Riot Fest postpones until 2021 and reveals the first wave of the lineup

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Riot Fest 2020 has been postponed until 2021. The festival announced the new dates and first lineup announcement on June 16.

The Chicago-based festival follows a long list of other festivals that have been postponed this year including Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Coachella and Reading and Leeds.

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In a statement released on June 16, Riot Fest announces that the festival has been moved until 2021. This year’s Riot Fest was originally scheduled to happen September 11-13, 2020. Now, the festival is scheduled to happen September 16-19, 2021.

As well, the first lineup announcement for the 2021 festival has been revealed. My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels and Pixies are the first round of headliners to be announced. As well, Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, Simple Plan and Circa Survive will be playing Riot Fest 2021.

More bands are set to be announced in the next coming weeks. All 2020 ticketholders will be able to use their tickets for next year’s festival. As well, Riot Fest will be holding a special Thursday Preview Party on September 16, 2021. The event will have surprise sets from mystery bands.

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“Riot Fest is moving to September 17-19, 2021,” the statement reads. “More bands, and headliners, and surprises still to be announced! Tickets are on sale now. If you already have your 2020 ticket, you’re in luck, it’s good for 2021. We’ll miss you this year, but we’ll be back bigger and better in 2021 with a special Thursday Preview Party on September 16, 2021 with surprise sets from mystery bands and much more. See you in 458 days…”

Weekend passes for 2021’s Riot Fest begin at $150. Head here to buy your tickets and see more information about next year’s festival. Check out the full lineup below:

My Chemical Romance
The Smashing Pumpkins
Run The Jewels
Coheed and Cambria
Taking Back Sunday
Sublime With Rome
Dirty Heads
Lupe Fiasco (performing The Cool)
Vic Mensa
The All-American Rejects
New Found Glory
Simple Plan
Gogol Bordello
Circle Jerks
Circa Survive
Toots and the Maytals
Les Savy Fav
Best Coast
Meg Myers
Mayday Parade
Living Colour
Big Freedia
Beach Bunny
Alex G
Saves The Day
Don Broco
Fucked Up
Boston Manor
The Sounds
White Lung
Beach Goons
Meet Me @ The Altar
Holy Fawn
Chubby and The Gang

Which acts on the lineup are you most looking forward to seeing at Riot Fest next year? Let us know in the comments below!

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