One of North America’s largest punk and rock festivals returns to three major cities in 2015. The Denver edition will take place August 28-30 at National Western Complex, Toronto will be September 19-20 in Downsview Park, and the main event in Chicago will take place at it’s new home in Douglas Park the weekend of September 11-13.
Headlining in Denver will be Modest Mouse, System of a Down, The Prodigy, Snoop Dogg, Iggy Pop, and Pixies. Other notables include Tenacious D, Ice Cube & Special Guests, Run DMC, Rancid, Motörhead, Coheed and Cambria, Drive Like Jehu, Explosions In The Sky, Cypress Hill, Alkaline Trio, Cold War Kids, Anthrax, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, GZA, OK GO, De La Soul, Nada Surf, Andrew W.K., GWAR, The Black Lips, and The Joy Formidable.
Toronto will see Alexisonfire, The Prodigy, Weezer, Wu-Tang Clan, Rancid, and Motörhead headline the two day event. Other highlights include All Time Low, Tyler The Creator, Coheed and Cambria, Atmosphere, Drive Like Jehu, Thrice, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Against Me!, The Joy Formidable, GWAR, Andrew W.K., Fidlar, Doomtree, and more.
Headlining the main festival in Chicago will be No Doubt, System Of A Down, The Prodigy, Modest Mouse, Faith No More, Iggy Pop, and Snoop Dogg. Other acts include Damian Marley, Motörhead, Rancid, Death Grips, Tenacious D, Billy Idol, Ice Cube & Special Guests, Alkaline Trio, Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Drive Like Jehu, Merle Haggard, Slightly Stoopid, Alexisonfire, Thrice, Stephen Marley, The Academy Is…, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Manchester Orchestra, De La Soul, OK GO, Jimmy Cliff, New Politics, Lee Scratch Perry, The Joy Formidable, GWAR, Atreyu, Against Me!, Benjamin Booker, and tons more.
Riot Fest will announce lineup additions for each city in the coming months, including some headliners.
Tickets for each city are on sale now and can be purchased on the festival website here. Be sure to follow Riot Fest on Facebook and Twitter, not for future announcements, but because the festival’s social media is unlike any other festival and quite hilarious at times. See the full lineup for each city below.