Riot Fest 2016 takes over Douglas Park

September 16, 2016
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Lollapalooza may be over, but there’s still one more festival to cap off your summer. Riot Fest is returning to its new home in Douglas Park this year for three days: September 16th – 18th. Tickets are still available.

This year’s festival has some can’t miss big-name acts and an epic reunion. Headlines on Friday include The Flaming Lips, Julian Marley, and Ween. Other notable acts include emo favorites Jimmy Eat World, Refused, NOFX, and All Time Low.

Saturday’s performers include the iconic Morrissey, Death Cab for Cutie, Social Distortion, and the illmatic Nas. Also expect to see The Hives, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Motion City Soundtrack.

Sunday boasts an epic lineup with main headliners being the original Misfits. Glen Danzig hasn’t been a part of the band since their initial break-up in 1983. The newly reunited Misfits promise to be the highlight of this year’s festival. Also playing on Sunday are Rob Zombie, Sleater-Kinney, Deftones, and Bad Religion.

Time: 11:00 am

Tickets: Get ‘Em

Venue: Douglas Park

Watch the announcement trailer below:

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on Examiner, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, Kitty Whipp, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.