The wait is finally over, Riot Fest fans. The first wave of the 15th anniversary lineup for 2019 is officially here.
Yesterday, the festival reminded fans that the lineup was on its way in true Riot Fest fashion.
“Tomorrow at 10am, you can stop complaining about when the Riot Fest lineup is being released and start complaining about when single day tickets go on sale, and when the schedule is released, and when the after shows are announced, and why your favorite band isn’t playing!”
Tomorrow at 10am, you can stop complaining about when the Riot Fest lineup is being released and start complaining about when single day tickets go on sale, and when the schedule is released, and when the after shows are announced, and why your favorite band isn’t playing!
— Riot Fest (@RiotFest) May 28, 2019
The festival also unveiled a nostalgic video clip of its past 15 years. Among the highlights were glimpses of Andrew W.K., NOFX, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and more.
— Riot Fest (@RiotFest) May 28, 2019
In addition to the lineup, Riot Fest tickets are officially on sale in both general admission and VIP packages options.
The base VIP package includes festival admission, 5 beverage tickets, VIP gate entrance, VIP lounge, private bar, private bathrooms, locker rental and festival re-entry.
The deluxe VIP package includes everything in VIP plus main stage viewing, open bar, air-conditioned restrooms, plush lounges, free snacks, cell phone charging area, free wi-fi and guest services.
The ultimate VIP package includes everything in the deluxe VIP package plus a private cabana. That cabana features an elevated patio, stage views, air conditioning, private top shelf open bar, lots of great good, private restrooms with AC, plush comfy seating and concierge service.
Last September, blink-182 canceled several upcoming shows including their headlining set at Riot Fest Chicago. At the time, the band cited medical issues with drummer Travis Barker who wasn’t being cleared by his doctor for the upcoming dates.
Weezer, Run The Jewels and Taking Back Sunday replaced the band at the festival with Weezer even performing a blink classic in their absence. The trio announced plans to return to the festival in 2019, and those plans are finally being confirmed.
In addition to blink-182, Jawbreaker, Rancid, Manchester Orchestra, the Story So Far, PVRIS, Pennywise, the Starting Line, Neck Deep, Glassjaw, the Damned Things, Frank Iero And The Future Violents, grandson, iDKHOW, This Wild Life, Can’t Swim, Angel Du$t and many more are all joining the lineup.
A recently reunited Bikini Kill will also be playing as well as Slayer performing at their final Chicago show. The Raconteurs will also be playing their first Chicago show in 11 years. Rise Against’s set also marks a special one as they make their Riot Fest return for the first time since 2012 when they played the first outdoor event.
There will also be a handful of full album performances, which you can see below along with the full lineup.
Riot Fest full album performances
Against Me! – Reinventing Axl Rose and Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Avail – Over The James
Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
Dashboard Confessional – The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most
The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robot
Glassjaw – Worship and Tribute
The Selecter – Too Much Pressure
Senses Fail – From the Depths Of Dreams and Let It Enfold You
Taking Back Sunday – Tell All Your Friends and Louder Now
Ween – The Mollusk
Riot Fest 2019 lineup
The Flaming Lips
Patti Smith and Her Band
Taking Back Sunday
The Story So Far
The Starting Line
Guided By Voices
The Get Up Kids
Less Than Jake
Hot Water Music
The Damned Things
Frank Iero and the Future Violents
I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME
Dave Hause & The Mermaid
This Wild Life
Pkew Pkew Pkew
Hooray, My Parents Are Here!
Riot Fest is held in Douglas Park in Chicago Sept. 13-15. Both general admission tickets and VIP packages are on sale now at this link.