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The 2017 Riot Fest Lineup Is Here To Break Your Poor Australian Heart

Written by Emmy Mack on April 20, 2017

The just-dropped lineup for Chicago’s Riot Fest 2017 just might live up to its name. That is, if it causes Aussie fans to riot based purely on the emotional trauma of missing out on tickets.


This year’s blockbuster bash is packing the kind of lineup that will either inspire you to either weep with FOMO or else empty your bank accounts and book a trip to the US STAT.

We’re talking Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, New Order, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, A Day To Remember, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, TV on the Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, FIDLAR, Action Bronson, Pennywise and riot-loads more.

Hectically, punk pioneers Jawbreaker are also reuniting to headline the three-day fest alongside Queens Of The Stone Age (after they graciously come to Australia to headline Splendour In The Grass this July).

Aussie reps The Smith Street Band have also been given a guernsey on the first wave lineup announcement, which will come as a welcome consolation to those still spewing that the festival’s epic AF April Fools Day lineup — which pretty much featured every great fictional movie & TV band ever — wasn’t real.

Another 25+ acts are set to be announced on the bill next month, but you can cop a squiz at the epic first 70 below.

Riot Fest 2017 Lineup

Nine Inch Nails
Queens of the Stone Age
New Order
Prophets of Rage
Wu-Tang Clan
Mike D (DJ Set)
A Day To Remember
Gogol Bordello
Taking Back Sunday
Vic Mensa
Dirty Heads
TV on the Radio
Dinosaur Jr.
New Found Glory
Death From Above 1979
Bad Brains
Action Bronson
Built to Spill
The Lawrence Arms
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
The Orwells
Say Anything
Mayday Parade
Streetlight Manifesto
Dead Cross
Minus the Bear
The Menzingers
Real Friends
Hot Water Music
Shabazz Palaces
Andrew W.K.
The Story So Far
State Champs
Four Year Strong
Beach Slang
The Cribs
that dog.
Knuckle Puck
The Hotelier
The Flatliners
Saul Williams
Nothing More
Alice Bag
Sleep On It
Downtown Boys
Engine 88
The Smith Street Band
The Regrettes
Kitten Forever

Riot Fest 2017

Friday, 15th – Sunday, 17th September 2017
Douglas Park, Chicago
Tickets: Official Website

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