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RiotFest Denver has added a bunch of bands to their lineup.
Jason Tate on 08/26/14 - 10:29 AM
So much for watching bands play! To celebrate its tenth year in Chicago (Sept. 12-14), Riot Fest organizers have moved the festival to the northern section of Humdoldt Park, with an expanded footprint, more stages and more rides. The full press release is in the replies and you can find me playing mini-golf all weekend next month. Also, tickets are still on sale.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/21/14 - 12:38 PM
Check the replies or head here to see all the after-parties going on in Chicago during Riot Fest weekend (Sept. 12-14). Riot Fest tickets are available on their website.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/14/14 - 10:06 AM
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
Riot Fest has been denied a permit for the 3-day music event in Byers, Colorado.
Riot Fest, which features well known rock and punk acts such as Primus, The Cure, Wu-Tang Clan and Slayer, was scheduled for Sept. 19-21 at May Farms in Byers. It made its first appearance in the state last year, also at May Farms. The festival was expected to attract 17,000 people a day to Byers, a town of just over 1,000 residents located about 40 miles east of Denver.

It's not clear how organizers of the festival will deal with the thousands of fans who have purchased tickets to Riot Fest or whether they will try to find an alternate location in the state.

Riot Fest has posted the following response:...
Jason Tate on 07/11/14 - 12:18 PM
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's Denver line-ups have been released. Check them out in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/18/14 - 06:43 PM
Riot Fest, which will be September 12-14th in Chicago, has announced a slew of new bands for the festival. The list includes AP.net favorites like The Hold Steady, Pity Sex and Say Anything. Head to the replies for the full festival poster.
Blake Solomon on 06/12/14 - 08:54 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
You can watch Brand New's full set from this past weekend's Riot Fest in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 09/18/13 - 12:22 PM
PureVolume has a pretty cool round-up (featuring photos and recaps) of last weekend's Riot Fest in Chicago.
Drew Beringer on 09/17/13 - 04:34 PM
All praise. Riot Fest finally kicks off in Chicago today at 4pm local time, and AP.net will be on site providing coverage each day. Refresh yourself on today's lineup/set times and check out the highly anticipated "food lineup" in the replies (they ripped off the Coachella lineup flier – it's pretty funny). Also, feel free to use this thread as an open discussion for all things Riot Fest today and keep up with our Riot coverage all weekend.
Thomas Nassiff on 09/13/13 - 10:25 AM
PropertyOfZack has posted its "Must See" previews for each day of Riot Fest's upcoming Chicago Festival.
Drew Beringer on 09/11/13 - 02:29 PM
Today we're happy to announce that AP.net and PropertyOfZack will partake in an unofficial post-Riot Fest night at Red Door in Chicago this Friday. The night will feature a playlist chosen by Zack and I, so rest assured that the tunes will be good unless you hate everything we like. You can see all the information on Facebook; our playlist will start at midnight (one hour following Fall Out Boy's set). Since a lot of forum members have been asking about a community meet-up in Chicago, we figured this would be a great time to invite everyone to come together, listen to some good music and hang out following Riot Fest's first day. Hope to see everyone out there! Also: Uber will be offering...
Thomas Nassiff on 09/10/13 - 12:09 PM
Say Anything won't be performing at Riot Fest this year due to a medical issue with an unnamed member of the band. A statement from Max Bemis is below; we send our best wishes along. Riot Fest set times were posted yesterday.
Hey y’all, with one of our members dealing with some pressing and unavoidable medical issues, we regretfully have to pull out of Riot Fest. Suffice to say we are bummed. Our sincere apologies to anyone hoping to see us. Meanwhile, you guys enjoy the great line up at Riot this year and we promise to make it up when we tour our new record in 2014.

