Riot Fest 2014 Line Up Announced

::Swoon::   One of my most favorite, festivals recently announced their plans to visit three cities this year.  This year, Riot Fest will be celebrating their 10th anniversary named “10 Years. 10 Essential Albums.”  Riot Fest will be stopping in Toronto on  9/6-9/7, Chicago on 9/12-9/14 and Denver on 9/19-9/21.

In honor of the 10th anniversary, 10 bands are participating in the theme by performing their most memorable albums.  Those bands include: Jane’s Addiction: Nothing’s Shocking (Chicago), Weezer: “The Blue Album” (Chicago & Denver), The Offspring: Smash (Chicago), Slayer: Reign in Blood (Chicago & Denver), Samhain: Initium (Chicago), NOFX: Punk In Drublic (Chicago & Denver), The Get Up Kids: Something To Write Home About (Chicago), Descendents: Milo Goes To College (Chicago), Naked Raygun: Throb Throb (Chicago)

Riot Fest partner, Michael Petryshyn said, “During last year’s Violent Femmes’ set at Riot, where they performed Violent Femmes unannounced in its entirety, it dawned on me that if we ever did an album play thing at Riot, we should make it something that the fans would remember years from now. So, I literally was walking back to my trailer after their set and it hit me… ‘10 Years. 10 Essential Albums.’… and yeah, it grew from there.”

Seriously, I die a little at this line up.  Check it out!  So, so, so many great bands.  If there is one festival you can/should attend this year, this one will be good for your musical soul.


City and Colour, Metric, The National, Billy Talent, Rise Against, the Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Death Cab for Cutie, Death From Above 1979, Brand New, Paul Weller, AWOLNATION, Stars, The Head and the Heart, Dropkick Murphys, Die Antwoord, Tokyo Police Club, The New Pornographers, Bring Me The Horizon, Taking Back Sunday, The Afghan Whigs, Alkaline Trio, Glassjaw, Bob Mould, Thurston Moore, Buzzcocks, Clutch, New Found Glory, Circa Survive, Manchester Orchestra, Lucero


The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, The National, Rise Against, Weezer, the Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Slayer, The Offspring, Wu-Tang Clan, Descendents, Tegan and Sara, Metric, Samhain, Cheap, Patti Smith, Taking Back Sunday, Die Antwoord, City and Colour, Paul Weller, The Used, Bring Me The Horizon, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello, Of Mice & Men, Mastodon, the Afghan Whigs, Dashboard Confessional, Superchunk, Billy Bragg, Lucero, Mudhoney, The Dandy Warhols, the Get Up Kids, Motion City Soundtrack, Buzzcocks, Andrew W.K., Stiff Little Fingers, Kurt Vile & The Violators


The Cure, The National, Rise Against, Weezer, Social Distortion, the Flaming Lips, Primus, Slayer, Sublime with Rome, Wu-Tang Clan, TV on the Radio, Descendents, A Day To Remember, NOFX, Die Antwoord, Dropkick Murphys, Bring Me the Horizon, Gogol Bordello, Violent Femmes, City and Colour, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Manchester Orchestra, New Found Glory, Lucero, Failure, Hot Snakes, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Dum Dum Girls, Bob Mould, Stiff Little Fingers, 3OH!3, the Menzingers, Big Freedia

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