After a day full of teaser videos consisting of a polka band playing cover songs, Riot Fest unveiled their first wave lineup for the annual festival in Chicago, IL. The 3-day festival, which returns Sept. 14-16 to Douglas Park and will include performances by Beck, Blink 182, Father John Misty, Interpol, the Jesus Lizard, Liz Phair and Superchunk, as well as rock ‘n’ roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis.
The complete list of Riot Fest bands and artists announced so far is below. Additional artists will be announced at a later date including more headliners and other artists, as well as special performances of full albums.
Adolescents, Alkaline Trio, Andrew W.K., the Aquabats, Arkells, Atmosphere, the Audition, the Avengers, Bad Religion, Badflower, Beach Bunny, Beach Goons, Beck, Bleachers, Blink-182, Blondie, the Bombpops, the Bouncing Souls, Bullet for my Valentine, Bully, Calpurnia, Cat Power, Clutch, Cobra Skulls, Conflict, Cypress Hill.
Digable Planets, Direct Hit!, the Districts, Dropkick Murphys, Elvis Costello, the Exploited, Face to Face, Father John Misty, Fear, the Fever 333, Flogging Molly, Flor, the Frights, the Front Bottoms, Gary Numan, Gwar, HEALTH, Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers, Hot Snakes, Interpol, JD McPherson, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Jesus Lizard, Johnny Marr.
K.Flay, Kevin Devine, Killing Joke, Lagwagon, Liz Phair, Lower Class Brats, Mannequin Pussy, Matt and Kim, Mom Jeans, Moose Blood, No Small Children, Piebald, Pronoun, Pussy Riot, Reignwolf, Save Face, Speedy Ortiz, Spitalfield, Suicidal Tendencies, Sum 41, Superchunk, SWMRS, Total Chaos, Twin Peaks, Underoath, the Wonder Years, Wolfmother, Young The Giant.