''It’s on! Riot Fest will return to Chicago’s Douglas Park this September and organizers have revealed more than 70 artists, including all three headliners, that will take part in this year’s festivities.
Nine Inch Nails will headline the Friday date (Sept. 15), with Queens of the Stone Age atop the Saturday (Sept. 16) bill and an exclusive reunion of punk legends Jawbreaker closing out the festival on Sunday (Sept. 17). Other specialty performances during the weekend include a 40th anniversary set by punk hardcore icons Bad Brains and a DJ set from Beastie Boys‘ Mike D.' via Loudwire
Bands Include Prophets of Rage, A Day to Remember, Taking Back Sunday, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, Pennywise, X, Mayday Parade, Dead Cross, GWAR, Andrew W.K., Buzzcocks, Fishbone, The Orwells, Four Year Strong and Nothing More, among others. This “first wave” announcement also features such acts as New Order, Paramore, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Gogol Bordello, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV on the Radio, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, Fidlar, Peaches, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Cribs and many more.