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Riot Fest sets 2016 dates

Posted by on November 24, 2015

Mark your calendars, Chicago and Denver. The 2016 Riot Fests will take place from September 2-4 in Denver and September 16-18 in Chicago. No word on Toronto dates or a lineup yet, but early bird tickets go on sale tomorrow (25) here.

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Anthrax, Faith No More, Motorhead playing Riotfest Chicago

Posted by on May 27, 2015

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 […]

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Ready for Riot Fest?

Posted by on September 8, 2014

While summer festival season is almost a memory,  it’s not quite over yet, as Riot Fest is coming to Chicago this weekend. The festival will occur over the span of three days with headliners including The National and The Cure. Riot Fest began in 2005 when music fanatics looking to have a monumental concert booked a […]

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Riot Fest Denver moved to Mile High Stadium

Posted by on July 18, 2014

After being denied permits by Arapahoe County to have the Denver Riot Fest in Byers, CO, the Fest will now be held at Denver’s Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Any resident of Byers that would like to attend will receive free tickets and shuttle service For more info, click here.

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Samhain announce additional tour dates; Goatwhore opening

Posted by on July 17, 2014

While it was already known that Glenn Danzig’s post-Misfits/pre solo artist band Samhain was playing at the Riot Fest Chicago. Now it’s been announced that the band will be playing a handful of other shows on the east and west coasts. Goatwhore will be direct support, with Kyng and Midnight  opening various shows. While Samhain […]

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Slayer, Samhain, Jane’s Addiction playing full albums at Riot Fest

Posted by on May 16, 2014

As we mentioned earlier this week, Chicago festival Riot Fest will be having their 10th anniversary this year. And in addition to spreading to two additional cities and possibly serving as the comeback for GWAR, the Fest has a few more tricks up it’s sleeve. One of the partners of the festival, Michael Petryshyn, has […]

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Is GWAR being resurrected for Riot Fest?

Posted by on May 14, 2014

For the past nine years, the Riot Fest has taken place in Chicago. For its tenth year, the Fest is tripling in size, also expanding to Denver and Toronto, with The Cure headlining all three. There are over 100 bands playing the festivals, some of them metal. But the biggest surprise is one addition to […]

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GWAR, Coheed And Cambria, August Burns Red, And Many Others Confirmed For Chicago’s Riot Fest

Posted by on May 15, 2012

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 […]

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