Riot Fest 2018 First Wave Lineup Was Just Announced and It’s GOOD

Boston Calling and Governors Ball Music Festival shared their lineups back in January, and Warped Tour announced theirs in March, but Riot Fest made fans (not so patiently) wait until this past week to find out who will be performing.

For those of you unaware, Riot Fest is a three-day punk rock (and more) music festival that takes place in Chicago’s Douglas Park September 14th-16th. In other words, it’s basically Warped Tour for “adults,” and on May 30th, they finally made their first wave lineup announcement. SPOILER ALERT- it did not disappoint.

From legacy acts to up-and-coming rock and rollers from New Jersey (*cough cough* Save Face), there’s something for everyone (as cliche as that may sound).

Riot Fest 2018 features Blink-182BeckElvis Costello & The ImpostersIncubusYoung The GiantInterpolBlondie, Alkaline TrioFather John Misty, and Jerry Lee Lewis. 

Also performing this year are The Dropkick MurphysBleachersAtmosphereFlogging MollyCypress HillBad ReligionUnderoathMatt and KimThe Jesus LizardSum 41,The VoidzThe Front Bottoms, Twin Peaks, K.FlaySuicidal TendenciesBullet For My ValentineClutchThe Wonder Years, and many, many more!

Here’s the full lineup so far:

Photo: Facebook (Riot Fest)

3-Day pass tickets are available NOW and there are four different options when purchasing: GA, VIP, Deluxe VIP, and Ultimate VIP. You can read more about your options here. Festival tickets are expensive, but lucky for you, Riot Fest offers Layaway Tickets, which means you can install a payment plan when purchasing your passes (our inner-broke college kid is rejoicing).

Sometimes, it’s hard believe that the Riot Fest Twitter isn’t a parody account, but trust us… it’s real, and their social media manager should be making big bucks. Some recent examples:

So, if the first wave of artists isn’t compelling enough for you to buy your 3-day pass, then their online presence should definitely do the trick. Go give them a follow… NOW!