Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may know about Riot Fest, the yearly Chicago tradition, which is returning to Douglas Park on September 16, 17 & 18, 2016. The final line up and daily schedule has been revealed. In addition to the previous line up, Riot Fest has announced The Flaming Lips, Sleater-Kinney, The Julie Ruin, The Bronx and for the first time in his career, Julian Marley will be performing his father’s quintessential album, Exodus. This Bob Marley & the Wailer’s album is considered one of the top ten albums ever recorded. This massive 3-day weekend line up is a lot to take in. Go ahead, take a minute to review.
The Flaming Lips, Morrissey, The Original Misfits (Reunion featuring Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein), Ween, Death Cab For Cutie, Rob Zombie, Julian Marley, Social Distortion, Sleater-Kinney, Brand New, Nas, The Specials, Deftones, Fitz & The Tantrums, Jimmy Eat World, Descendents, Refused, NOFX, Bad Religion, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low, Underoath, Motion City Soundtrack, Thursday, Jake Bugg, The Hives, Death Grips, The Julie Ruin, Chevy Metal, Bob Mould, The Hold Steady, Glassjaw, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Pepper, Tiger Army, Meat Puppets, Gza, The Wonder Years, Method Man & Redman, Dan Deacon, Dee Snider, Andrew W.K., Joey BadA$$, Gwar, LeftöVer Crack, Billy Talent, The Anniversary, Neck Deep, Highly Suspect, Smoking Popes, Fucked Up, The Vandals, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Girls Against Boys, Fu Manchu, The Falcon, I The Mighty, The Toasters, Set Your Goals, Juliette Lewis & The Licks, Frnkiero and the Cellabration, The Bronx, Tigers Jaw, Basement, Citizen, Swingin’ Utters, Big D & The Kids Table, Diarrhea Planet, Pouya, Touché Amoré, Hippo Campus, Balance & Composure, People Under The Stairs, White Lung, Denzel Curry, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Turnover, Violent Soho, Bleached, Brick + Mortar, Night Riots, Plague Vendor, Off With Their Heads, Holy White Hounds , Laura Stevenson, Somos, Tancred, Microwave, Deal’s Gone Bad, Death Spells, 3teeth, Black Foxxes, The Wans, Creeper, The Walters, Jule Vera, Marina City, Syd Arthur, Worriers, Nots, Big Ups, All Dogs, The Dirty Nil, The So So Glos, Eskimeuax, The Far East, War On Women, Hard Girls, A Will Away, Can’t Swim, With Our Arms To The Sun, The Gallow Walkers, Donna Missal, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Tasha The Amazon, Blackbox, High Waisted, Summer Canibals, Kitten Forever, Partner, Sleepy Kitty, School Of Rock.
Several artists will be performing full albums: Rob Zombie (White Zombie’s Astro-Creep: 2000), Social Distortion (White Light, White Heat, White Trash), The Hold Steady (Boys and Girls In America), Julian Marley (Exodus).
Fans of Motion City Soundtrack, get your tickets now as this will be their FINAL SHOW.
3-day tickets to are almost sold out, but you can now purchase single-day and two-day tickets along with VIP tickets here.
VIP includes the following: Festival Admission, 7 Beverage Tickets, VIP Main Gate Entrance, Entrance into VIP Lounge, Festival re-entry privileges, Private Bar, Private Bathrooms, Private Lockers for purchase, Private Miniature Golf Course, Fortune Tellers, Private Circus Performances, Multiple Massage Stations
Questions? Check out the Riot Fest FAQ here.