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Riot Fest has announced its day-by-day lineup for Chicago (Sept. 12-14); check it out in the replies. Single-day tickets are on sale now as well.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/24/14 - 11:02 AM
Riot Fest's Denver stop (Sept. 19-21) has been moved to Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium after Byers, CO recently denied the festival a permit. The festival will recreate the original May Farms campground aesthetic at the new location and all original tickets will be honored of course (and tickets are still available). They're also giving free passes to all Byers residents who want them and are allowing Byers businesses to set up booths at the festival at no cost. Check out the full press release in the replies, which includes a statement from the festival and details about a new college scholarship initiative. Yay!
Outside of bringing the May Farms aesthetic to the new site,...
Thomas Nassiff on 07/18/14 - 09:24 AM
The Denver Post writes that Riot Fest's Denver stop (scheduled for Sept. 19-21) could be in trouble this year. People from the town where it's held complained at an open house / community forum about noise (one man said he had to close his windows!), drug use, traffic and other "nasty things."
The future of Riot Fest in Colorado, held for the first time in the state last year at May Farms near Byers, remains uncertain as Arapahoe County officials wrestle with whether to allow the event to continue this year. No decision on the event's future was made Tuesday evening.

Those who packed the American Legion Hall in this small, rural town 40 miles east of Denver to address the Arapahoe...
Thomas Nassiff on 07/02/14 - 08:07 AM
Riot Fest is now offering layaway plans for all three of its events in Chicago, Denver and Toronto. This means you can pay for your tickets in three or four-part installments. Check out the details here and if you've missed any news about one of the greatest festivals of the year, find all our updates about Riot Fest here.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/03/14 - 08:16 AM
Ten bands will take part in a new feature at Riot Fest called "10 Years. 10 Essential Albums." The Offspring will play all of Smash in Chicago; Weezer will tackle the entire Blue Album in Chicago and Denver; Descendents will perform Milo Goes To College in Chicago and The Get Up Kids will do Something To Write Home About in Chicago. Those are just a few of the full-album performances, so head to the replies to see the full slate and buy tickets here.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/15/14 - 09:18 AM
Riot Fest will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year in Toronto (Sept. 6-7), Chicago (Sept. 12-14), and Denver (Sept. 19-21). The lineup has been announced and bands include The Cure, Weezer, Rise Against, The National, and more. Check out the full lineups so far for each date in the replies (with more announcements to come) and buy tickets here.
Ryan Gardner on 05/13/14 - 06:00 PM
Tickets for Riot Fest Toronto are on sale now and can be purchased here. The full (awesome) lineup, which was announced last week, is available on their website.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/11/14 - 05:09 PM
City and Colour, The National, Rise Against, Death Cab For Cutie, Billy Talent, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday and a bunch of other bands that you like are going to play Riot Fest 2014 in Toronto on Sept. 6-7. It's an honor to have AP.net sponsoring this festival again, and remember that you can buy tickets here. The full lineup so far is in the replies; more announcements are still expected.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/06/14 - 07:10 AM
Riot Fest has announced each weekend of its 2014 incarnation: It will hit Toronto on Sept. 6-7, Chicago on Sept. 12-14 and Denver on Sept. 19-21. Also, this is the 10th year of Riot Fest.
Riot Fest is back at it again! We’re hard at work putting together three rock & roll carnivals that will hit Toronto, Chicago, and Denver. To kick things off, we’re coming through Toronto September 6 & 7, then on to Chicago to celebrate our 10 year anniversary September 12-14, and wrapping up the party in Denver September 19-21.

With the help of friends and partners at Union Events and Soda Jerk Presents, Toronto and Denver will feature an expanded footprint with more carnival rides and...
Thomas Nassiff on 04/17/14 - 11:39 AM
Early bird tickets for Riot Fest 2014 are now on sale.
Jason Tate on 11/27/13 - 01:15 PM
In probably the best use of Black Friday week ever, Riot Fest is offering $70 three-day passes to its 2014 festival, which will take place Sept. 12-14 in Chicago. The festival, which AbsoluteVoices sponsored last year, is promising to go bigger than ever as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. More info can be found on their website.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/26/13 - 08:14 AM

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