After announcing new headliners Weezer and Run The Jewels yesterday along with Riot Fest performers Taking Back Sunday, the festival has released the daily schedules and single day/two day tickets, which are on sale now. These artists join headliners Beck and Incubus, alongside Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Young the Giant, Interpol, Blondie, Alkaline Trio, Father John Misty, Jerry Lee Lewis and a cavalcade of incredible acts (full lineup below). Artist set times for Riot Fest 2018 will also be announced early next week.
Earlier today, the after party schedules were also released, including shows from Sum 41, Bad Religion, Lagwagon, Hot Snakes, K. Flay, Face to Face (acoustic), Direct Hit, Hot Snakes, State Champs, Emo Night Brooklyn and more (schedule below).
Riot Fest’s annual tradition of inviting a selection of iconic artists to perform their seminal albums front-to-back—often in celebration of an LP’s landmark anniversary—is in fine form this year. Bonafide classics abound, with punk acts ranging from Bad Religion to Fear, while the hip-hop spectrum (circa 1993) is represented by Digable Planets and Cypress Hill.
Riot Fest takes place September 14-16 in Chicago’s Douglas Park. Now in its 14th year, the festival is set in a carnival atmosphere with games, top-flight food, and drinks… all under the shadow of a Ferris wheel. Another regular favorite feature of the fest is the Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue, whose performers engage in death-defying tricks not only in their classic circus tent, but across the festival grounds throughout the weekend as well.
FRIDAY – September 14th
Weezer • Young The Giant • Taking Back Sunday • Dropkick Murphys Bleachers • Atmosphere • Flogging Molly • Cypress Hill (performing Black Sunday (1993, 25th Anniversary) • Matt And Kim • Sum 41 • The Front Bottoms • K.Flay • Digable Planets (performing Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) (1993, 25th Anniversary) • Liz Phair • SWMRS • The Aquabats • Lagwagon (performing Let’s Talk About Feelings (1998, 20th Anniversary) • Pussy Riot • Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers • Face To Face • Arkells • FLOR • The Fever 333 • Speedy Ortiz • Direct Hit! The Bombpops • Archie Powell & The Exports • Typesetter • Blood People
SATURDAY – September 15th
Beck • Elvis Costello & The Imposters • Interpol • Jerry Lee Lewis
The Jesus Lizard • The Voidz • Twin Peaks • Cat Power • Gary Numan
Killing Joke • Hot Snakes • Wolfmother • Andrew W.K. Reignwolf • GWAR Street Dogs • Conflict • Adolescents • Cobra Skulls • Piebald • HEALTH
The Frights • The Districts • Bully • Lower Class Brats Badflower
Mannequin Pussy • Total Chaos • Beach Bunny
SUNDAY – September 16th
Run The Jewels • Incubus • Blondie • Alkaline Trio • Father John Misty
Bad Religion Suffer ( performing 1988, 30th Anniversary) • Underoath • Suicidal Tendencies (performing Suicidal Tendencies (1983, 35th Anniversary) • Bullet For My Valentine • Clutch • The Wonder Years • Johnny Marr • Superchunk • JD McPherson • FEAR. (performing The Record) (1982) •
The Bouncing Souls • Dillinger Four • The Avengers • Calpurnia Kevin Devine • The Audition • Spitalfield (performing Remember Right Now (2003, 15th Anniversary) • The Dangerous Summer • Mom Jeans. pronoun • Beach Rats • Super Whatevr • Save Face • Beach Goons
Just Friends • No Small Children