Started in 2005, Riot Fest is a three day festival taking place in Chicago, Illinois. This famous festival is one of the 300 best festivals in the world according to the Fest300 list, and is an attraction for music enthusiasts all over the country. When it comes to Riot Fest, heavier is better. This year’s festivities will be headlined by the legendary Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Jawbreaker. Just by looking at the headliners, we know that this year is going to be a real thrasher. This impressive lineup was released last Wednesday, April 19th, and will undoubtedly put Riot Fest 2017 (September 15-September 17) down in history.

The lineup so far includes…

Nine Inch Nails (Friday), Queens of the Stone Age (Saturday), Jawbreaker (Sunday)

New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ Set),  A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV on the Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, FIDLAR, Bad Brains, Death From Above 1979,  Action Bronson, Pennywise, Built to Spill, X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Orwells, Bayside, Say Anything, Mayday Parade, The Cribs, Streetlight Manifesto, Dead Cross, Minus the Bear, The Menzingers, LIARS, GWAR, Buzzcocks, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, Andrew W.K., Fishbone, The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Beach Slang, that dog., Knuckle Puck, Chon, Slaves, The Hotelier, The Flatliners, Dessa, Saul Williams, Engine 88, Nothing More, Alice Bag, Tobacco, Sleep On It, Downtown Boys, The Smith Street Band, The Regrettes, HDBeenDope, Gazebos, Kitten Forever, Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue, Ramones T-Shirt, Meat Is Burger, Ughh My Kids Are Here, The Port-A-Parties
25 more bands have yet to be announced.


Fest300 list:

Tickets here:

Official announcement: