Posted in music | tour dates on May 15, 2012


Riot Fest Chicago 2012 is set to take place in Humboldt Park from September 14-16.

They've just announced their initial lineup of Rise Against, Iggy & the Stooges, The Offspring, Elvis Costello, A Day To Remember, Coheed and Cambria, Gogol Bordello, Descendents, Dropkick Murphys, NOFX, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Gaslight Anthem, Alkaline Trio, Slapstick, Awolnation, The Promise Ring, Chiodos, GWAR, August Burns Red, Frank Turner, Built To Spill, Reverend Horton Heat, Fishbone, No Bunny, A Wilhelm Scream, Screaming Females, Teenage Bottlerocket, Off With Their Heads, Sister Crayon, Deals Gone Bad, White Mystery, Larry and His Flask, The Story So Far, and Japanther. Two and three-day passes are on sale NOW.

Current lineup below...

Rise Against
Iggy & the Stooges
The Offspring
Elvis Costello
A Day To Remember
Coheed and Cambria
Gogol Bordello
Dropkick Murphys
The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Gaslight Anthem
Alkaline Trio
The Promise Ring
August Burns Red
Frank Turner
Built To Spill
Reverend Horton Heat
No Bunny
A Wilhelm Scream
Screaming Females
Teenage Bottlerocket
Off With Their Heads
Sister Crayon
Deals Gone Bad
White Mystery
Larry and His Flask
The Story So Far



  • Karina

    Does anyone know if the lineup is the same for all three days? Or does it change each day?

  • Marc Butler

    Wow look at the complainers blogging there little hearts out.... I think this is an amazing lineup,You've good good rock n roll, great punk and indie and basically at one venue. I am travelling from Saskatchewan, Canada and cant wait. I am a 40 something punk rocker who can appreciate all music and think this is one of the greatest line ups ever! Im sure the ones bitching will not be gracing us with their presence.. I f*%kn love festivals...Great Job and see you there!

  • Lemmy

    What the hell happened to Riot Fest? Did someone make a mistake and post the Lollapalooza lineup where dozens of punk bands are supposed to be?

    The move to Humboldt Park sucks too. The coolest thing about Riot Fest was having the Chicago clubs taken over for a weekend by well-curated punk bookings, so you got to see loads of bands in small rooms with great sound. Did a new promoter take over the festival or something?

  • nukleopatr

    12:01 - I think this year pretty much the whole festival is outdoors in Humboldt Park

  • Anonymous

    I Love Chiodos <33



    love them

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