Riot Fest And Rodeo (Denver, CO, September 2-4) and Riot Fest And Carnival (Chicago, IL, September 16-18) have announced their first wave of programming. As in the past, Riot Fest has included a diverse array of performers, while offering a strong nod to its punk roots and followers. In addition to its music, Riot Fest has also featured quirky roadside attractions, such as Lucha Libre, freak shows, and actual carnival games and rides.
Some highlights of each festival follow:
Riot Fest And Rodeo (Denver): The Original Misfits, Ween, Death Cab For Cutie, Jane’s Addiction (performing Ritual De Lo Habitual), Sleater-Kinney, NAS, Deftones, Descendents, Wolf Parade, Yo La Tengo, Flatbush Zombies, Fitz and the Tantrums, Meat Puppets, The Dandy Warhols, Motion City Soundtrack & more
Riot Fest And Carnival (Chicago): The Original Misfits, Morrissey, Ween, Death Cab For Cutie, Social Distortion (performing White Light, White Heat, White Trash), Rob Zombie (performing White Zombie’s Astro-Creep: 2000), Brand New, NAS, Deftones, The Specials, Jimmy Eat World, Refused, Death Grips, Bob Mould, The Hives, Descendents & more.
Tickets can be purchased for the Denver show here and for the Chicago show here.