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Riot Fest 2012 lineup takes shape

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:01 AM PT


This year's Riot Fest and Carnival in Chicago, IL will take place on September 14, 15, and 16 at Humboldt Park and Congress Theater. Tickets start at $18 per day, with multi-day passes temporarily available for $36. The initial lineup (with more set to be announced) is as follows:

Rise Against
Iggy & The Stooges
The Offspring
Elvis Costello
A Day To Remember
Coheed and Cambria
Gogol Bordello
Descendents
Dropkick Murphys
NOFX
The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Gaslight Anthem
Alkaline Trio
Slapstick
Awolnation
The Promise Ring
Chiodos
GWAR
August Burns Red
Frank Turner
Less Than Jake
Built To Spill
Rev. Horton Heat
Fishbone
Nobunny
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
Japanther

UPDATE 6/20/2012

The following bands have now been added to the festival bill:

Andrew W.K.
Minus The Bear
Neon Trees
Hot Water Music
The Adicts
Pegboy
Dead Sara
Fireworks
Henry Clay People
Environmental Encroachment
The Infected


25 comments


anonymous
5/15/2012 6:22:11 AM
butt booger juice. shit's weak.

anonymous
5/15/2012 6:30:13 AM
will be moshing during killboy powerhead!

anonymous
5/15/2012 6:31:02 AM
Descendents, Elvis, Fishbone, Deals Gone Bad...hmmm. Anyway. i have no friggin idea why The Promise Ring is back. I hope it is just to be worked into GWARs stage show where they are disemboweled and draped like curtains for the fans to marvel

5/15/2012 6:41:55 AM
Random lineup, some good bands though. My mom once had a high school class with Iggy Pop (before he started the Stooges), she told me "He was so quiet back then, not like he is now", hahaha

5/15/2012 7:44:19 AM
goddamn im glad people have finally stopped talking about Chiodos.

anonymous
5/15/2012 8:18:08 AM
Slapstick??!!?! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!

5/15/2012 8:22:25 AM
Holy fcking terrible

anonymous
5/15/2012 8:39:40 AM
Chiodos? Nice!!!

anonymous
5/15/2012 8:59:39 AM
Anus Burns Red

5/15/2012 9:08:10 AM
chiodos? i havent seen them in a long time. i will keep the streak alive!

anonymous
5/15/2012 10:18:46 AM
Damn, Slapstick......

5/15/2012 10:52:42 AM
weird, diverse, semi-decent line up.

anonymous
5/15/2012 11:02:07 AM
when i was a kid, they used to dredg that pond at humboldt park for mobster body parts... fond fond memories.

anonymous
5/15/2012 11:11:47 AM
original chiodos line-up gives me a boner.

5/15/2012 11:51:51 AM
Holy Christ, all this for $36? It's like $100 to see Elvis Costello here. Our festivals are like $75 per day.

5/15/2012 12:11:46 PM
gay bullshit. congress theater fcking sucks

5/15/2012 1:29:57 PM
I'd go for Gaslight/Alkaline Trio/& Iggy & The Stooges.

anonymous
5/15/2012 1:47:42 PM
Fight me during Elvis Costello

5/15/2012 2:47:13 PM
would like to see the jesus and mary chain. it's been almost 20 years since Ive seen them.

5/15/2012 4:36:17 PM
A Day To Remember is stoked

5/15/2012 5:36:17 PM
Howwww is this news? fcking quuers!

5/15/2012 6:53:52 PM
A Day to Remember = cash grab for the skinny jeans crow.

Aside from that embarrassment, it's a decent line-up.

anonymous
5/15/2012 8:32:58 PM
FIGHT ME DURING REV HORTON HEAT

anonymous
5/17/2012 12:33:43 AM
This punk shit is for fcking gays. Gaylight Anthem.

anonymous
5/20/2012 7:45:32 PM
slapstick!