Riot Fest Blog Series

2019 Festival Blog Series

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Riot Fest brings a mix of punk, rock, and several other genres of live music to the stage for thousands of fans each summer in Chicago. It all began back in 2005 with the tagline “The Largest Punk Fest in North America!” Today, Riot Fest has grown to encompass three days worth of bands that take over Douglas Park – with the added bonus of carnival rides and vendors to really round out that festival experience!

In our Guide to Riot Fest Music Festival we’ll outline everything there is to know about the festival and touch base on tickets, lineup, parking, and more!

The Complete Guide to Riot FEST Music Festival


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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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General Admission Tickets Riot Fest

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 ...
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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 ...
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The 2019 Riot Fest Lineup

The lineup for Riot Fest 2019 has finally been announced and it’s even better than we expected! With an array of bands ranging from your more mainstream pop-punk to serious ...
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Riot Fest Lineup History

Riot Fest: A History of Lineups

Riot Fest brings a mix of punk, rock, and several other genres of live music to the stage for thousands of fans each summer in Chicago. It all began back ...
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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 ...
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