Chicago’s Riot Fest is expanding yet again this year, heading to Toronto and Denver and those lineups have been announced, but that’s not even the big news here. Everyone hates surprise headliners including this guy, but when your festival announced that The Replacements are that surprise then it most certainly lives up to the hype. So in order, let’s go over how this is all going down in a few months.
As you can see in the above poster, Riot Fest Toronto is the first of the trio of festivals, going down August 24th-25th at Fort York in Ontario. The Replacements will headline and other cool acts we endorse here at Concert Confessions: Iggy and the Stooges and Dinosaur Jr. And let’s consider the possibility of Iggy coming out to jam with Dinosaur Jr. or J Mascis coming out to jam with the Stooges. Now clean yourself up and let’s talk about Chicago.
At Humboldt Park in Chicago September 13th through 15th Riot Fest will feature the likes of The Replacements, Violent Femmes, Motorhead, Blondie (oddly enough), Bad Religion, Dinosaur Jr., FLAG, Bad Brains, AFI, Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, Bob Mould, GWAR, and everyone’s favorite band to hate- Sublime w/ Rome among other bands noted above in the poster. Moving along
On to Denver, ahhh Denver. Legal pot plus they have tons of awesome bands coming to town September 21st-22nd getting together at May Farms. What bands you ask? Well, there’s The Replacements, Iggy and the Stooges, Rancid, FLAG, AWOLNATION, Bad Religion, The Dismemberment Plan, Blink-182, AFI, and Against Me! just to name a few.
If you’d rather here the news straight from the horses mouth, that’s understandable Just head over to the Official Riot Fest Website by clicking here. That’s where you can get tickets and stuff.