Ted Cantu – Hot Metro Finds: RIOT FEST: The Greatest 3 Day Rock Festival In The World Comes To Chicago

CHICAGO, IL – Are you ready to say goodbye to the Summer? I’m not. I’m not even close to saying goodbye to these beautiful and pleasant days. In fact, I am in denial that the whole thing is coming to an end because I just got wind of this new polar vortex. I just got through last winter and I can tell you that I am not up for another one of those. So here’s what’s what…. If I have to go through another freakin’ polar vortex — in Michigan no less – then I am going to get my butt over to Chicago to rock out with some of the greatest bands in musical history.

I have every intention of wearing myself out and overdoing it. I am going to pack in about 50 acts in three days and maybe more. Hey, I might even go to some after hour parties once I get out of the festival. Oh yeah…. The festival, I got so carried away I didn’t even tell you were I was going.

I’m going to Riot Fest 2014 in Chicago. This year it is going to be in Humboldt Park and it is going to have some of the biggest names in Alternative Rock including The Cure, Janes Addiction, Weezer, Gwar, The Buzzcocks, Stiff Little Fingers, Television, The Flaming Lips, NOFX, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Gogol Bordello, The Murder City Devils, The Picture Books and the list just goes on and on. As sure as I’m standing here I am going to get as many acts in as I can.

This year’s Riot Fest is going to happen in three cities including Chicago, Toronto and Denver. The festival has been around since 2005 and it used to be held inside of selected venues but the number of people have grown over time. Now this festival is an outside event only and this year they even added carnival rides.

JANES ADDICTION
THE CURE
WEEZER
THE FLAMING LIPS
SOCIAL DISTORTION
TEGAN AND SARA
THE OFFSPRING
SAMHAIN
PAUL WELLER
CHEAP TRICK
GOGOL BORDELLO
OF MICE AND MEN
DROP KICK MURPHYS
TELEVISION
SUPERCHUNK
BLUE MEANIES
THE MURER CITY DEVILS
THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES
MUDHONEY
HOT SNAKES
THE DANDY WARHOLS
THE GET UP KIDS
CLUTCH
GWAR
BUZZCOCKS
WE CAME AS ROMANS
ALL
DESCENDANTS
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
ANDREW WK
THE PIZZA UNDERGROUND
7 SECONDS
TITLE FIGHT
THE AMERICAN SCENE
THE CROMBIES
BABY BABY
MY GOLD MASK
CHUMPED
NOFX
PUSSY RIOT
PRIMUS
THE AFGHAN WHIGS
THE NATIONAL
RISE AGAINST
BLACK JOE LEWIS AND THE HONEYBEARS
ANTI FLAG
THE PICTURE BOOKS

 

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