Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age + Reunited Jawbreaker Lead 2017 Riot Fest Lineup
It's on! Riot Fest will return to Chicago's Douglas Park this September and organizers have revealed more than 70 artists, including all three headliners, that will take part in this year's festivities.
Nine Inch Nails will headline the Friday date (Sept. 15), with Queens of the Stone Age atop the Saturday (Sept. 16) bill and an exclusive reunion of punk legends Jawbreaker closing out the festival on Sunday (Sept. 17). Other specialty performances during the weekend include a 40th anniversary set by punk hardcore icons Bad Brains and a DJ set from Beastie Boys' Mike D.
You'll also have a chance to see Prophets of Rage, A Day to Remember, Taking Back Sunday, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, Pennywise, X, Mayday Parade, Dead Cross, GWAR, Andrew W.K., Buzzcocks, Fishbone, The Orwells, Four Year Strong and Nothing More, among others. This "first wave" announcement also features such acts as New Order, Paramore, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Gogol Bordello, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV on the Radio, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, Fidlar, Peaches, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Cribs and many more.
The rest of the "first wave" announcements includes Built to Spill, The Lawrence Arms, Bayside, Say Anything, Streetlight Manifesto, Minus the Bear, The Menzingers, Liars, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, The Story So Far, State Champs, Beach Slang, that dog., Knuckle Puck, Chon, Slaves, The Hotelier, The Flatliners, Dessa, Saul Williams, Alice Bag, Tobacco, Sleep on It, Downtown Boys, Engine 88, The Smith Street Band, The Regrettes, HDBeen Dope, Gazebos and Kittens Forever.
As if that wasn't enough, there's also the promise of 25 additional bands being added to the lineup in May. And on April 20, organizers will announce which of the performers on the bill will playing their "seminal album" performances at the festival.
Riot Fest will also host a full-scale carnival on site with rides, games of chance and the Hellzapoppin' Circus Sideshow Revue freak show. There will also be 40 unique and diverse food vendors on hand to help satisfy the appetites of concertgoers throughout the weekend.
Three-day passes for Riot Fest go on sale today (April 19) at noon CT, with both general admission and VIP ticketing options available via Ticketfly, so be sure to get your passes before they get snatched up.
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