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Riot Fest Rules

"Riot Fest Chicago 2013 takes place this weekend (9/13 - 9/15) in beautiful (and not scary!) Humboldt Park," Brooklyn Vegan notes.

"The fest have now revealed set times for this coming weekend's debauchery, and thankfully there aren't many conflicts. The main thing folks have been worried about is The Replacements' headlining set clashing with The Pixies. Well, you can rest easy on that one; you'll be able to catch both acts. The complete RFC 2013 set times can be found HERE.

"You'll also now be able to decide which official afterparties you'll be springing for. If they're not sold-out that is . . . Oh yeah, and tickets are somehow still available for the fest."


And if you haven't been following @RiotFest, go catch up.


Riot Fest has been around longer than many people know. From its Wikipedia page:

"Riot Fest began in Chicago in 2005, started by music fanatics with a yen for DIY shows and low ticket prices catering to fans of great underground music.

"Riot Fest spent seven years as a multi-venue festival, utilizing the cream of the Chicago venue crop, from Metro, Subterranean, Double Door, Cobra Lounge and the Congress Theater to present bands over a 3 day weekend, such as: Social Distortion, Danzig, Cock Sparrer, Weezer, Alkaline Trio, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Bad Brains, Dead Milkmen, Fun., The Lawrence Arms, Bad Religion, Murder City Devils, Butthole Surfers, Suicide Machines, and more.

"Punk, rock, indie rock, alternative, psychobilly, metal, skate punk and ska are celebrated at Riot Fest, and the organizer, Riot Mike, has demonstrated a knack for reuniting influential bands like Naked Raygun, Screeching Weasel, WAX, Blue Meanies, Articles of Faith, Plow United, Jesus and Mary Chain, Chiodos.

"In 2012, Riot Fest moved to Chicago's beautiful Humboldt Park, which boasts picturesque gardens and lagoons with a view of the Chicago skyline. The fest expanded to become Riot Fest & Carnival, with rides, games, wrestling, gourmet food vendors and three stages."

Click through for the rest.


Riot Fest on Facebook.


* Tweeting The Riot Fest Lineup

* At Least Half The Replacements Are Reuniting And Playing Chicago's Riot Fest

* Punkfork: Riot Fest Takes Humboldt Park





Comments welcome.


Posted on September 12, 2013

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