Love,
Max
Thomas Nassiff on 09/10/13 - 07:40 AM
Jump to the replies to check out (at long last) the set times for this weekend's Riot Fest in Chicago. Then use the replies to express how happy or devastated you are. Tickets can be bought on Riot Fest's website.
Thomas Nassiff on 09/09/13 - 10:40 AM
PropertyOfZack has posted a new Perspective on how Riot Fest and co-founder Mike Petryshyn went about creating their Chicago lineup. POZ is calling it the "best festival lineup we'll ever see," so you can go ahead and debate that in the replies. Also, tickets are on the Riot website and all of our Riot Fest 2013 coverage is here.
Thomas Nassiff on 09/06/13 - 12:09 PM
We're continuing our coverage of Riot Fest 2013 this week in a slightly oddball way. You won't find a list of things to do or bands to watch in this feature, but instead, we're bringing you something more applicable to your daily life. If you follow @RiotFest on Twitter, you already know that whoever manages their account is an American hero. Couple this with the fact that social media is very serious business these days – no, really, the Internet is super serious – and it only made sense to ask this mystery tweeter to compile a "How To Tweet" clinic for us. Also, remember to pick up your Riot Fest tickets for Chicago and Denver if you haven't yet.
Thomas Nassiff on 09/05/13 - 06:52 AM
After-shows for Riot Fest in Chicago have been announced.

