Riot Fest Announces Initial Lineups for 2015, Feat. Modest Mouse, No Doubt + More
The annual Riot Fest has announced its initial 2015 lineups for all three of its festival sites in Chicago, Denver and Toronto, and they’re just as epic as you’d expect. There will be a diverse range of artists from Modest Mouse to Snoop Dogg, No Doubt to Motorhead, and many more. You’ll even get to see Ice Cube and some special guests performing Straight Outta Compton Remix in its entirety!
The main flagship event in Chicago will take place at a new site this year, Douglas Park, from Sept. 11-13. Residents of the district had fought to revoke the festival’s privileges at its prior Humbolt Park location after seeing the condition it was left in following last year’s event.
You can check out the full lineup for Chicago in the image above, which includes Faith No More, Against Me!, Alkaline Trio, Desaparecidos, Taking Back Sunday, No Doubt, Modest Mouse, Iggy Pop, Tenacious D, Motörhead, Billy Idol, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg (who will perform Doggystyle in its entirety), Echo and the Bunnymen and more artists (including L7’s first U.S. performance in 15 years), some yet-to-be announced. Rancid will also be performing their seminal album, …And Out Come The Wolves, in full.
The Denver leg of the festival will take place at National West Complex from Aug. 28-30. It includes many of the same artists, but also sees performances from the likes of Pixies, Run-DMC and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. You can check out the full lineup in the first image below, or via the official website.
The final Toronto leg, which will take place from Sept. 19-20 at Downsview Park, will also include many of the same artists. Unique lineup additions include Tyler the Creator, Alexisonfire and Wu-Tang Clan. You can also check out the full lineup via the image below, or at the event’s official website.
Tickets for all three festival dates have already been made available, prior to the second wave of bands being announced. As with previous years, there will be a Riot Fest Speaks Stage where artists will be given a platform to speak on current socio-political issues. There will also be a full carnival with rides and games, a miniature golf course and a bunch of other amenities including local food vendors. You can purchase tickets at RiotFest.org.