Posted in music | tour dates on May 6, 2014

Riot Fest

Riot Fest is happening in Toronto, Chicago and Denver again this year, and the lineup for Toronto was just announced. It happens on September 6 & 7 and features The National, Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Death Cab for Cutie, Death From Above 1979, Brand New, Paul Weller, Stars, Metric, The Head and the Heart, Tokyo Police Club, The New Pornographers, Taking Back Sunday, Afghan Whigs, Alkaline Trio, Glassjaw, Bob Mould, Thurston Moore, Buzzcocks, Clutch, Manchester Orchestra, Lucero, Title Fight and many more. Full initial lineup below. Tickets go on sale Saturday (5/10) at 10 AM.

As mentioned on BV Chicago, the Chicago fest happens from September 12-14 this year, and Denver from September 19-21. Stay tuned for those lineups.

Full initial Toronto lineup below...


Riot Fest Toronto -- 2014 Lineup (More TBA)
City and Colour
The National
Billy Talent
Rise Against
The Flaming Lips
Social Distortion
Death Cab for Cutie
Death From Above 1979
Brand New
Paul Weller
The Head and the Heart
Dropkick Murphys
Die Antwoord
Tokyo Police Club
The New Pornographers
Bring Me the Horizon
Taking Back Sunday
The Afghan Whigs
Alkaline Trio
Bob Mould
Thurston Moore
New Found Glory
Circa Survive
Manchester Orchestra
Title Fight
Bad Suns
The Hotelier
Laura Stevenson
The Beaches
Say Yes
Little Big League



Comments (20)

city and colour? who are they?

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 9:33 AM

This festival is like, half really good and half complete garbage. I can't imagine being at a festival with people excited to see Billy Talent and awolnation.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 9:35 AM

9:35 just described 95% of festivals in the US

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 9:37 AM

9:35 just described 100 percent of festivals

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 9:41 AM

not a great lineup, but exponentially better than any of this summer's festivals. ACL, Gov's Ball, Bonaroo, Lollapalooza... all garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 9:41 AM

I might even be in Toronto then for other reasons, but Thurston Moore likely won't do any SY songs, The New Pornographers are unlikely to have their best singer with them (Neko Case, whose solo career thrives), & there's no Mazzy Star or Dum Dum Girls in the lineup! Pass.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 9:45 AM

I thought Riot Fest was a punk fest? LOL FLAMING LIPS. Lots of shite bands on this and some bands I'd be excited about if this was 2000. Buzzcocks, Social D, Bob Mould and Bob Weller sound good to me but no enough to make the trek up there eh. Hopefully this means Buzzcocks swing by and do east coast dates around this.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 9:55 AM

^Who is Bob Weller?

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 9:58 AM

Paul Mould's cousin I believe. He's one of the TBA.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 10:05 AM

no Grimes ?

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 10:11 AM

i smoked pot with johnny hopkins

it was johnny hopkins and sloan kettering and they were blazin that sh1t all day

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 10:16 AM

I am old. I remember seeing the Buzzcocks at Maxwell's twice in the late 90s/early 2000s.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 10:17 AM

This was much better last year when it was a punk festival...

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 10:43 AM

Isn't it ironic that the National are playing a festival called Riot Fest? Uh oh, some people are actually starting to Riot, let's put them to sleep with the National songs.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 12:49 PM

Last year's Toronto riotfest was 1 stage, 8 bands, it wasn't much of a festival tbh, I forget who opened, I got there for Best Coast, Rocket from the Crypt, Dinosaur Jr., Weakerthans, Iggy Poop, and the Replacements. The Chicago riotfest was a much bigger event, 3 days, looks they're going in between for this one, lineup is ok, a lot of secondary bands, bands I wouldn't go out of my way to go to a festival for, but would check out if already at a festival

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 2:42 PM

I'm surprised, this is actually pretty good.

Toronto had a shit lineup last year other than the Mats.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 3:20 PM

Lineup is not awesome, but taken as a whole it is pretty solid

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 3:44 PM

You misspelled Iggy's last name. It's Pop, not Poop.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 6:14 PM

You also spelled Best Coast wrong, it's Best Poop; Rocket from the Crypt is correctly spelled Rocket from the Poop, and Dinosaur Jr. should read Dinosaur Poop.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 6:34 PM

Does anyone know how this park is? seems far out of the way and not near any metro -__-

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2014 7:33 PM

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