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Drew Beringer on 08/28/13 - 03:37 PM
The Replacements reunited for their first show in 22 years this weekend at Riot Fest in Toronto. It was a pretty big deal. You can check out some videos from the performance in the replies, along with their full setlist. Also, be sure to catch them at Riot Fest in Chicago or Denver, and keep an eye out for our continuing Riot Fest coverage.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/26/13 - 08:32 AM
You can check out a new song from The Dismemberment Plan called "Invisible" in the replies. Uncanney Valley, the band's first album since 2001's Change, is slated for release October 15 via Partisan Records. Also, if you're going to Riot Fest Chicago don't miss the band's set on Sunday.
Chris Collum on 08/22/13 - 10:47 AM
Check out PropertyOfZack's Must See Guide for the first day of this weekend's Riot Fest in Toronto.
Drew Beringer on 08/21/13 - 03:44 PM
Riot Fest 2013 is rolling up into Toronto this weekend (August 24th and 25th) and we decided it would be fun to give away two pairs of two-day passes. Does that excite you? The two day festival will feature acts like The Replacements, A Day To Remember, Every Time I Die, Best Coast, and more. Details on how to win one of the pairs can be found in the replies. If you don't win, don't fret too much - you can still purchase single day tickets.
Drew Beringer on 08/20/13 - 11:25 AM
As part of our continuing Riot Fest coverage, today we've got a 70-song playlist for you featuring the bands performing at the September festival. We used the Chicago lineup to curate our playlist, which can be found on Spotify and Rdio. You can see the tracklisting in the replies and check out the playlist, maybe while you peruse our Riot Fest coverage so far (including our Riot Fest For Dummies guide in case you missed that). Remember, you can pick up tickets on the festival's website.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/18/13 - 10:38 PM
Riot Fest has announced set times for its Toronto event. Check them out in the replies and pick up tickets on their website. Make sure you check out our Riot Fest For Dummies guide if you haven't yet, and keep up with all of our Riot Fest 2013 coverage.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/14/13 - 08:16 AM
Rdio is giving a lucky winner and a friend the chance to make their own once-in-a-lifetime memory by giving away VIP prize experiences including side-stage access, artist meet & greets, and VIP passes to the Riot Fest of their choice (Toronto: August 24, 2013 - August 25, 2013, Chicago: September 13, 2013 - September 15, 2013, or Denver: September 21, 2013 - September 22, 2013). Fans can enter on Rdio’s Facebook page or through Rdio’s Twitter. In the meantime, mosh away to one of three Riot Fest playlists, divided by city for your convenience, and hear what’s in store for what will be one for the record books.
Drew Beringer on 08/12/13 - 01:52 PM
Riot Fest Chicago and Denver are just over a month away (Toronto is even sooner!), and to kick off our coverage of the festival, we're bringing you our "Riot Fest for Dummies" guide. We've basically made a feature that serves to provide a step-by-step process for getting yourself to any of the three Riot Fest destinations. This is nothing that you couldn't find with some online searches, so the value in this guide is the convenience factor. Check it out in the replies and let us know if you're planning on heading out to any of the upcoming Riot weekends.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/11/13 - 08:07 PM
Riot Fest has announced its day-by-day lineups, which can be found in full in the replies. Fall Out Boy are your Friday headliners with Blink-182 on Saturday and The Replacements on Sunday. Also, since you're wondering, Brand New is billed fourth for Sunday (after the Pixies and AFI). Also also, The Wonder Years and Memphis May Fire were added today. Riot Fest tickets are available here.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/24/13 - 10:37 AM
Riot Fest Chicago has added a some bands like Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Pixies, Hostage Calm, Off With Their Heads, Pet Symmetry, Andrew WK and more. Meanwhile, Motorhead, Bad Brains and Attack Attack! had to drop off. Buy tickets here and scope the updated admat in the replies. Our pre-festival coverage will be kicking off soon!
Thomas Nassiff on 07/19/13 - 08:42 AM
Chuck Ragan will be doing a seven show solo tour, in between and including the Riot Fest Chicago on September 15th and Riot Fest Denver on September 22nd. Jamestown Revival will support. Dates are in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 07/16/13 - 02:31 PM
Yesterday we reported that The Replacements would be headlining all three Riot Fest shows this year. Well in addition to that, lineups were announced for both the Denver and Toronto dates of the festival. Head to the replies to check them out and pick up tickets here.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/13/13 - 02:07 PM
That's right people, The Replacements are headlining the Chicago, Toronto and Denver Riot Fest lineups. The shows are the band's first performances in 22 years.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/12/13 - 07:11 PM
Riot Fest recently announced a stellar lineup for the Sept. 13-15 weekend in Chicago, and today they've announced additional dates in Toronto (August 24-25) and Denver (September 21-22). Like the Chicago weekend, AP.net and the rest of AbsoluteVoices will be media sponsors for Riot Fest Toronto and Denver, and we'll be bringing you the lineups for those dates as soon as they're announced! At the moment, we are teaming up with the festival to offer a prize package that includes two VIP tickets to all three festival weekends (including airfare and hotel accommodations) in addition to a bunch of goodies from the AbsoluteVoices sites! Check out details about everything in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/22/13 - 09:01 AM
Riot Fest has announced its stacked 2013 lineup, which features Fall Out Boy, blink-182, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Against Me!, All Time Low, Yellowcard and many more. Check out the admat in the replies. AP.net and the rest of AbsoluteVoices are sponsoring the event, which takes place September 13-15 in Chicago, and you can purchase tickets here!
Thomas Nassiff on 05/15/13 - 08:09 PM
Riot Fest East, scheduled for next week in Philadelphia, has been postponed.
StatementRiot Fest East 2012, scheduled for Thursday, July 19 at Festival Pier in Philadelphia, PA has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Refunds will be available at point of purchase. We are truly sorry for those of you who were planning on coming out. This one hurts, but, a rescheduled show is in the works. More information about the new date will be made available soon.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/13/12 - 07:22 AM
Riot Fest has expanded its festival to a Sept. 8 date in Brooklyn, a Sept. 9 date in Toronto, and a Sept. 22 date in Dallas. The posters for each of the festivals - spoiler alert: they all feature the Descendents and other awesome bands - are in the replies. Tickets will be available on Ticketmaster. Is Riot Fest making a name for itself as the best festival in America?
Thomas Nassiff on 06/12/12 - 09:03 AM
Riot Fest 2012 will take place on September 14-16 at Humboldt Park and Congress Theater in Chicago, IL. In addition to headliners such as Rise Against, Iggy & the Stooges, Elvis Costello, Descendents, Dropkick Murphys and The Offspring, the event is scheduled to be Choidos' first show back with Craig Owens. Check out the poster with the first batch of bands in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/15/12 - 05:55 AM

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