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Hotel Options for Riot Fest 2019

So you’re going to Riot Fest this year. Since it’s not one of those music/camping festivals, now you need to plan your accommodation. If you live in Chicago and you can stay in your own place, lucky you! But if you’ll be visiting the Windy City to attend the festival, where should you stay? Should you book a place near the festival for convenience, or are you trying to do a little...

The Riot Fest Experience: What to Expect

Riot Fest is the last true rock and punk festival left in Chicago. You may have heard of that other Chicago music festival, Lollapalooza? Well, the purists claim that it’s moving steadily toward the mainstream pop genre. Riot Fest is left alone as the leader among punk, rock, metal, hardcore, and independent music festivals to cap off summer in Chicago. It’s best known for its live reunions...

Riot Fest 2019 Ticket Options

Riot Fest 2019 is taking place September 13th-15th in Douglas Park, Chicago and it’s the perfect culmination of music festival season. If you’re into this year’s lineup, now is the time to start shopping for tickets to the best punk and rock music festival in the country. This is their 15th anniversary after all, so we’re sure it’s going to be awesome! We’ll break down the Riot...

Food Options at Riot Fest

You’re going to be busy at Riot Fest with this year’s stacked lineup, but you’re also going to need your strength to make it through three days of music-filled partying. So don’t forget to eat! When you’re not stageside watching your favorite bands, take a little timeout to go visit all the Riot Fest food vendors and sample the festival fare. Chicago is a great food city and Riot Fest...

The Riot Fest Carnival and Circus Sideshow

Look, everybody knows that Riot Fest is all about the music – the bands, the chance to see your favorite artist live on stage, meeting a bunch of other fans who really love the same songs as you. But the creators of Riot Fest went above and beyond what a regular music festival offers to give you even more than that! At Riot Fest, when you’re taking a break from the tunes, you can and should...

Riot Fest Parking & Public Transportation

Heading to Riot Fest this September? Well, Chicago is a big city with great public transportation options! (You know what we’re getting at here.) Along with the organizers of Riot Fest, we would strongly urge you to use those public transit options to get to the festival. You’ll save time, money, and the headache of finding a parking spot close to the festival, plus it’s more environmentally...

The 2019 Lollapalooza Lineup – Who’s Performing?

Lollapalooza has come a long way since its 90s days of touring the nation with a lineup of alternative rock and grunge bands. Love or hate the changes they’ve made, this four-day Chicago festival now attracts over 180 bands from every genre imaginable – yes, including plenty of mainstream and pop artists – and more fans than ever. But that’s the beauty of Lolla. Music fans of...

Your 2019 Riot Fest Survival Guide

Music festival days can feel like a marathon. Particularly when you’ve got three days of excellent bands packed in back to back. In the case of Riot Fest, you’ve also got a carnival to bounce around in when you’re not partying stage-side listening to your favorite bands. Plus you’ll have the potential obstacles navigating the festival grounds, the threat of crazy Chicago weather, and, um, the...

The Bathroom Situation at Riot Fest – What to Expect

When you’re planning out your Riot Fest weekend, here’s a topic you might not consider thinking about ahead of time: The bathrooms. Well, porta-potties actually. We’re here to break down the bathroom situation at Riot Fest and give you a bit of advice. You know, just so you’re not surprised by anything when the weekend arrives… Don’t forget to buy your Riot Fest Tickets! TickPick is...

Hotel Options for WE Fest 2019

If you really don’t plan on camping at WE Fest, then yes, you can stay at a hotel and travel back and forth to the festival. While the WE Fest grounds at Soo Pass Ranch are situated somewhat in the middle of nowhere, you can still find accommodation options in the nearby town of Detroit Lakes, including a few local hotels. But remember, you’ll need to act fast because this is a very rural area...

A History of Lollapalooza Lineups & Past Performers

Summer in Chicago is packed with music festivals, but none are bigger than the iconic Lollapalooza. Born in the early 90s, this four-day festival has grown to be one of the most iconic in the country. Over the years, the Lollapalooza lineup has evolved from a decidedly non-mainstream, alternative list of artists into a more all-encompassing, eclectic range of performers.  Whether you think that’s...

Camping Options at WE Fest 2019

We don’t want to say that you have to camp at WE Fest, but we will say this: If you want to have the best time possible and really make the most of your three days at the festival, then yeah, you have to camp at WE Fest! There’s always a party going on and you’ll make new friends while bonding with your old ones. Most importantly, it’s way more convenient to be able to walk to the festival each...

WE Fest 2019 Ticket Options

If you’re a country music fan (or you’d like to get a taste of the scene), you should definitely be checking out WE Fest this summer. It’s the largest country music festival in the US and it features some of the top artists hitting the stage over the course of three days. Set in beautiful Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, you and your friends can camp (or not) and take in tons of epic performances. No...

Woodstock Updates As of 6/11 | How to Get the Cheapest Woodstock Tickets

6/11 UPDATE While those in charge with putting the festival together have been scratching and clawing to do whatever they can to ensure that it can still take place, it’s being reported that Woodstock 50 has now lost its venue in Watkins Glen, who has pulled out. This sadly may be a final death knell for the festival. — Woodstock, the biggest-ever American music festival that was...

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