Riot Fest 2012 announce 1st wave of bands

Music News | May 17th, 2012

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There are two punk fests that are the best in the world. Nope, not the Warped Tour. You have to have PUNK bands on the tour to be considered the best punk fest! Punk Rock Bowling Festival in Vegas and the other is Riot Fest in Chicago. The first Wave of Riot Fest and Carnival 2012 announcements have been announced! Riot Fest will be taking place between September 14-16. Few notable bands include: Slapstick reunion, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Elvis Costello, Descendents, Gogol Bordello, NOFX, Jesus and Mary Chain, Gaslight Anthem, Fishbone and others!

Opening night of the Fest will be at Congress Theater in Chicago. Day 2 and 3 at Humboldt Park. Multi-day passes are now on sale and start at $36 ($18 a day!!).

The lineup is looking like this so far:

Rise Against
Iggy and the Stooges
The Offspring
Elvis Costello
A Day to Remember
Coheed and Cambria
Gogol Bordello
Dropkick Murphys
The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Gaslight Anthem
Alkaline Trio
The Promise Ring
August Burns Red
Less Than Jake
Built to Spill
Frank Turner
Reverend Horton Heat
A Wilhelm Scream
Screaming Females
Teenage Bottlerocket
Off With Their Heads
Sister Crayon
Deals Gone Bad
White Mystery
Larry and His Flask
The Story So Far

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