News: Riot Fest Announces 2nd Wave of 2017 Bands

Chicago’s Riot Fest which will take place on September 15-17, 2017 at Douglas Park have released another large list of additional artists for their second wave lineup announcement, highlights include At the Drive-In and Cap’n Jazz, Best Coast and Cockney Rejects.

Below you can find the full list for the second wave to tantalize you even further into heading to Chicago in September.

Riot Fest 2017 Second Wave


At the Drive-In
Cap’n Jazz
Best Coast
Black Pistol Fire
The Casualties
Mad Caddies
Cockney Rejects
Radar State

Like Pacific
Warm Brew
Culture Abuse
Potty Mouth
Skating Polly
Gin Rummy
The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black
Kembra Pfahler

These folks join over 70 artists already announced to play Riot Fest 2017, including headlining performances by genre-breaking artist Nine Inch Nails, desert rock ruffians Queens of the Stone Age and the exclusive reunion of seminal punk rock band Jawbreaker.

Other special artists on the lineup are 80s post-punk pioneers New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, the inimitable M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, a DJ set from Beastie Boys’ Mike D, an exclusive 40th Anniversary set by punk hardcore legends Bad Brains and special appearances by Chicago brethren Ministry and Vic Mensa.

Additionally, several artists have been confirmed to perform their seminal albums in full at Riot Fest 2017:

Dinosaur Jr., The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Built to Spill, Fishbone, Bayside, Mayday Parade, The Lawrence Arms, that dog., plus two more to be announced soon!

The festival will also once again feature a full-scale carnival with rides, games of chance, and of course, the Hellzapoppin’ Sideshow Revue freak show, which will see a much extended footprint from prior years. And to satisfy the refined palates of Riot patrons, there will be over 40 unique and diverse food vendors from which to choose.

Riot Fest Three-Day Passes are on sale now, with General Admission and VIP options via Ticketfly. CLICK HERE to get your tickets now!

Also check out the official Riot Fest links before to see full lineup and details you need. They seem to always have the best details for some reason??!!


onTheWeb: Riot Fest Official | Riot Fest Facebook | Riot Fest Instagram

Follow: @riotfest


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