At this year’s Riot Fest, a manifold of performers showed up and showed out at the Chicago-based punk festival. From Taylor Acorn and Death Cab For Cutie to Sleep Token and Death Grips, there was a fabulous set for every kind of alternative fan. Of course, the fest closed out with a 2.5-hour, career-spanning headline performance from The Cure on Sunday, September 17. Playing tracks from Japanese Whispers all the way to Disintegration and Pornography, fans were treated to top hits and B-sides alike, including an eight-song encore. If you’re feeling a bit of FOMO, this setlist definitely won’t cure… Read more »
Ah, music festival season is slowly coming to an end. The greatest time of year, spanning from April to September, is when we can enjoy our favorite artists at outdoor venues and under the stars. Riot Fest is one of these final events of the season, returning to Chicago on September 15 for an unforgettable weekend of performances. And now, Taylor Acorn is joining Riot Fest’s impressive lineup of artists. Surprising fans with the news on Instagram, the singer posted the fest’s flyer with a caption in all caps, “SEE YOU AT RIOT FEST SEPT. 16!!!” The news comes as… Read more »
Riot Fest, one of the most eagerly-awaited music festivals of the year, has just announced its mind-blowing 3-day lineup for 2023. This year’s headliners are none other than the legendary Foo Fighters, The Cure, The Postal Service/Death Cab For Cutie, Queens Of The Stone Age, Turnstile, and The Mars Volta. But the excitement doesn’t end there. Riot Fest has managed to assemble an incredible array of talent to round out the lineup. Head Automatica, Tegan and Sara, 100 gecs, The Gaslight Anthem, Say Anything, AFI, and many other fan favorites will grace the stage. The full list of artists promises… Read more »
Today we talk about the #iVote Festival Sweepstakes, the new 5 Seconds of Summer music video, a new Riot Fest announcement, and Yungblud speaking out on Mahsa Amini’s death during a show. — Vote This Election and Win Free Concert Tickets Did you know that early and absentee voting is already taking place? And #iVoted Festival is teaming up with some of your favorite brands and artists to make voting early a little sweeter. Entering their sweepstakes automatically RSVPs you for the live stream of the #iVoted Festival on November 8th AND gives you the chance to win free tickets… Read more »
Today we talk about the full Riot Fest lineup, Death Cab For Cutie’s return, Elon Musk wanting to undo Trump’s ban on Twitter, and a new video from The Maine. Riot Fest Announces Full Lineup Riot Fest has given us what we’ve all been waiting for and released their full lineup. The Chicago festival had previously announced some of the artists but now we have all the information we need. First things first, the headliners are: My Chemical Romance, the original Misfits, and Nine Inch Nails. Then you throw in Alkaline Trio, Portugal the Man, Yungblood, The Maine, the Yeah… Read more »
Rejoice, rock fans! The first wave of the 2018 Riot Fest has been announced and it’s big.
idobi photographer Megan Leetz covered Riot Fest in Chicago.
A sun drenched weekend in Chicago surrounded by live music and spirited company would sound too good to be true if we didn’t have proof that Riot Fest 2017 was exactly that.
September means one thing…yes Pumpkin Spice is back at Starbucks, but mainly that Riot Fest in Chicago, IL is right around the corner!
Riot Fest has announced full lineups for each of its dates in Chicago, Denver, and Toronto this fall. Chicago will feature a surprise reunion from The Academy Is… to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their album ‘Almost Here’!