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.

The Menzingers, Taking Back Sunday, Buzzcocks, X, and Say Anything (and more) also have plenty of other tour dates.

Here's a highlights video of last year's fest (which had the "Original Misfits" reunion):

Here's pics from last year:


Riot Fest -- 2017 Lineup
Nine Inch Nails (headlining Friday)
Queens of the Stone Age (headlining Saturday)
Jawbreaker (headlining Sunday)
New Order
Prophets of Rage
Wu-Tang Clan
Mike D (DJ Set)
A Day To Remember
Gogol Bordello
Taking Back Sunday
Vic Mensa
Dirty Heads
TV on the Radio
Dinosaur Jr.
New Found Glory
Death From Above 1979
Bad Brains
Action Bronson
Built to Spill
The Lawrence Arms
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
The Orwells
Say Anything
Mayday Parade
Streetlight Manifesto
Dead Cross
Minus the Bear
The Menzingers
Real Friends
Hot Water Music
Shabazz Palaces
Andrew W.K.
The Story So Far
State Champs
Four Year Strong
Beach Slang
The Cribs
that dog.
Knuckle Puck
The Hotelier
The Flatliners
Saul Williams
Nothing More
Alice Bag
Sleep On It
Downtown Boys
Engine 88
The Smith Street Band
The Regrettes
Kitten Forever
and featuring Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue
plus 25+ more artists to be announced

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