EIGHT LOCAL BANDS SELECTED TO BE A PART OF RIOT FEST IN HUMBOLDT PARK
RED BULL SOUND SELECT ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY SET TO PERFORM AT THE RADICAL STAGE THIS WEEKEND
**Red Bull is hosting a contest for free 3-day or VIP passes to this year’s event. To enter, RSVP to Riot Fest on redbullsoundselect.com and winners will be chosen at random. The entry deadline is Wednesday, September 10, 2014.**
It's the 10th anniversary of Riot Fest and Red Bull presents the best of punk, rock and a little hip/hop on the Radical Stage in Humboldt Park.
Many of ChiIL Live Shows' favorites are among their picks including Mutts, Archie Powell & My Gold Mask. Click the highlighted links above for our past coverage and original photo and video filled features on the bands.
Twelve Red Bull Sound Select (RBSS) artists will be performing throughout the weekend, including eight local artists. The festival runs Friday, September 12 through Sunday, September 14, full schedule and tickets are available at riotfest.org.
The Radical Stage will host 29 different acts with the first performance kicking off at 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon. Featured RBSS artists are Baby Baby, Lucki Eck$, Mutts, My Gold Mask, Netherfriends, Show You Suck, Buffalo Rodeo, Dan Wade, Radkey, The Grizzled Mighty, Vamos and Archie Powell, who will be performing on Red Bull’s stage. Other artists include: Broncho, Dads, Ex Friends, From Indian Lakes, In The Valley Below, Laura Stevenson, Lemuria, Pity Sex, Red City Radio, Team Spirit, The American Scene, The Bots, The Unlikely Candidates, Wounds, Restorations and The Crombies.
Red Bull Sound Select is an artist and fan development program launched in 2013 along with a digital platform, content formats, and a national live event series.
Local Red Bull Sound Select artist Archie Powell and the Exports were thrilled with the opportunity, saying,”What Red Bull is doing for the little guy with their Sound Select program is really amazing. It comes from such a genuine place, a real desire to support art and culture for its own sake. Being involved with them in conjunction with Riot Fest couldn't feel better for us - it's a thick vibe of honest, enthusiastic support for what is clearly Chicago's best festival environment. It's an honor to participate.”
FREE AFTER PARTY:
Red Bull Sound Select will be putting on an official after party, Saturday, September 13, at Cobra Lounge featuring Netherfriends, Vamos, Archie Powell and the Exports and Show You Suck. Doors are at 10pm, and is FREE with RSVP here: http://win.gs/Zh36nm
About Riot Fest
From its beginnings as a multi-venue festival thriving in a variety of Chicago's clubs, to the full scale, multi-city outdoor event that it is now. Riot Fest has become a premiere festival series that attracts music lovers of all ages from all over the world. For more information visit riotfest.org
Red Bull Sound Select is an artist development program and music discovery platform to help break emerging artists. Each month Red Bull Sound Select Presents hosts shows in cities throughout the country including LA, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, NYC, Atlanta, Austin, Nashville and Dallas. These nights are curated by each town’s most notable music influencers and feature two hand-selected Red Bull Sound Select artists opening for a headlining act. In 2013, Red Bull Sound Select executed 60+ local shows in 11 markets putting 150+ artists alongside major headliners curated by top tastemakers like Brooklyn Vegan, Filter Magazine, and Sub Pop Records. Red Bull Sound Select has over 144 shows planned for 2014 in the US alone, with more to come. 2014 curators include KCRW, Capitol Hill Block Party, Transmission Events, Amoeba Records, Empty Bottle among others.