Weezer, the Cure and Flaming Lips Headline Riot Fest
As we approach the 10th year of the annual music festival, anticipation has been high, especially since the newly reunited Replacements headlined last year. This year’s three fests — in Toronto, Chicago and Denver — are filled with big names.
The Riot Fest & Carnival at Humboldt Park in Chicago runs Sept. 12-14, Riot Fest & Sideshow at May Farms in Denver runs Sept. 19-21 and Riot Fest & Expo at Downsview Park in Toronto runs Sept. 6 and 7.
Riot Fest & Carnival (Chicago)
The Cure, the National, the Flaming Lips, Wu-Tang Clan, Weezer, Jane’s Addiction, Patti Smith, Slayer, Mineral, Mastodon, Samhain (the newly reunited Glenn Danzig band), Kurt Vile & the Violators, Wavves, Andrew W.K., Thurston Moore, Superchunk, the Pizza Underground, Mudhoney, GWAR, Tegan and Sara, Billy Bragg, Paul Weller, the Hotelier, Naked Raygun, Hot Snakes, Cheap Trick, Metric, the Buzzcocks, the Orwells, and others. Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina will also host an open discussion forum.
Riot Fest & Sideshow (Denver)
The Cure, the National, the Flaming Lips, Wu-Tang Clan, Weezer, TV on the Radio, Social Distortion, Dum Dum Girls, Slayer, Bob Mould, Mineral, Big Freedia, the Orwells, Violent Femmes, Die Antwoord, I Am The Avalanche and others.
Riot Fest & Expo (Toronto)
The Cure, the National, the Flaming Lips, Death From Above 1979, the New Pornographers, the Afghan Whigs, Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Mould, Thurston Moore, Paul Weller, Die Antwoord, Tokyo Police Club, Stars, Metric, the Buzzcocks, Hot Snakes, City and Colour, Alkaline Trio and many more.
You can find more info, including tickets, at Riot Fest’s official site.