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Fall Out Boy Announced As Headliners For Riot Fest 2024

Riot Fest is officially back for 2024, taking place on September 20, 21, and 22 at Bridgeview, Illinois’ Seatgeek Stadium. Headliners include Fall Out Boy on Friday, Beck on Saturday, and Slayer on Sunday. The festival lineup boasts myriad rock staples including The Offspring, who are playing their 1994 LP Smash, NOFX, Taking Back Sunday, Sum 41, and beyond. Plus, rising stars such as Heart Attack Man, Sweet Pill, and Loveless, will also be taking to the Riot Fest stages. While announcing their festival slot, Fall Out Boy shared, “[H]aving a big ol’ Chicago homecoming + headlining #RiotFest on September… Read more »


Here’s What The Cure Played At Their Riot Fest Headlining Set

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 »


Taylor Acorn Announces Unexpected Set At Riot Fest

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 Unveils 2023 Lineup With Foo Fighters And The Cure

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 »


News Flashes 09.26.22: #iVoted’s Sweepstakes, 5 Seconds of Summer’s New Music Video, Riot Fest’s Announcements, and Yungblud Speaks Out on Death of Mahsa Amini

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 »


News Flashes 05.11.22: Riot Fest Lineup, Death Cab is Back, Elon Musk’s Twitter Plans, and The Maine’s New Video

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 »


Dear Diary: A Weekend At Riot Fest

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.

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