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Riot Fest 2019 - Sunday
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Riot Fest day 3 pics & review: Patti Smith, Raconteurs, Ride, Bob Mould, Village People, more

Before Bikini Kill's triumphant headlining set, day three Riot Fest attendees were treated to great sets from Patti Smith, The Raconteurs, Ride, Bob Mould, The B-52s, Against Me!, and more...

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Bikini Kill at Riot Fest
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Bikini Kill headlined Riot Fest with their first Chicago show in 20+ years (pics, review)

After finally reuniting for their first shows since the '90s earlier this year, Bikini Kill made a triumphant return to Chicago to headline Riot Fest...

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Riot Fest 2019 - Saturday
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Riot Fest day two pics & review: Anthrax, GWAR, Testament, AVAIL, Turnstile, The Hu, more

Before Slayer wrapped up day two of Riot Fest 2019 with a fire set, the festival hosted tons of other great acts throughout the day...

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Slayer at Riot Fest
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Slayer’s final Chicago show at Riot Fest was straight flames (review, pics, setlist)

Please excuse the cheesy pun, but Slayer's pyro-filled final Chicago show was literally fucking lit.

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Anti-Flag at Riot Fest
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Riot Fest day 1 review & pics: blink-182, Flaming Lips, Descendents, Cock Sparrer, more

The Flaming Lips played 'Yoshimi' in full and covered Daniel Johnston, blink-182 played 'Enema of the State' in full, and we also caught Hot Water Music, Violent Femmes, Anti-Flag, and more...

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The Hu
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catch viral Mongolian folk metal band The Hu on N.A. tour, including Riot Fest

Mongolian folk metal band The Hu begin their first-ever North American headlining tour tonight, release their debut album on Friday, and play Riot Fest's all-metal stage with Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, and GWAR on Saturday...

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Riot Fest 2018 - Sunday
Riot Fest 2018 (more by James Richards IV)
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Riot Fest 2019 set times (Jawbreaker vs blink-182, Slayer vs Bloc Party?)

Also: Bikini Kill vs Taking Back Sunday, Against Me vs Guided by Voices, Flaming Lips vs Rancid vs Glassjaw vs Descendents, and more....

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Riot Fest replaces Die Antwoord with Wu-Tang Clan on 2019 lineup

Of the switch, Riot Fest have only said ”Die Antwoord will no longer be performing at Riot Fest 2019” but the South African group had already been dropped from the 2019 Louder Than Life festival in the days after a video surfaced showing Die Antwoord's Ninja physically attacking Hercules and Love Affair’s Andy Butler in 2012...

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Riot Fest Aftershows
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Riot Fest Aftershows (AVAIL, Taking Back Sunday, Descendents, Against Me!, more)

Dashboard Confessional, Cock Sparrer, Hot Snakes, Lucero, and more are also playing Riot Fest Aftershows.

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Riot Fest 2019 daily lineups revealed, 1-day & 2-day tickets on sale

Headliners include blink-182 (playing 'Enema of the State'), Slayer (final Chicago & Milwaukee show), Bikini Kill, Jawbreaker, The Flaming Lips (playing 'Yoshimi'), and more...

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