Blink-182, Beck, Elvis Costello Among Riot Fest Headliners

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Entering its 14th year, Chicago’s Riot Fest unveiled its first wave of artists making the trip to Chicago for the three-day music fest.  The incredibly long list has something for everyone, ranging from the Dropkick Murphys to Jerry Lee Lewis.

Planned for Sept. 14-16 at Chicago’s Douglas Park, Riot Fest will welcome Blink-182, Beck, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Incubus, Interpol, Blondie, Father John Misty, Young The Giant, Alkaline Trio, The Jesus Lizard and many, many more.

Diving deeply into the lineup shows Riot Fest will also receive a return visit from Russian activist group / art collective Pussy Riot, which hosted a panel on music and protest with Henry Rollins at the festival’s 2014 weekend.  Riot Fest organizers promise a performance from the group during this year’s mega-party.

Other lineup notables include Gary Numan, Cat Power, The Wonder Years, Digable Planets, Speedy Ortiz, and Superchunk.

Three-day passes, including three tiers of upgraded VIP options as well as standard general admission, are available now.

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