Organizers behind Chicago’s Riot Fest (September 15-17 at Douglas Park) unveiled a slew of additional artists in their second wave lineup announcement, highlights include post-hardcore pioneers At the Drive-In and Cap’n Jazz, indie rock duo Best Coast and Cockney Rejects, founding fathers of the Oi! genre of punk rock.
RIOT FEST 2017 SECOND WAVE OF ARTISTS:
At the Drive-In, Cap’n Jazz, Best Coast, Black Pistol Fire, The Casualties, Mad Caddies, Cockney Rejects, Radar State, RVIVR, Versus, Seaway, Like Pacific, Grayscale, Warm Brew, Culture Abuse, Potty Mouth, Skating Polly, Upset, Gin Rummy, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and Kembra Pfahler
These folks join over 70 artists already announced to play Riot Fest 2017, including headlining performances by genre-breaking artist Nine Inch Nails, desert rock ruffians Queens of the Stone Age and the exclusive reunion of seminal punk rock band Jawbreaker.
Other special artists on the lineup are 80s post-punk pioneers New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, the inimitable M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, a DJ set from Beastie Boys’ Mike D, an exclusive 40th Anniversary set by punk hardcore legends Bad Brains and special appearances by Chicago brethren Ministry and Vic Mensa.
Additionally, several artists have been confirmed to perform their seminal albums in full at Riot Fest 2017: Dinosaur Jr., The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Built to Spill, Fishbone, Bayside, Mayday Parade, The Lawrence Arms, that dog., plus two more to be announced soon!
The festival will also once again feature a full-scale carnival with rides, games of chance, and of course, the Hellzapoppin’ Sideshow Revue freak show, which will see a much extended footprint from prior years. And to satisfy the refined palates of Riot patrons, there will be over 40 unique and diverse food vendors from which to choose.
Riot Fest Three-Day Passes are on sale now, with General Admission and VIP options via Ticketfly.
RIOT FEST 2017 FULL LINEUP:
Nine Inch Nails (Friday), Queens of the Stone Age (Saturday), Jawbreaker (Sunday), New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ Set), A Day To Remember, At the Drive-In, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Dirty Heads, Vic Mensa, TV on the Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr. (Performing You’re Living All Over Me), New Found Glory, FIDLAR, Bad Brains (40th anniversary set), Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, Pennywise, Built to Spill (Performing Keep It Like A Secret), X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms (Performing Oh, Calcutta!), The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Performing Let’s Face It), The Orwells, Bayside (Performing The Walking Wounded), Say Anything, Mayday Parade (Performing A Lesson In Romantics), Best Coast, Cap’n Jazz, The Cribs, Dead Cross, Streetlight Manifesto, Minus the Bear, The Menzingers, LIARS, GWAR, Buzzcocks, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, Andrew W.K., Fishbone (Performing Truth & Soul), The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Beach Slang, that dog. (Performing Retreat From the Sun), Knuckle Puck, Black Pistol Fire, Chon, Slaves, The Hotelier, The Casualties, Mad Caddies, The Flatliners, Dessa, Cockney Rejects, Saul Williams, Versus, Engine 88, Nothing More, Radar State, Alice Bag, RVIVR, Tobacco, Seaway, Like Pacific, Sleep on It, Grayscale, Downtown Boys, The Smith Street Band, Potty Mouth, The Regrettes, Culture Abuse, Skating Polly, HDBeenDope, Gazebos, Warm Brew, Kitten Forever, Upset, Gin Rummy, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and Kembra Pfahler and featuring Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue