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Riot Fest Won’t Return to Denver in 2017

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Riot Fest will not be returning to Denver this year:

    Denverites looking to attend Riot Fest this year will have to travel to Chicago to see their favorite punk bands.

    Organizers say planning efforts for a Denver festival became too difficult after longtime leader Sean McKeough passed away last year.

  2. honkytonk

    Narcissism on narcotics

    So this is only in Chicago now?
  3. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

  4. Orla

    little old lady Prestigious

    I thought the omission of Toronto was an only-for-2016 thing?
  5. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    Riot Fest has become such a huge thing for Chicago, it's the destination for this thing.
    defmytones likes this.
  6. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    With a few American festivals steering clear of Canada last year, my expectations were that it could be a trend for some time to come. But admittedly I hadn't looked closely into any news releases about its 2016 omission.
  7. heymattrick

    Pool Boy at the Vampire Mansion

    Chicago always had the best lineup. I never wanted to go to the Denver Riot Fest, and the one year I did get a single day ticket (to see Blink), there was torrential downpour and I decided to skip it.
  8. Maybevictor

    @maybevictor Prestigious

    Hope this means the Chicago one is extra special but sad to see them scaling back. Will be flying in from Texas again.

    Also @Jason Tate thank you again for hooking us up with tickets last year, that was so incredibly kind of you.
    Jason Tate likes this.
  9. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    Kinda bummed, had a friend move to Colorado and we were planning on meeting up at Riot. Guess I'll have to find another reason to visit.
  10. ConArdist

    Subgenres Should Die

    Loved our Riot Fests so far, I'm completely bummed. As sad as it is to have Sean pass, that's a poor excuse for no event.