Riot Fest 2017 Reveals Danzig Addition, Full Album Sets + Daily Lineups
Simply put, Riot Fest is turning out to be one of the major festival events of the year. And the organizers of the annual Chicago-based event just continue to add to their plans for this year's music weekend. The latest news includes the addition of Danzig to the lineup, several more "full album" sets from artists and the breakdown of the single day lineups.
First off, it should be noted that Danzig is joining an already stacked Saturday bill that also includes Queens of the Stone Age, Wu-Tang Clan, a DJ set from the Beasties Boys' Mike D and the revived and re-energized At the Drive In. Danzig's Black Laden Crown album just arrived, which means that fans should be fully engaged with the new material by the time they hit the stage.
As for the full album performances, you'll find Dinosaur Jr. (You're Living All Over Me), the Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Let's Face It), Built to Spill (Keep It Like a Secret), Fishbone (Truth & Soul), Bayside (The Walking Wounded), Mayday Parade (A Lesson in Romantics), the Lawrence Arms (Oh, Calcutta!), that dog. (Retreat From the Sun) and two more acts set to be revealed tomorrow revisiting seminal albums in their career.
This year's event takes place Sept. 15-17 at Douglas Park and as stated, the organizers have broken down the daily lineups. This comes with announcement that single-day and two-day tickets will go on sale this Friday (June 23) at 10AM CT. Three-day passes are already on sale. Check here for ticketing info.
Riot Fest starts on Friday, Sept. 15 with Nine Inch Nails headlining. They'll be joined on the Friday bill by New Order, A Day to Remember, Dirty Heads, Vic Mensa, Ministry, Death From Above, Action Bronson, X, Mayday Parade (Performing A Lesson In Romantics), The Cribs, Liars, Buzzcocks, The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, INVSN, Chon, The Hotelier, Saul Williams, Nothing More, Radar State, Tobacco, Seaway, Like Pacific, Sleep On It, Grayscale, Skating Polly, Warm Brew and Hdbeendope.
Saturday's (Sept. 16) bill, as stated, has Queens of the Stone Age and Wu-Tang Clan at the top, with Danzig just added and Mike D., At the Drive In, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, Fidlar, Bad Brains, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms (Performing Oh, Calcutta!), Bayside (Performing The Walking Wounded), Dead Cross, Streetlight Manifesto, GBH, Shabazz Palaces, Fishbone (Performing Truth & Soul), Knuckle Puck, Cockney Rejects, Black Pistol Fire, Slaves (UK), Versus, RVIVR, The Smith Street Band, Potty Mouth, The Regrettes, Cold Beat and Gin Rummy.
As for Sunday (Sept. 17), you'll find the legendary Jawbreaker closing out the weekend, with Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., TV on the Radio, Dinosaur Jr. (Performing You’re Living All Over Me), Pennywise, Built to Spill (Performing Keep It Like a Secret), The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, (Performing Let’s Face It), The Orwells, Best Coast, Cap’n Jass, Minus the Bear, Say Anything, The Menzingers, GWAR, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Andrew W.K., Beach Slang, that dog. (Performing Retreat From the Sun), Mad Caddies, The Flatliners, Dessa, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, Engine 88, Alice Bag, Downtown Boys, Culture Abuse, Gazebos, Kitten Forever and Upset.
In addition to all the great music, there will be a full-scale carnival with rides and games of chance, the Hellzapoppin' Sideshow Revue freak show and a wealth of food and beverage vendors. So make sure to hop on getting those Riot Fest tickets. Head here for more info.
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