Chicago's Riot Fest is scheduled for September 14-16, yet there has been online speculation that the fest is cancelled, with people pointing to the lack of single day tickets for sale, as well as set times and the full schedule still not being announced. Luckily, it is definitely not cancelled.
Organizer Michael Petryshyn told Billboard, "It’s 100% going on. New announcements are coming shortly," before discussing the ongoing preparations for this year's fest: "It’s doing awesome, we’ve never had a down year in Chicago. I think everyone is going to be alleviated shortly."
UPDATE: The first of the promised new announcements has come out: blink-182 are off this year's fest for health reasons, and being replaced by Run the Jewels, Taking Back Sunday, and Weezer. blink-182 will be back to headline Riot Fest 2019.
Another organizer told Billboard: "Please ignore social media rumors, festival is not canceling."
Riot Fest offered ticket deals in the wake of Ticketfly's hacking in May, which took ticketing offline. Organizers told Billboard that period was one of the biggest challenges the festival was faced with.
Bad Religion, Cypress Hill, Digable Planets, Lagwagon, Spitalfield, and Suicidal Tendencies are all performing classic albums in full at Riot Fest this year, and blink-182, Beck, Elvis Costello, Incubus, Interpol, Blondie, Alkaline Trio, Father John Misty, The Jesus Lizard, The Voidz, Clutch, The Wonder Years, Liz Phair, Cat Power, Gary Numan, Killing Joke, Hot Snakes, Johnny Marr, Superchunk, and more are also on the lineup.