Riot Fest to Take Place Sept.17 – 19 feat. The Smashing Pumpkins, Run the Jewels and Nine Inch Nails

Tickets are flying out the door for Chicago’s punk rock music festival Riot Fest.  The festival takes place September 17-19th in Douglass Park on the West Side.  It is a killer lineup that has the following featured artists: The Smashing Pumpkins, Coheed and Cambria, Lupe Fiasco (performing The Cool), and NOFX on Friday. Saturday is scheduled to include Run the Jewels, Faith No More, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, and Taking Back Sunday. On Sunday, fans can look forward to Nine Inch Nails, Pixies, Machine Gun Kelly, and Devo.

Riot Fest first began as a multi-venue festival in Chicago in 2005 and began as an outdoor festival beginning in 2012.  The Festival grew to include Denver and Toronto until 2017. The festival is notable for booking reunions, guest performances, and full album performances, it is also known as one of the biggest independently-owned music festivals in the United States.  Past featured acts have included The Offspring, Rise Against, Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, Sublime With Rome, The Cure, Weezer, Bikini Kill and TONS more.

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