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Riot Fest 2021 lineup announced

Friday, May 14, 2021 9:20 AM PT

Riot Fest 2021

Official press release:

Riot Fest is gearing up for a strong return to Douglass Park this fall (September 17–19) with a pair of announcements both for this year, and next year. In an unprecedented move, festival organizers are revealing the lineup for 2021, along with tickets for 2022. Three-day passes for both years are now on sale; 2021 single-day passes will go on sale next week, when more bands for 2021 will be announced.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Nine Inch Nails will headline the festival's 2021 edition, alongside The Smashing Pumpkins and Run the Jewels. New additions for this September's festival include Faith No More, a recently reunited Mr. Bungle, DEVO, NOFX, Dinosaur Jr., The Ghost Inside, Motion City Soundtrack, along with many others.

2021 attendees are no doubt ready for the return of Nine Inch Nails, whose striking headlining set at Riot Fest 2017 was widely regarded as one of the best performances in the festival's 17-year history (a 2019 fan vote chose Nine Inch Nails as the #1 Riot Fest set ever). Since then, Trent Reznor and his groundbreaking industrial rock group have been decorated with multiple awards—most notably, an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last year, an Emmy for Reznor and Atticus Ross' score for HBO's 2019 Watchmen limited-series, and an Oscar for their score to Pixar's 2020 film Soul.

Their headlining set at Riot Fest 2021 will be one of the first Nine Inch Nails' live performance since their 2020 Hall of Fame induction. As for next year, fans can start planning extra early: The long-awaited return of My Chemical Romance will come to Riot Fest 2022, September 16–18, 2022—a hotly-anticipated reunion that Riot Fest fans have long hoped for, finally realized.

As a treat to fans, previous ticket holders can purchase 2022 passes at a special price for a limited time; ticket transfers to next year, refunds, and layaway options are also available (more info is available on Riot Fest's website).

Safety measures regarding COVID-19—a top priority this year—will be frequently updated, as directed by local health and public safety officials.

Riot Fest 2021 line-up:

Nine Inch Nails
The Smashing Pumpkins
Run The Jewels
Faith No More
Mr. Bungle
Coheed And Cambria
Taking Back Sunday
Dirty Heads
Sublime with Rome
Lupe Fiasco
Vic Mensa
New Found Glory
Circle Jerks
Simple Plan
Dinosaur Jr.
The Ghost Inside
Gogol Bordello
Motion City Soundtrack
Circa Survive
State Champs
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Best Coast
The Lawrence Arms
Les Savy Fav
Meg Myers
Beach Bunny
Big Freedia
Mayday Parade
Andrew W.K.
The Bled
Fever 333
Living Colour
Saves The Day
Mother Mother
Alex G
Fucked Up
The Gories
Amigo The Devil
White Lung
Beach Goons
Meet Me at The Altar
Night Moves
Just Friends
Holy Fawn
Hospital Bracelet

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