RIOT FEST–the music festival which celebrates rock, indie, punk and underground artists from every era–has announced the line-ups and venues for the after-parties for the Chicago festival (see full line-ups below). The official on-sale begins today, August 21 with a limited number of single-day tickets available. All after-parties are open to 3-day pass holders (subject to capacity).
This year’s after-parties continue a long-standing tradition unique to RIOT FEST. “Our after-parties during Riot Fest are solely designed for fans,” explains Riot Fest founder Michael Petryshyn. “Whether it’s NOFX bringing down the Congress Theater like they did a few years ago or Alkaline Trio playing a small room for their hometown Chicago fans, these afters are a big thank you to everyone who’s been there since we started.”
2012 is a big year for the festival, which continues to grow and marks the eighth installment of RIOT FEST’s flagship event in Chicago, as well as new stops in Brooklyn, NY (Saturday, September 8 at Williamsburg Park) Toronto, ON (Sunday, September 9, Fort York at Garrison Common) and Dallas, TX (Saturday, September 22 at Gexa Energy Pavilion). Also new for 2012: the music festival is expanding to a three-day event in Chicago and launching the festival outdoors in beautiful Humboldt Park on September 15-16.
Michael Petryshyn explains the diversity and wide-appeal of RIOT FEST artists: “We handpick all of the artists from openers to headliners. Iggy and The Stooges, Elvis Costello, Rise Against, Descendents–each bill represents who we are. Every band on here from Dropkick Murphys to A Day to Remember, all the way to The Jesus and Mary Chain and Gogol Bordello, represents a unique aspect of what Riot Fest was, is and will continue to be in the future. It’s a key goal for us to attract fans of every generation, otherwise you risk being stagnant.” The three-day festival features artists well-known for their powerful live performances including: Rise Against, Iggy and the Stooges, Elvis Costello, Descendents, Dropkick Murphys, Coheed and Cambria, Alkaline Trio, The Jesus and Mary Chain The Gaslight Anthem, Andrew W.K. (full band), Minus The Bear, Frank Turner, A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, NOFX, Neon Trees, Dead Sara, Imagine Dragons, as well as new additions Cursive and Of Mice And Men, plus many more (see full lineups below). Flanked by a handful of hip neighborhoods including Wicker Park and the Division Street corridor, Humboldt Park will feature three main music stages, thrilling rides, games, vendors and gourmet food trucks on the park grounds with stunning views of downtown Chicago.
The 2012 RIOT FEST after-party line-ups for Chicago are as follows:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
ALKALINE TRIO, BRENDAN KELLY
Empty Bottle: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/156187?utm_medium=bks
Cobra Lounge: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/156189?utm_medium=bks
NAKED RAYGUN, DAN VAPID AND THE CHEATS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
NOFX, THE ADICTS, THE CASUALTIES, THE DICKIES
Congress Theater: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/156239?utm_medium=bks
Cobra Lounge: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/156201?utm_medium=bks
The 2012 RIOT FEST day-by-day line-ups are as follows per each city:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 at Williamsburg Park-BROOKLYN: GOGOL BORDELLO, DESCENDENTS, HOT WATER MUSIC, THE BRONX, SCREAMING FEMALES, THE MENZINGERS, LARRY AND HIS FLASK.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 at Fort York Garrison Common-TORONTO: 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.
*FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 at Congress Theater-CHICAGO: THE OFFSPRING; NEON TREES; PEGBOY; DEAD SARA. *SOLD OUT.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 in Humboldt Park-CHICAGO: RISE AGAINST, DESCENDENTS, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, DROPKICK MURPHYS, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, SLAPSTICK, HOT WATER MUSIC, ANDREW W.K., MINUS THE BEAR, GWAR, CURSIVE, OF MICE AND MEN, AUGUST BURNS RED, FRANK TURNER, THE ADICTS, NOBUNNY, A WHILHELM SCREAM, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, SCREAMING FEAMALES, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, DEALS GONE BAD, LARRY AND HIS FLASK, THE STORY SO FAR, ENVIRONMENTAL ENCROACHMENT, FIREWORKS and more to be announced.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 in Humboldt Park-CHICAGO: IGGY AND THE STOOGES, ELVIS COSTELLO, A DAY TO REMEMBER, GOGOL BORDELLO, NOFX, ALKALINE TRIO, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, AWOLNATION, THE PROMIS RING, CHIODOS, LESS THAN JAKE, BUILT TO SPILL, IMAGINE DRAGONS, REVEREND HORTON HEAT, FISHBONE, SCREAMING FEMALES, WHITE MYSTERY, THE HENRY CLAY PEOPLE, SISTER CRAYON, JAPANTHER, THE INFECTED, ENVIRONMENTAL ENCROACHMENT and more to be announced.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 at Gexa Energy Pavilion-DALLAS, TX: 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 MAXIMUS and NOT IN THE FACE.
RIOT FEST 2012 dates:
DATE CITY VENUE
Sat 9/8 Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg Park
Sun 9/9 Toronto, ON Fort York at Garrison Common
Fri 9/14 Chicago, IL Congress Theater
Sat 9/15 Chicago, IL Humboldt Park
Sun 9/16 Chicago, IL Humboldt Park
Sat 9/22 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
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