There may have been social media doubt that it would ever get off the ground, but the 2018 incarnation of Riot Fest kicked off Friday without a hitch under sunny skies and packed crowds at Douglas Park in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, September 14, 2018.
Weezer headlined day one of the festival with a set that included classic fan favorites like “Undone” and “El Scorcho,” as well as their internet-inspired cover of Toto’s “Africa,” and a cover of blink-182’s “All The Small Things” in honor of the band’s absence; plus Speedy Ortiz, Direct Hit, Liz Phair, K. Flay, Matt & Kim, Flogging Molly, Taking Back Sunday, Bleachers, Young the Giant, Dropkick Murphys and many more.
Riot Fest returned for its fourteenth year this past weekend. Taking over Douglas Park in Chicago, the music festival featured Taking Back Sunday, Weezer, the Front Bottoms, Matt and Kim, Pussy Riot, Interpol, Alkaline Trio, Calpurnia, […]
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, […]