Riot Fest 2018 Preview – corporate-free music

2018 Riot Fest

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:

 

Blondie
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Atmosphere
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Alkaline Trio
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Arkells
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Drop Kick Murphy
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Bleachers
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Cobra Skulls
Face to Face
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The Districts
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The Bombpops
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Mom Jeans
Kevin Devine Credit to Shervin Lainez
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The Wonder Years
Cyprus Hill
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Bullet
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Dilliger Four
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Underoath
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The Front Bottoms
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Suicidal Tendencies
Bouncing Souls
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Beach Goons
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The Frights
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No Small Children
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Flor
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Gary Numan
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Bad Religion
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Beck
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Direct Hit
Digable Planets
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Twin Peaks
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The Fever 333
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Pussy Riot
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Moose Blood
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Liz Phair
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Save Face
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Lagwagon
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Interpol

When:

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

Where:

Douglas Park

1401 S. Sacrament Dr.

Chicago, IL, 60623

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