Riot Fest 2015 Announces Lineups for Chicago, Denver & Toronto: Modest Mouse, Snoop Dogg, Iggy Pop & More
Riot Fest celebrated its 10th anniversary last year with a stacked lineup and a handful of bands playing their breakout albums in full. But Riot Fest is not about to let itself peak, and now its 2015 lineup has been revealed. Yesterday (May 27), it was announced that No Doubt, Modest Mouse, Wu-Tang Clan, Pixies, Snoop Dogg, Iggy Pop and more have been announced as the main headliners for the now-rooted festivals in Denver, Chicago and Toronto.
The Denver edition, the "Riot Fest & Rodeo" will take place first, from Aug. 28 to 30. The first wave of bands includes the majority of the lineup, though two headliners and a handful of other acts remain a mystery. As Stereogum reports, Modest Mouse, Pixies, Snoop Dogg and Iggy Pop lead that lineup, with performances also due from Rancid, Cold War Kids, Tenacious D, L7 and more.
But, of course, that's not all from Riot Fest. The circus will be coming to Chicago's Douglas Park from Sept. 11 to 13. Like Denver, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg and Modest Mouse are among the headliners, with No Doubt, Faith No More and a yet-to-be announced mystery performer. Others set to head to Douglas Park include Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Billy Idol, Ice Cube, Merle Haggard, Echo & The Bunnymen, OK Go, Babes in Toyland and three more bands in the next wave of announcements.
The final Riot Fest, the "Exposition" will take over Toronto on Sept. 19 and 20 at the Downsview Park. The smaller lineup stars Alexisonfire, Wu-Tang Clan, Tyler the Creator, Coheed and Cambria, Rancid performing ...And Out Come the Wolves and plenty of mystery guests, including a headlining band playing a pinnacle album.
More bands for this year's Riot Fests will be announced in the coming weeks.