Riot Fest and Punk Rock Bowling Festivals are the two punk rock festivals to always top and so far no one has come close. Riot Fest has announced initial dates and bands for this year’s festival taking place in Chicago between October 5th-9th. Weezer, Social Distortion and Descendents will headlining, with many others playing as well like X, ALL, Suicide Machines, Youth of Today, D Generation, Helmet, The Business, Down By Law, The Tossers…Plus the fest is going to make a stop in Philly in September. Why isn’t there a New York punk rock festival?? Is this something I’m going to have to do??
Since 2005, Riot Fest has outdone itself year after year, presenting the best bands from every genre under the umbrella of rock and punk, with epic reunions being a hallmark of the festival. In 2011, Red Bull Riot Fest steps up the game to a new level: killer headliners abound, from Weezer and the Descendents to Social Distortion and X (playing their iconic Los Angeles album in its entirety).
Riot Fest is also saving the best for last with their final headliner announcement on Friday, June 24 at 9 a.m. CDT — watch for a press release!
“The final headliner announcement is very special for me personally, and almost needless to say, it’s something that I never thought would happen. We thought that this deserves its very own separate announcement and I’m happy to say that we’ll be doing it with a few close friends that you might know this upcoming Friday,” said Michael A. Petryshyn, founder of Riot Fest.
Thus far, Red Bull Riot Fest has announced: Weezer * Social Distortion * Descendents * X (play “Los Angeles”) * Youth of Today * Suicide Machines * ALL (Scott, Chad and Dave) * Helmet * D Generation * Down By Law * The Business * Strike Anywhere * The Tossers * Macabre* Nachtmystium * The Flatliners * Flatfoot 56 * The Menzingers * Banner Pilot * The Pavers * Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band * Shot Baker * The Copyrights* Cheap Girls * Larry and His Flask * Chines Telephones * The Crombies * The Holy Mess * Van Buren Boys * Neutron Bombs * The Infected AND MANY MORE WILL BE ANNOUNCED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK…
Multiple-day passes and individual tickets go on sale Friday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m. CST. Visit www.ticketfly.com to purchase tickets for Congress Theater, Bottom Lounge, Double Door, Cobra Lounge and the AAA Warehouse will hold Riot Fest shows – a shuttle bus will take fans from venue to venue and a variety of ticket options are available.
Chicago’s Red Bull Riot Fest is on the move, hitting the City of Brotherly Love on September 24th, 2011. Philadelphia is the logical choice for Red Bull Riot Fest East as fans from all over the east coast will have short jaunts to see the Descendents, Dead Milkmen, X (playing the entire Los Angeles album), Plow United, Hot Water Music, Naked Raygun, Suicide Machines, Samiam, the Menzingers, Shot Baker, Larry and His Flask and The Holy Mess and many more to be announcedat the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing.Tickets go on sale Friday, June 24th at 10am EST. http://www.ticketmaster.com/Festival-Pier-at-Penns-Landing-tickets-Philadelphia/venue/16764
Tickets are available with no service charge at the Theatre of Living Arts (334 South St. in Philadelphia), the Live Nation Box Office (111 Presidential Blvd, Suite 111 in Bala Cynwyd) & Creep Records (1050 North Hancock Street in Philadelphia).
Red Bull Riot Fest began in 2005, when Michael Petryshyn and Sean McKeough launched the first fest in multiple venues over a weekend in Chicago to celebrate rock and punk from every era. They put special emphasis on reuniting influential punk and underground bands who hadn’t shared the stage in years and Chicago’s rich music history has always been a huge part of the Riot Fest roster. It quickly became one of the top gatherings for fans of every genre under the rock, indie and punk umbrella, with fans traveling from around the world to attend. Red Bull Riot Fest Chicago runs October 5-9th.
Red Bull Riot Fest Chicago October 5-9th
Weezer * Social Distortion * Descendents * X (play “Los Angeles”) * Youth of Today * Suicide Machines * ALL (Scott, Chad and Dave) * Helmet * D Generation * Down By Law * The Business * Strike Anywhere * The Tossers * Mabacre* Nachtmystium * The Flatliners * Flatfoot 56 * The Menzingers * Banner Pilot* The Pavers * Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band * Shot Baker * The Copyrights* Cheap Girls * Larry and His Flask * Chines Telephones * The Crombies * The Holy Mess * Van Buren Boys * Neutron Bombs * The Infected AND MANY MORE WILL BE ANNOUNCED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK…
Early Bird Festival Passes – $99 (sold out)
5 Day Festival Pass – $145
(Includes access to all Riot Fest 2011 shows October 5-9, grants access to exclusive secret shows beginning in Summer 2011)
Congress Pass – $135
(Includes access into the October 6-9th Congress Theater shows)
Red Bull Riot Fest East September 24, 2011
Descendents, Dead Milkmen, Plow United, X (plays “Los Angeles” in its entirety), Hot Water Music, Naked Raygun, Suicide Machines, Samiam, Weston, The Menzingers, Excitebike, Shot Baker, Larry and His Flask, The Holy Mess and more
Venue: Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
For more information: www.riotfest.org
Ticket Price: $34.50