News

Riot Fest’s 2014 Lineups Are Everything A Rock Fan Could Wish For

http://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/news-photo/british-rock-band-the-cure-performs-at-the-arena-monterrey-news-photo/183672255

Punk and alt rock extravaganza Riot Fest has revealed hugely impressive lineups for its Chicago and Denver festivals, which once again has many of us seething at our unavoidable geographical handicap. Key players on this year’s bill include the incomparable The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, The National, Rise Against, Slayer and the Wu-Tang Clan.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Chicago instalment of the festival will take place September 12-14, sandwiched between two other Riot Fests, in Toronto on September 6-7 and Denver on September 19-21. The Cure will be headlining all three.

Other notable acts include some of the biggest names from the entire history of the punk and rock scenes. The Flaming Lips are named on the bill, as well as Weezer, The Offspring, Patti Smith, Thurston Moore, The Afghan Whigs, Superchunk, GWAR, Kurt Vile, Mastodon, Metric, The Dandy Warhols plus Macaulay Culkin‘s all-pizza-related Velvet Underground tribute band, The Pizza Underground.

Also scheduled to appear are Pussy Riot members and activists Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina who are expected to participate in an “interactive panel discussion.” Riot Fest first teased the impending lineup announcement with a short black and white video of a family sitting around the radio, featuring song snippets from Social Distortion, Taking Back Sunday and Descendents.

Tickets to all three festivals are now available through the festival’s website. A press release notes that even more bands will be announced soon.

Watch: Riot Fest Teaser

Riot Fest Teaser from Riot Fest on Vimeo.

Riot Fest Chicago 2014 Lineup

The Cure

Jane’s Addiction

The National

Rise Against

Weezer

The Flaming Lips

Social Distortion

Slayer

The Offspring

Wu-Tang Clan

Descendents

Tegan and Sara

Metric

Samhain

Cheap Trick

Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina)

Patti Smith

Taking Back Sunday

Die Antwoord

City and Colour

Paul Weller

The Used

Bring Me The Horizon

NOFX

Dropkick Murphys

Gogol Bordello

Of Mice & Men

Mastodon

The Afghan Whigs

Naked Raygun

Cock Sparrer

Dashboard Confessional

Superchunk

Billy Bragg

Blue Meanies

Lucero

New Found Glory

Saosin w/ Anthony Green

Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The Murder City Devils

Mudhoney

Failure

Hot Snakes

The Dandy Warhols

Thurston Moore

Circa Survive

The Get Up Kids

Motion City Soundtrack

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Streetlight Manifesto

Clutch

GWAR

Buzzcocks

Andrew W.K.

Bouncing Souls

Stiff Little Fingers

Face to Face

Kurt Vile & The Violators

Marky Ramone w/ the Bouncing Souls

Wavves

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

We Came As Romans

Senses Fail

The Orwells

ALL

Mineral

Title Fight

La Dispute

RX Bandits

Samiam

7 Seconds

Anti-Flag

The Menzingers

The Front Bottoms

Silverstein

Emarosa

Citizen

The World is a Beautiful Place…

Bad Suns

The Pizza Underground

The Hotelier

Nostalghia

In The Valley Below

Radkey

Pianos Become The Teeth

Modern Baseball

I Am the Avalanche

Skaters

Laura Stevenson

Cerebral Ballzy

Red City Radio

PUP

Dads

Show You Suck

The Unlikely Candidates

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

My Gold Mask

The Bots

Broncho

The American Scene

Baby Baby

Restorations

Wounds

Plague Vendor

Team Spirit

Somos

Rose’s Pawn Shop

Chumped

Archie Powell & The Exports

Ex Friends

UR Lineup Sux Bro

Ughhh, My Parents Are Here

& more to be announced!!

Latest on Music Feeds

Load more