Riot Fest & Carnival 2013 Announces Initial Line-Up

Music News | By on May 16th, 2013

Riot Fest & Carnival has announced its initial line-up for 2013! Riot Fest will be happening this year on September 13-15 at Humboldt Park in Chicago. Tickets are already on sale (since last night) and you can see the 3 dates starting at $69.98. The lineup is quite impressive despite some bands I could care less about. Fall Out Boy seems to be headlining but bands I actually like playing include: Motorhead, Rancid, Public Enemy, Flag, Bad Religion, DeVotchka, Screeching Weasel, Pennywise, The Lillingtons, Against Me!, GWAR, X, Bad Brains, Quicksand, The Selecter, Toots and the Maytals, Chuck Ragan, Mephiskapheles, Masked Intruder, Deal’s Gone Bad and more to be announced later! I wish I was going to this but who knows if I’ll be on vacation or not. See the entire lineup and details below!

Riot Fest & Carnival 2013 unleashes a dynamite musical line-up featuring Fall Out Boy, Blink-182, Violent Femmes, Motorhead, Rancid, Blondie, Rocket From The Crypt, Atmosphere, The Dismemberment Plan, Best Coast and a slew of killer bands from every era (line-up listed below). On a mission to create a punk rock state fair, this amazing 3-day festival takes place in historic Humboldt Park in Chicago, where a Ferris wheel, tilt-a-whirl, fire eaters, Lucha Libre and other attractions nestle in a gorgeous setting. Lagoons, shade trees and lovely fields yield to a stunning view of the Chicago skyline. Tickets to Riot Fest are set at incredibly reasonable rates – 3-day passes start at just $69.98.

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THE BANDS:
Fall Out Boy * Blink-182 * Violent Femmes * Motorhead * Rancid * Blondie * Sublime with Rome * AFI * Public Enemy * Brand New * Flag * Guided By Voices * Rocket From The Crypt * Bad Religion * All Time Low* Taking Back Sunday * Pierce the Veil * Atmosphere * The Dismemberment Plan * Dinosaur Jr. * Best Coast * DeVotchka * The Broadways * Screeching Weasel * Pennywise * The Lillingtons * Bob Mould * Against Me! * GWAR * Yellowcard * The Lawrence Arms * Say Anything * X * Bad Brains * Quicksand
* The Selecter * Mission of Burma * Stars * Toots and the Maytals * Peter Hook (Joy Division Set) * Bad Books * The Devil Wears Prada * Saves The Day * Glassjaw * Bayside * Smoking Popes * Reggie and the Full Effect * Attack Attack! * The Dear Hunter * Maps and Atlases * Surfer Blood * Chuck Ragan * Dessa * Saul Williams * Empires * Mephiskapheles * Kitten * Peelander-Z * Touché Amoré * Masked Intruder * Deal’s Gone Bad * Twin Peaks * Flatfoot 56 * White Mystery * Environmental Encroachment * Radkey * No D’bags Allowed and more to be announced

In its 9th year, Riot Fest is dedicated to bringing fans of music and fun of all ages together to celebrate rock, excellent food and the joy-bringing aspects of a carnival. Gourmet food trucks, quality brews and three music stages are interspersed with rides, skee-ball, circus performers and underground marching troupes. The brainchild of promoters Michael Petryshyn and Sean McKeough, Riot Fest launched in 2005 and grew rapidly. Known for re-uniting their musical heroes in influential underground bands, Petryshyn and McKeough created an experience that is a destination for music fans from around the world.

3- Day Passes start at $69.98
* Admission into Humboldt Park September 13-15

3-Day VIP $175.00
* Admission into Humboldt Park September 13-15
* Access to VIP lounge with private bar
* VIP viewing areas near stage
* 15 beverage tickets

Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/273259?utm_medium=bks

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