Since 2005, Riotfest has been a dependable Chicago music festival catering to punk and alternative. They’ve always thrown some metal in the mix as well, with last year being GWAR’s first post-GWAR-BQ performance without Dave Brockie. The festival, now relocated from Chicago’s Humboldt Park to Douglas Park from Sept. 11-13, has unveiled their first wave of bands, and it’s an impressive one.
Motorhead, Faith No More, Tenacious D, Anthrax, Every Time I Die, GWAR, Andrew W.K., Thrice, Coheed & Cambria, Atreyu, Fishbone, Death (the Detroit punk band from the ’70s, not the Schuldiner one), Living Colour, Mariachi El Bronx, L7 and The Dwarves are among the bands that will be playing this year’s festival. They join a lineup that includes acts like Modest Mouse, No Doubt, Rancid, Snoop Dogg and Billy Idol. Like last year, the festival will feature some acts performing signature albums. Snoop will be performing Doggystyle, Rancid will be performing ….And Out Come the Wolves and Ice Cube will be performing Straight Outta Compton Remix, to name a few.
The Chicago lineup follows the initial lineup announcements for Riot Fests in Denver and Toronto, both of which will also feature Motorhead, Coheed and Cambria and Thrice, among others.
Tickets for the Chicago fest can be purchased here.