The Wonder Years, Digable Planets, Liz Phair, Cat power, Gary Numan, Killing Joke, Hot Snakes, Wolfmother, Moose Blood, SWMRS, Johnny Marr, Superchunk, JD McPherson, Reignwolf, Lagwagon, Pussy Riot, Fear, Andrew W.K., Gwar, The Aquabats, Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers, Face To Face, The Exploited, The Bouncing Souls, Dillinger Four, Conflict, Piebald, Adolescents, The Avengers, Cobra Skulls, Health, Calpurnia, Kevin Devine, The Frights, The Districts, Arkells, The Audition, Spitalfield, Flor, Speet Ortiz, Bully, Lower Class Crats, Total Chaos, The Fever 333, Direct Hit!, Mom Jeans, Mannequin Pussy, Pronoun, Beach Goons, The Bombpops, Badflower, Save Face, Super Whatevr, Beach Bunny, No Small Children, and Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue.

Danzig Added To 2017 Chicago Riot Fest

Danzig has been added to the 2017 Riot Fest, and plans to perform “How The Gods Kill” in full. The event will take place on September 15-17 in Douglas Park in Chicago, IL, and previously announced acts include: Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jawbreaker, New Order, Paramore, Prophets Of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ set), A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV On The Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, Fidlar, Bad Brains, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, Pennywise, Built To Spill, X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Orwells, Bayside, Say Anything, Mayday Parade, Streetlight Manifesto, Dead Cross, Minus The Bear, The Menzingers, Liars, Gwar, Buzzcocks, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, Andrew W.K., Fishbone, The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Beach Slang, The Cribs, That Dog, Knuckle Puck, CHON, Slaves, The Hotelier, The Flatliners, Dessa, Saul Williams, Engine 88, Nothing More, Alice Bag, Tobacco, Sleep On It, Downtown Boys, The Smith Street Band, The Regrettes, Hdbeendope, Gazebos, Kitten Forever, and Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue.

More Artists Added To 2017 Chicago Riot Fest

More bands have been added to the 2017 Riot Fest. The event will take place on September 15-17 in Douglas Park in Chicago, IL, and newly announced acts include: At The Drive-In Best Coast, Cap’n Jazz, The Cribs, Black Pistol Fire, The Casualties, Mad Caddies, Cockney Rejects, Versus, Radar State, RVIVR, Seaway, Like Pacific, Grayscale, Potty Mouth, Culture Abuse, Skating Polly, Warm Brew, Upset, Gin Rummy, The Voluptuous Horror Of Karen Black And Kembra Pfahler, Ramontes T-Shirt, Meat Is Burger, Ughh My Kids Are Here, and The Port-A-Parties. 

Previously announced acts include: Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jawbreaker, New Order, Paramore, Prophets Of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ set), A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV On The Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, Fidlar, Bad Brains, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, Pennywise, Built To Spill, X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Orwells, Bayside, Say Anything, Mayday Parade, Streetlight Manifesto, Dead Cross, Minus The Bear, The Menzingers, Liars, Gwar, Buzzcocks, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, Andrew W.K., Fishbone, The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Beach Slang, The Cribs, That Dog, Knuckle Puck, CHON, Slaves, The Hotelier, The Flatliners, Dessa, Saul Williams, Engine 88, Nothing More, Alice Bag, Tobacco, Sleep On It, Downtown Boys, The Smith Street Band, The Regrettes, Hdbeendope, Gazebos, Kitten Forever, and Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue.

Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bad Brains, Prophets Of Rage, Etc. Set For 2017 Chicago Riot Fest

The initial lineup has been set for the 2017 Riot Fest. The event will take place on September 15-17 in Douglas Park in Chicago, IL, and it will include: Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jawbreaker, New Order, Paramore, Prophets Of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ set), A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV On The Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, Fidlar, Bad Brains, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, Pennywise, Built To Spill, X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Orwells, Bayside, Say Anything, Mayday Parade, Streetlight Manifesto, Dead Cross, Minus The Bear, The Menzingers, Liars, Gwar, Buzzcocks, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, Andrew W.K., Fishbone, The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Beach Slang, The Cribs, That Dog, Knuckle Puck, CHON, Slaves, The Hotelier, The Flatliners, Dessa, Saul Williams, Engine 88, Nothing More, Alice Bag, Tobacco, Sleep On It, Downtown Boys, The Smith Street Band, The Regrettes, Hdbeendope, Gazebos, Kitten Forever, and Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue.

Riot Fest Will Not Return To Denver This Year

Festival organizers have revealed that Riot Fest will not be returning to Denver, CO this year. Despite this, there will still be a Riot Fest in Chicago, IL on September 15-17.

The following statement was issued:

“To all of our Fans and Patrons,

First and foremost, thank you for your support, loyalty, and enthusiasm regarding Riot Fest’s endeavors – you are the lifeblood that keeps us going!

As many of you know, the Riot Fest family lost one of its leaders late last year: our beloved Sean McKeough. Riot Mike’s partner, Sean, was a fearless leader who worked tirelessly to plan, organize and execute the production of our festivals each year.

This September will see our 13th Riot Fest in Chicago and we are very excited to share another year here with you. It saddens us to say, however, that we will not be able to return to Denver in 2017. Without Sean’s massive contributions, taking on more than one festival this year is, unfortunately, simply not possible. That said, we hope our absence from Denver is only temporary.

To all of our friends in Denver, we love you and we appreciate you making us feel at home in your amazing city. We can never thank you enough for embracing us as you did, and we hope to see as many of you as possible in Chicago this September!

To our Chicago perennials and all who have or will travel to the fest – we owe it to Sean to throw the absolute best festival we can and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.

We appreciate your continued support & can’t wait to unveil the Riot Fest 2017 lineup, so stay tuned. Hope to see you in Chicago.”

Jerry Only On Glenn Danzig: “We Were Never Not Friends”

Jerry Only discussed the upcoming Misfits reunion with Rolling Stone. Glenn Danzig, and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will join Only for this year’s Riot Fests.

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Only commented on the recent trademark lawsuit between him and Danzig, which apparently ignited the reunion;

“We went in there wanting to cut each other’s throats. It was turning into another court battle and it turned into a reunion. We walked out the door knowing we were going to play together. It’s a very cool thing.”

Only also commented on his relationship with Danzig:

“We were never not friends. We were just adversaries. Larry Bird might not have liked Michael Jordan on the court, but when they go out to a bar they’re cool.”

A new Misfits EP titled “Friday The 13th” was digitally released today, May 13, and physical copies will be available on June 17.