Wednesday, June 20, 2012
RIOT FEST SECOND WAVE ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENTS
ANDREW W.K., MINUS THE BEAR, NEON TREES, HOT WATER MUSIC, THE ADICTS, PEGBOY, IMAGINE DRAGONS, DEAD SARA AND MORE JOIN
OVER 40 ACTS INCLUDING:
RISE AGAINST, IGGY AND THE STOOGES, ELVIS COSTELLO, DESCENDENTS, JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, THE OFFSPRING, A DAY TO REMEMBER, DROPKICK MURPHYS MORE ARTISTS AND AFTER-PARTIES TO BE ANNOUNCED
Here at ChiIL Live Shows/ ChiIL Mama, Riot Fest is one of our all time, annual favorites!! ChiIL Live Shows has been there every year since Riot Fest started! Check out our live show shots from some of last years' best below. This year looks to be even better, with an expanded outdoor fest component for the first time. As always, the outdoor and Congress Shows are all ages. Click here for our prior 2012 coverage.
Check out ChiIL Live Shows (free downloads, original pit photos, band video interviews and live show footage) and ChiIL Mama (alt punk parenting) for loads of coverage from Riot Fest 2010 & 2011. Bring your punk kin & banger babies. All Riot Fest shows are all ages unless stated otherwise. If we can walk together why can't we rock together!
Riot Fest 2011-ChiIL Live Shows original live show shots-click the links below:
Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg-AAA
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band-Congress
7 Seconds-Bottom Lounge
DAY-BY –DAY LINE UP ANNOUNCED FOR EIGHTH ANNUAL
RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL IN CHICAGO
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 AT CONGRESS THEATER,
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AT HUMBOLDT PARK
**SINGLE DAY TICKETS ON SALE TODAY (WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20) AT 10:00 AM**
The day-by-day line-up for the RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL in Chicago is now revealed. Rise Against, Descendents, Coheed and Cambria, Dropkick Murphys, The Gaslight Anthem, Andrew W.K. (full band), Minus The Bear, Frank Turner and more lead the Saturday bill, while Iggy and the Stooges, Elvis Costello, A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Jesus and Mary Chain and more close out Sunday night. The previously announced 30 acts will now be joined by Andrew W.K., Minus The Bear, Neon Trees, Hot Water Music, The Adicts, Pegboy, Imagine Dragons, Dead Sara, Fireworks, Henry Clay People, The Infected and many more to come (full line-up by day listed below).
Single-day tickets are on sale today at 10:00 AM at: www.riotfest.com/chicago. 2-day passes and 3-day passes which include all shows at Humboldt Park and Congress Theater as well as after-parties are now nearly sold-out. VIP passes, which include private stage-viewing areas, drinks and more options, are available at: www.riotfest.org/chicago.
Last month RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL announced it will expand for the first-time ever into an outdoor music event and carnival in 2012 in its hometown of Chicago. The festival is set for Friday, September 14 at Congress Theater and Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 on the beautiful grounds of Humboldt Park which boasts rolling fields, pavilions, tall trees, picturesque gardens a lake and lagoons with a majestic view of the Chicago skyline.
Flanked by a handful of hip neighborhoods including Wicker Park and the Division Street corridor, Humboldt Park will accommodate the large carnival atmosphere featuring three main music stages, thrilling rides, games, vendors and gourmet food trucks on the park grounds with stunning views of downtown Chicago. With temperatures averaging around a perfect 75°F/24°C, September is one of Chicago’s most popular months for travelers from all over the world.
The day-to day breakdown for RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL in Chicago is as follows:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 at Congress Theater: The Offspring; Neon Trees; Pegboy; Dead Sara.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 in Humboldt Park: Rise Against, Descendents, Coheed and Cambria, Dropkick Murphys, The Gaslight Anthem, Slapstick, Hot Water Music, Andrew W.K., Minus The Bear, Less Than Jake, GWAR, August Burns Red, Frank Turner, The Adicts, Nobunny, A Whilhelm Scream, Teenage Bottlerocket, Screaming Females, Off With Their Heads, Deals Gone Bad, Larry and His Flask, The Story So Far, Environmental Encroachment, Fireworks and more to be announced.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 in Humboldt Park: Iggy and the Stooges, Elvis Costello, A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, The Jesus and Mary Chain, AWOLNATION, The Promise Ring, Chiodos, Built To Spill, Imagine Dragons, Reverend Horton Heat, Fishbone, Screaming Females, White Mystery, The Henry Clay People, Sister Crayon, Japanther, The Infected, Environmental Encroachment and more to be announced.
Now in its eighth year RIOT FEST–the music festival which celebrates rock, indie, punk and underground artists from every era--recently announced the festival will head to multiple cities including next month’s Philadelphia, PA show July 19 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Brooklyn, NY on September 8 at Williamsburg Park, Toronto, ON on September 9 at Fort York: Garrison Common and Dallas, TX on September 22 at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Previously announced Riot Fest 2012 shows include next and the flagship the 3-day RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL in Chicago, IL on September 14, 15 and 16 at Humboldt Park and Congress Theater. A wide array of confirmed talent is on tap for the RIOT FEST events in every city. For full lineups, visit: www.riotfest.org.
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About Riot Fest:
RIOT FEST is the brainchild of promoters Michael Petryshyn and Sean McKeough who launched the first Riot Fest in fall of 2005 throughout multiple music venues in Chicago, IL.
Riot Fest brings fans of all ages together to celebrate rock, indie and punk from every era. The fest has become well-known for reuniting influential underground artists and has quickly become one of the top music destination festivals in the U.S. for fans.