Will you be heading out to Riot Fest 2013? If you are, the festival’s initial lineup is now available, and it’s definitely varied.
Among some of the first acts announced for the punk rock-leaning show are Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, Blondie, Public Enemy, Guided By Voices, Gwar, and Taking Back Sunday.
Riot Fest 2013 is hosted from September 13 through September 15 and takes place in Humboldt Park.
The main poster for the show features a set of question marks under Fall Out Boy and Blink 182, leaving us to wonder which surprise act will take to the stage.
So far, more than 60 acts have been named for Riot Fest.
Founded in 2005, Riot Fest has become a traveling festival that has setup camp in various cities including Philly, Brooklyn, Toronto, and most recently in Dallas for the 2012 show.
Unlike other festivals, Riot Fest is a city-wide event in which multiple venues are used to host a large number of acts. This year, the show will take place in Chicago’s Humboldt Park and is said to eclipse Riot Fest events of the past.
In some cases, the event will be the only chance fans have for seeing groups they love. Guided by Voices will make its sole 2013 appearance at Riot Fest 2013. Recently reunited band Quicksand will also make one of only several appearance for 2013.
With the musical festival occurring in Chicago several local bands will join the fray. Chicago groups participating in the shows are The Smoking Popes, White Mystery, Twin Peaks, and Maps and Atlases.
Tickets are $23 per day while a three day pass is $99.98.
Will you be heading to Chicago for Riot Fest 2013? Which groups do you want to see the most based on the current lineup?