2018 Riot Fest Preview - Corporate Free Music
Since 2005, Chicago has hosted Riot Fest, a festival made famous for diverse, contemporary lineups and reunions of historic bands such as the Misfits, the Replacements, and Jawbreaker. Although Blink-182 is no longer in the lineup, this year’s Riot Fest will include big names like Blondie, Weezer, Run The Jewels, Interpol, and more.
Riot Fest prides itself on being independent of corporate interests by curating acts with its fans interests and hearts in mind. Riot Fest is a three-day celebration of punk, rock ‘n’ roll, hip-hop, metal, indie rock, roots music hosted at Douglas Park. Alongside musical acts, the festival includes food vendors, sideshow performers, rides, beer and more.
Riot Fest runs from September 14th through September 16. Featured bands and festival schedule are listed below:
Friday, September 14
Weezer, Young the Giant, Taking Back Sunday, Dropkick Murphys, Bleachers, Atmosphere, Flogging Molly, Cypress Hill, Matt and Kim, Sum 41, The Front Bottoms, K. Flay, Digable Planets, Liz Phair, The Aquabats, Lagwagon, Pussy Riot, Hobo Johnson & The Love Makers, Face to Face, Arkells, Flor, The Fever 333, Speedy Ortiz, Direct Hit!, The Bombpops, Archie Powell & The Exports, Typesetter, Blood People
Saturday, September 15
Beck, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Interpol, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Jesus Lizard, The Voidz, Twin Peaks, Cat Power, Gary Numan, Killing Joke, Wolfmother, Andrew W.K., Reignwolf, Gwar, Street Dogs, Conflict, Adolescents, Cobra Skulls, Piebald, Health, The Frights, The Districts, Bully, Lower Class Brats, Badflower, Mannequin Pussy, Total Chaos, Beach Bunny
Sunday, September 16
Run The Jewels, Incubus, Blondie, Alkaline Trio, Father John Misty, Bad Religion, Underoath, Suicidal Tendencies, Bullet For My Valentine, Clutch, The Wonder Years, Johnny Marr, Superchunk, SWMRS, JD McPherson, Fear, The Bouncing Souls, Dillinger Four, The Avengers, Calpurnia, Kevin Devine, The Audition, Spitalfield, The Dangerous Summer, Mom Jeans, Beach Rats, Pronoun, Super Whatever, Save Face, Beach Goons, Just Friends, No Small Children
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