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

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.

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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

Jawbreaker

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

Death From Above 1979

Bad Brains

FIDLAR

Action Bronson

Pennywise

Built to Spill

X

Peaches

The Lawrence Arms

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The Orwells

Bayside

Say Anything

Mayday Parade

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

The Cribs

that dog.

Knuckle Puck

Chon

Slaves

The Hotelier

The Flatliners

Dessa

Saul Williams

Nothing More

Alice Bag

Tobacco

Sleep On It

Downtown Boys

Engine 88

The Smith Street Band

The Regrettes

HDBeenDope

Gazebos

Kitten Forever

Riot Fest 2017

Friday, 15th – Sunday, 17th September 2017

Douglas Park, Chicago

Tickets: Official Website

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