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Riot Fest 2019: Blink-182, Bikini Kill, Slayer & More To Celebrate 15th Anniversary
Since 2005, Riot Fest has grown from a basement to a three-day don't-miss event of the summer for fiesty fans of all types of punk, rock, hip-hop, metal, alternative and more. Today, 15 years and 1,500+ bands later, the lineup for Riot Fest 2019 arrives, an electrifying mix of iconic and emerging bands, special album performances, tributes and farewells. Check out the impressive linup below.
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Last year, Blink-182 were forced to cancel its Riot Fest appearance due to health issues, but they return triumphantly in 2019, leading the bill alongsite top-liners Bikini Kill, who recently reunited, The Raconteurs, who make their first Riot appearance in 11 years, as well as Rise Against, The Flaming Lips, Bloc Party, Patti Smith, and Slayer, who will be performing their final Chicago show.
The B-52s will also be playing their final Chicago show, joining the bill with Jawbreaker, Ween, Die Antwoord and more, showing Riot's range.
Tickets for the three-day festival, set for Spetember 13-15 in Chicago's Douglas Park, are available via Eventbrite.