The annual Chicago festival Riot Fest has just released its initial 2018 lineup. It includes Blondie, Father John Misty, Beck, the Voidz, Elvis Costello, Interpol, Dropkick Murphys, the Jesus Lizard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Liz Phair, Blink-182, and more. This year’s event will take place at Chicago’s historic Douglas Park and go from September 14 to 16, 2018.
This is only the first wave lineup— more headliners and other artists will be revealed soon, as well as special performances of full albums. View the full initial lineup below.
Featuring: Blink-182, Beck, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Incubus, Young the Giant, Interpol, Blondie, Alkaline Trio, Father John Misty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dropkick Murphys, Bleachers, Atmosphere, Flogging Molly, Cypress Hill, Bad Religion, Underoath, Matt and Kim, the Jesus Lizard, Sum 41, the Voidz, the Front Bottoms, Twin Peaks, K.Flay, Suicidal Tendencies, Bullet For My Valentine, Clutch, the Wonder Years, Digable Planets, Liz Phair, Cat Power, Gary Numan, Killing Joke, Hot Snakes, Wolfmother, Moose Blood, SWMRS, Johnny Marr, Superchunk, JD McPherson, Reignwolf, Lagwagon, Pussy Riot, FEAR, Andrew W.K., GWAR, the Aquabats, Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers, Face to Face, the Exploited, the Bouncing Souls, Dillinger Four, Conflict, Piebald, Adolescents, the Avengers, Cobra Skulls, HEALTH, Calpurnia, Kevin Devine, the Frights, the Districts, Arkells, the Audition, Spitalfield, Flor, Speedy Ortiz, Bully, Lower Class Brats, Total Chaos, the Fever 333, Direct Hit!, Mom Jeans., Mannequin Pussy, Pronoun, Beach Goons, the Bombpops, Badflower, Save Face, Super Whatevr, Beach Bunny, No Small Children, featuring Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue, and more to be announced.
About Riot Fest
Founded in 2005, Riot Fest features amazing food vendors, sideshow performers, rides, plenty of beer, and much more. Riot Fest is wholly independent of corporate interests and curated with its fans interests and hearts in mind. In addition to the music, the festival often has quirky, original attractions. Over the years Riot Fest has presented Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling), freak shows, a butter sculpturist, and a snowball fight… as well as a full carnival with games and rides. The fest—staged annually in Chicago by community-minded music fanatics—was named #1 Music Festival by USA Today in 2016.