Riot Fest has announced the lineups for its Chicago and Denver festivals, which take place September 12-14 and September 19-21 respectively.
The Chicago edition, now in its 10th year, takes place in Humboldt Park and with a bill topped by The Cure, The National, Wu-Tang Clan, Jane's Addiction, Slayer, and a reunion of Glen Danzig's band Samhain. Other notable acts include The Flaming Lips, Weezer, Rise Against, Descendents, Patti Smith, Thurston Moore, Billy Bragg, Tegan and Sara, The Afghan Whigs, Superchunk, GWAR, Kurt Vile, Mastodon, Buzzcocks, and Taking Back Sunday. Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina will also make an appearance.
Also on the lineup are Failure, Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello, Metric, Cheap Trick, Taking Back Sunday, The Offspring, NOFX, Hot Snakes, The Murder City Devils, Andrew W.K., Bouncing Souls with Marky Ramone, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Mudhoney, Dashboard Confessional, Die Antwoord, The Get Up Kids, Stiff Little Fingers, Wavves, Cerebal Ballzy, Circa Survive, Clutch, RX Bandits, Dandy Warhols, The Orwells, and Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears.
The Denver edition, which takes place at May Farms in Byer, Colorado, features The Cure, The National and Wu-Tang Clan as headliners alongside notable acts including Slayer, The Flaming Lips, Weezer, Rise Against, Primus, TV on the Radio, Descendents, Social Distortion, Glassjaw, Failure, Bob Mould, Buzzcocks, Hot Snakes, Taking Back Sunday, and Sublime with Rome.
Also on the bill are Violent Femmes, NOFX, Die Antwoord, Bouncing Souls, Manchester Orchestra, New Found Glory, Face to Face, Stiff Little Fingers, La Dispute, Cerebal Ballzy, Dum Dum Girls, Big Freedia, The Orwells, and The Menzingers.
Riot Fest announced its Toronto lineup last week with the addition of The Cure today. It takes place September 6-7 in Downsview Park. The Toronto edition boasts The National and Death Cab for Cutie as well as Death from Above 1979, The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, The Afghan Whigs, Paul Weller, Metric, Rise Against, Stars, Dropkick Murphys, Bob Mould, Thurston Moore, Buzzcocks, Glassjaw, and The New Pornographers.
Tickets for all three festivals are available on the Riot Fest website. More bands are expected to be announced soon.
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