The first wave of bands has been announced for this year’s Riot Fest Chicago, and they’re proving once again that Riot Fest is the place to be. Jawbreaker, Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age are headlining, with Paramore, A Day To Remember, Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, and many, many more set to make an appearance.
Check out the full list of bands announced so far below!
Other notable acts include ’80s post-punk pioneers New Order, Prophets of Rage, 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 Ministry and Vic Mensa.
Riot Fest will be revealing select artists who will be performing their seminal album for the festival tomorrow, and the remaining 25+ bands will be announced in May.
The festival will once again feature 40 unique food vendors, along with a full-scale carnival with rides, games of chance and of course, the Hellzapoppin’ Sideshow Revue freak show.
Riot Fest will be held Sept. 15-17 at Douglas Park. Three-day passes go on sale today at noon CT, with general Admission and VIP options available via Ticketfly here.
Check out the first wave of bands below:
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, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV on the Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, Death From Above 1979, Bad Brains, FIDLAR, Action Bronson, Pennywise, Built to Spill, X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Orwells, Bayside, Say Anything, Mayday Parade, Streetlight Manifesto, Dead Cross, Minus the Bear, The Menzingers, LIARS, GWAR, Buzzcocks, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, Andrew W.K., Fishbone, The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Beach Slang, The Cribs, that dog., Knuckle Puck, Chon, Slaves, The Hotelier, The Flatliners, Dessa, Saul Williams, Nothing More, Alice Bag, Tobacco, Sleep On It, Downtown Boys, Engine 88, The Smith Street Band, The Regrettes, HDBeenDope, Gazebos, Kitten Forever and featuring Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue
Check out their ’80s-inspired teaser here:
Who are you most excited to see at Riot Fest? Let us know in the comments below!