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Riot Fest Chicago

What is so G**damn Special About Riot Fest Anyway?

Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.23.2016 | Entertainment
Joseph Erbentraut

At a time where most of the major music festivals are seriously lacking in diverse talent, Riot Fest somehow managed to showcase one of the year's more varied and unusual collections of musicians despite (or perhaps because of) its punk-centric ethos.

Riot Fest Music Festival 2014: Up Close (Photos)

Lindsey Best | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

This year, in celebration of their 10th year anniversary, 10 bands performed their classic albums in their entirety.

Kim Bellware

Have A Look At The Freakiest Music Fest In America | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment

Large-scale music festivals have become a staple of summertime fun, but none of them get quite as weird or wonderful as Riot Fest. Among the marqu...

Kim Bellware

LOOK: This John Stamos Butter Sculpture Will Amaze You | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago

With all the excitement over The Replacements reunion, it's easy to forget that some of the most amazing parts of Riot Fest 2013 had nothing to do wit...

Kim Bellware

LOOK: Riot Fest Day 1 Was Loud, Dark And (Fake) Bloody | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.15.2013 | Chicago

Riot Fest 2013 kicked off Friday with a loud, spirited and (fake) bloody start. Bodies streamed into Humboldt Park late Friday afternoon for the f...

21 Reasons Why Riot Fest's Twitter Feed Is The Best Thing Ever

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 09.13.2013 | Chicago

On Friday, Riot Fest is set to take over Chicago's Humboldt Park before traveling to Denver a week later and we here at HuffPost couldn't be more exci...

WIN TICKETS! Riot Fest 2013

Posted 09.04.2013 | Chicago

Sure, some folks would say summer ends with Labor Day. Those people need to get out more. In Chicago, the busy festival season has still far from o...

Riot Fest Adds Joan Jett, Pixies, Andrew W.K. & More

Posted 07.24.2013 | Chicago

While most music lovers in Chicago were preoccupied with a certain other festival over the weekend, Riot Fest announced some big changes to the lineup...

The Replacements To Reunite For Riot Fest

Posted 06.13.2013 | Chicago

The initial 2013 Riot Fest lineup had fans buzzing, but the revelation that seminal alt-rockers The Replacements were the mystery headliners left musi...

WIN TICKETS To Riot Fest 2013!

Posted 06.07.2013 | Chicago

As summer festival season is already in full swing, we're in a giving mood here at HuffPost Chicago. With tickets selling out fast, Riot Fest is on...

Riot Fest 2013 Lineup Announced

Posted 06.07.2013 | Chicago

The initial Riot Fest lineup for 2013 dropped late Wednesday to much fanfare and the general approval of its punk rock-leaning audience. Fall Out...

Battle Of The Fests: Riot Fest vs. A.V. Fest Hideout Block Party

Posted 09.14.2012 | Chicago

It's usually good news for music-loving Chicagoans when the city gets to play host to just one high-caliber music festival -- and with those prospects...

GIVEAWAY: Win 3-Day Passes To Riot Fest

Posted 09.11.2012 | Chicago

Who says that the summer festival season ended with Labor Day? Chicago's own Riot Fest, a punk-geared festival in its eighth year, is set to begin ...

Riot Fest Adds Andrew W.K., Minus The Bear & More To Lineup

Posted 06.21.2012 | Chicago

If they didn't already have you sold with Rise Against, Elvis and Iggy, organizers behind Riot Fest 2012 unveiled their second wave of headliners this...

PHOTOS, PLAYLIST: Riot Fest Chicago Lineup Unveiled

Posted 05.15.2012 | Chicago

With the unveiling of the first wave of the eighth annual Riot Fest's 2012 lineup, the Chicago summer festival scene officially welcomes yet another i...