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.
Because your birthday isn’t special. Approximately 20,500,000 have the same birthday as you. https://t.co/j11do7lNga
— Riot Fest (@RiotFest) May 17, 2018
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-182, Beck, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Incubus, Young The Giant, Interpol, Blondie, Alkaline Trio, Father John Misty, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Also performing this year are The Dropkick Murphys, Bleachers, Atmosphere, Flogging Molly, Cypress Hill, Bad Religion, Underoath, Matt and Kim, The Jesus Lizard, Sum 41,The Voidz, The Front Bottoms, Twin Peaks, K.Flay, Suicidal Tendencies, Bullet For My Valentine, Clutch, The Wonder Years, and many, many more!
Here’s the full lineup so far:
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:
And no, we didn't book the exact bands you wanted, in the exact order you wanted, in the exact location you wanted, for free.
— Riot Fest (@RiotFest) May 24, 2018
— Riot Fest (@RiotFest) June 1, 2018
No. It’s never going to be released. https://t.co/CY1aVQ7W6r
— Riot Fest (@RiotFest) May 22, 2018
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!