The eighth annual RIOT FEST–the music festival which celebrates rock, indie, punk and underground artists from every era–has announced that the festival will head to Brooklyn, NY (September 8 at Williamsburg Park), Toronto, ON (September 9 at Fort York: Garrison Common) and Dallas, TX (September 22 at Gexa Energy Pavilion). Previously announced Riot Fest 2012 shows include next month’s Philadelphia, PA show July 19 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing and the flagship the 3-day RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL in Chicago, IL on September 14, 15 and 16 at Humboldt Park and Congress Theater. A wide array of confirmed talent is on tap for the RIOT FEST events. See the artist line-ups and ticketing links for each city below.
Last month RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL announced it will expand for the first-time ever into an outdoor music event and carnival in 2012 in its hometown of Chicago. The festival is set for Friday, September 14 at Congress Theater and Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 on the beautiful grounds of Humboldt Park which boasts rolling fields, pavilions, tall trees, picturesque gardens a lake and lagoons with a majestic view of the Chicago skyline. Promoters are offering early-bird 2-day passes and the 3-day passes which include all shows at Humboldt Park and Congress Theater and after-parties are now nearly sold-out. VIP passes which include private stage-viewing areas and more. Tickets are available at www.riotfest.org.
PHILADELPHIA: RIOT FEST lineup includes: REFUSED, THE PROMISE RING, AUGUST BURNS RED, OFF!, GAMEFACE, BOY SETS FIRE and HIRS performing at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing one day only on Thursday, July 19. Click here for tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/02004877837836DE7/21.
BROOKLYN: RIOT FEST line-up includes: GOGOL BORDELLO, DESCENDENTS, HOT WATER MUSIC, THE BRONX, SCREAMING FEMALES, THE MENZINGERS and LARRY AND HIS FLASK, performing at Williamsburg Park on Saturday, September 8. Click here for tickets: www.riotfest.org/brooklyn-tickets.
TORONTO: RIOT FEST line-up includes: DECENDENTS, NOFX, F**KED UP, HOT WATER MUSIC, LESS THAN JAKE, ANDREW W.K., THE LAWRENCE ARMS, MOCKINGBIRD WISH ME LUCK, ORGAN THIEVES and JUNIOR BATTLES, performing at Fort York: Garrison Common on Sunday, September 9. Click here for tickets: www.riotfest.org/toronto-tickets.
CHICAGO: RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL 3-Day line-up includes: RISE AGAINST, IGGY & THE STOOGES, ELVIS COSTELLO, THE OFFSPRING, A DAY TO REMEMBER, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, DESCENDENTS, GOGOL BORDELLO, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, DROPKICK MURPHYS, NOFX, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, ALKALINE TRIO, AWOLNATION, THE PROMISE RING, GWAR, AUGUST BURNS RED, FRANK TURNER, BUILT TO SPILL, LESS THAN JAKE, REVEREND HORTON HEAT, FISHBONE, NOBUNNY, A WILHELM SCREAM, SCREAMING FEMALES, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, DEALS GONE BAD, WHITE MYSTERY, LARRY AND HIS FLASK, THE STORY SO FAR, JAPANTHER; a reunited CHIODOS (original line-up) as well as a reunion for SLAPSTICK. RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL is set for Friday, September 14 at Congress Theater, as well as Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th in Humboldt Park. Click here for tickets: http://www.riotfest.org/chicago.
DALLAS: RIOT FEST line-up includes: RISE AGAINST, DESCENDENTS, NOFX, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, LESS THAN JAKE, ANDREW W.K., THE SWORD, MUNICIPAL WASTE, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, MESSENGERS, THE NEWS CAN WAIT, FEVER DREAMER, MOUTH OF THE SOUTH, THE AMERICAN HEIST, VENOMUS MANSIONS and NOT IN THE FACE performing at Gexa Energy Pavilion, one-day only on September 22 . Click here for tickets: www.riotfest.org/dallas-tickets.