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Riot Fest Announces First Wave of Bands

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Riot Fest will be returning to Chicago’s Douglas Park this year from September 15th-17th. Today they’ve unveiled the first group of artists for the festival, and, damn, it’s got some heavy hitters. Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and a Jawbreaker reunion are the headlining acts. The full list of artists can be found below.

    Tickets go on sale later today at via Ticketfly.

    First Wave

    Nine Inch Nails (Friday), Queens of the Stone Age (Saturday), Jawbreaker (Sunday), 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, Death From Above 1979, Bad Brains, FIDLAR, Action Bronson, Good Charlotte, 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, Nothing More, Alice Bag, Tobacco, Sleep On It, Downtown Boys, Engine 88, The Smith Street Band, The Regrettes, HDBeenDope, Gazebos, and Kitten Forever.

    In addition to the remaining 25+ bands that will be announced in May, on Thursday, April 20th, organizers will be revealing select artists who will be performing their seminal album for the festival. Riot Fest will also once again feature a full-scale carnival with rides, games of chance, and of course, the Hellzapoppin’ Sideshow Revue freak show, which will see a much extended footprint from prior years. And to satisfy the refined palates of Riot patrons, there will be over 40 unique and diverse food vendors from which to choose.

  2. tomtom94


    Jawbreaker and Misfits reunions? They should put the Riot Fest bookers in charge of UN negotiations.
  3. Bayside 182

    Wolverine Supporter

    This looks awesome. I like the Riot fest more than many of these other festivals because they incorporate more rock and harder stuff but still include other genres.
  4. aoftbsten

    Trusted Supporter

    I'm so bummed this isn't coming to Denver this year. Definitely the best festival out there in my opinion.
    Bayside 182 likes this.
  5. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    so many fucking dudes
  6. Piercalicious


  7. domotime2

    Great Googly Moogly Supporter

    Paramore mia and x. Better than it could have been
  8. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    Never been to one before but might need to. Lots of bands I'd like to see.
  9. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    hope that isn't the standard we have for ourselves
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  10. Former Planets


    RIGHT??? Never thought I'd see the day.
  11. fowruok

    Trusted Supporter

    Not that I'm planning on attending, but is Good Charlotte playing this? They're listed here but not on the official poster. For some reason, that caught my eye.
  12. Tater Tot


    What is your favorite kitten forever song?
  13. MattNCheeze


    Let me begin baby, my name is Bronsoliño
  14. JohnnyStacks


    Why does gender matter? A pretty solid lineup for a festival. Just because this one fest isn't brimming with female artists doesn't mean there aren't others. There are plenty of female solo pop artists that are playing shows.
  15. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    there are so many bands with women in it that are significantly better than a lot of these bands playing.
    you literally have to try to get a ratio this bad
  16. JohnnyStacks


    I don't really think these ones are terrible. This line up is pretty solid. All these bands tour non stop and work hard so good for them.
  17. paperlung

    there's no place like my room Supporter

    would love to see some bands from the chicago scene get added to this. ratboys, island of misfit toys, dowsing, etc would all get tons of love there.
  18. Shordeli


    Come. On. The lineup is fucking killer. They didn't DESIGN it to exclude females. This shit drives me crazy to no end.
  19. Tater Tot


    Have you checked out Alice Bag, dessa, gazebos?
  20. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    island of misfit toys isn't a band anymore because the singer was an abuser. another member in the band was found out too around the same time
  21. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    yes i know alice bag and dessa

    the ratio is still atrocious
  22. Tater Tot


    Alice Bag - Wikipedia

    This person is a feminist activist and is playing the festival
  23. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    downtown boys are activists too

    war on women are playing warped tour BECAUSE the ratios are so bad and it's a dangerous spot

    none of this changes the fact that this lineup is horrible in diversity
  24. tyramail

    Trusted Supporter

    Damn I would love this. My dream is to one day be able to travel to this.
  25. Shordeli


    Lineups aren't designed to promote diversity. Lineups are designed to attract people to the festival. We shouldn't be using gender as a deciding factor EITHER WAY when deciding lineups. It's about an artist's draw, availability, price, etc, not their private parts.
    heymattrick, Daniel182 and noeljames like this.