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Blink-182, Beck, Blondie, Incubus & More To Play Riot Fest 2018
Riot Fest is a punk-rock-rooted festival with a sense of humor. In this year's hilarious teaser video, an interrupting polka band drops not-so-subtle hints as to who this year's Riot Fest performers will be, playing renditions of the headliners' most recognizable songs in a variety of locales from a local radio station to a record store to the Chicago White Sox' Guaranteed Rate Field.
The three-day festival will also feature appearances by Interpol, Matt and Kim, Cypress Hill, Young the Giant, Flogging Molly, Alkaline Trio, Underoath, Bad Religion, Cat Power, and rock and roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis.
Founded in 2005, Riot Fest has become a Chicago summer staple and has also produced festivals in Philadelphia, Dallas, Denver, Toronto, and Brooklyn, N.Y.
Riot Fest 2018 will descend upon Chicago's Douglas Park Sept. 14–16 and tickets are on sale now via the festival's website.