In past years, Riot Fest was a punk rock festival that took place all over Chicago. It has since evolved into a multi-genre festival and carnival, set to take place in Humboldt Park with events at Congress Theatre and Cobra Lounge. And last night’s announcement of the first batch of bands confirmed for the September event proves that this year’s Riot Fest Chicago edition (not to be confused with the Philadelphia version featuring Refused) might be their most diverse yet.

Heavier bands like GWAR and August Burns are joining an interesting mix of acts, such as Rise Against, Iggy & The Stooges, Elvis Costello, The Offspring, Coheed And Cambria, A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, Dropkick Murphys, The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Gaslight Anthem, Chiodos, and many others. As if that wasn’t enough, there are still many more bands and artists left to be confirmed. Equally impressive is the three day festival’s ticket pricing, with multi-day passes starting at $36 ($18 a day).

You can check out a complete rundown of bands confirmed so far for Chicago’s Riot Fest, being held on September 14-16, after the jump. Tickets and passes for the festival can be purchased via its website.

Rise Against

Iggy & The Stooges

The Offspring

Elvis Costello

A Day To Remember

Coheed and Cambria

Gogol Bordello


Dropkick Murphys


The Jesus and Mary Chain

The Gaslight Anthem

Alkaline Trio



The Promise Ring



August Burns Red

Frank Turner

Less Than Jake

Built To Spill

Rev. Horton Heat



A Wilhelm Scream

Screaming Females

Teenage Bottlerocket

Off With Their Heads

Sister Crayon

Deals Gone Bad

White Mystery

Larry and His Flask

The Story So Far


[via Lambgoat and Chicagoist]