Riot Fest 2012 Hits The Road: Philly(PPD), Toronto, Brooklyn & Dallas

As previously reported here at Concert Confessions, Riot Fest in Chicago has a pretty sweet line up and prices.  But fear not, for the festival will lend itself to a few other cities leading up(and past) to the Sept 14th-16th main event at Humboldt Park and the Congress Theatre.

There will be these mini-festivals leading up to Riot Fest (and one following it). 1st one is on July 19th @ Festival Pier at Pen’s Landing in Philly. The lineup offers up Refused, OFF!, The Promise Ring, Hirs, and more (All can be found at the Festival’s Official Website)

Update(As Of 7/13): Riot Fest Philly has been postponed. In a statement released the festival has this to say:  “We are truly sorry for those of you who were planning on coming out. This one hurts, but, a rescheduled show is in the works. More information about the new date will be made available soon.”

Refunds are now available at the point of purchase, and you should hold on to that doe, in case the reschedule sooner rather than later.

Then, a few months later the city this writer used to call home, Brooklyn will get it’s own taste of the festival. “Riot Fest Brooklyn”  will take place on September 8th at Williamsburg Park and some of the highlights there include Descendents, Hot Water Music, Gogol Bordello, The Bronx and  Screaming Females.

September 9th , Riot Fest will take itself to Toronto,  with the home towners Fucked Up leading the way along with Descendents, Hot Water Music, NOFX, and Andrew W.K. at a place called Fort York: Garrison Commons.

September 14th to 16th will be Chicago of course. The full lineup can be found here

Then,  finally on September 22nd, “Riot Fest Dallas” will welcome Rise AgainstDescendents, The Gaslight Anthem, The Sword, Andrew W.K., Fever Dreamer,Less Than Jake,Messengers,Mouth Of The South,Municipal Waste,Not In The Face,Off With Their Heads,Teenage Bottlerocket,The American Heist,The News Can Wait,The Sword,Venomous Maximus  and others to the Gexa Energy Pavilion.

And of course as previously mentioned, you can check out our original post with the full Chicago line up here. Any other inquires about the festival or the mini-festivals, head over to the OFFICIAL RIOT FEST WEBSITE here

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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 at 3:51 pm.
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