Riot Fest 2017 lineup: NIN, QOTSA, New Order, Paramore, MIA, Wu-Tang, TVOTR, more
In addition to a Jawbreaker reunion, the 2017 Riot Fest Chicago lineup also includes Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, New Order, Paramore (who just announced a new album), Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (of Beastie Boys) DJ set, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, TV on the Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr, Bad Brains, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, Built to Spill, X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Say Anything, Dead Cross (members of Slayer, Faith No More, and The Locust), Minus the Bear, The Menzingers, Liars, GWAR, Buzzcocks, GBH, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, Andrew WK, Fishbone, Beach Slang, The Cribs, that dog., The Hotelier, Saul Williams, Alice Bag, Downtown Boys, and more, plus over 25 more acts TBA. What a lineup!
UPDATE: Dinosaur Jr, Built to Spill, that dog., The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Fishbone, The Lawrence Arms and more are playing classic albums in full at the fest.
Riot Fest Chicago happens September 15-17, and tickets go on sale today (4/19) at noon Central.
Chicago is the only Riot Fest happening this year, no Denver.
Nine Inch Nails are playing a few other festivals this year, including NYC’s Panorama. Queens of the Stone Age have slowly been announcing tour dates and recently confirmed a new album. New Order just played Radio City and Coachella. that dog. first reunited in 2011/2012 and they’re back at it with more shows and their first album in two decades.
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Riot Fest — 2017 Lineup
Nine Inch Nails (headlining Friday)
Queens of the Stone Age (headlining Saturday)
Jawbreaker (headlining Sunday)
Prophets of Rage
Mike D (DJ Set)
A Day To Remember
Taking Back Sunday
TV on the Radio
New Found Glory
Death From Above 1979
Built to Spill
The Lawrence Arms
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Minus the Bear
Hot Water Music
The Story So Far
Four Year Strong
Sleep On It
The Smith Street Band
and featuring Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue
plus 25+ more artists to be announced