Riot Fest has announced their initial 2018 lineup. For this year’s Chicago original Chicago edition of Riot Fest (it has since expanded to Denver and Toronto), Douglas Park will transform into a punk rock and beyond concert haven from September 14th through 16th. This year’s lineup is topped by Blink-182, Beck, and a third headliner TBA.
There will also be performances from Incubus, Young the Giant, Interpol, Blondie, Alkaline Trio, Father John Misty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dropkick Murphys, Bleachers, Atmosphere, Flogging Molly, Cypress Hill, Bad Religion, Underoath, Matt and Kim, the Jesus Lizard, Sum 41, and Julian Casablancas & the Voidz.
Riot Fest’s initial lineup is rounded out by the Front Bottoms, Twin Peaks, K.Flay, Suicidal Tendencies, Bullet For My Valentine, Clutch, the Wonder Years, Digable Planets, Liz Phair, Cat Power, Gary Numan, Killing Joke, Hot Snakes, Wolfmother, Moose Blood, SWMRS, Johnny Marr, Superchunk, JD McPherson, Reignwolf, Lagwagon, Pussy Riot, FEAR, Andrew W.K., GWAR, the Aquabats, Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers, Face to Face, the Exploited, the Bouncing Souls, Dillinger Four, Conflict, Piebald, Adolescents, the Avengers, Cobra Skulls, HEALTH, Calpurnia, Kevin Devine, the Frights, the Districts, Arkells, the Audition, Spitalfield, Flor, Speedy Ortiz, Bully, Lower Class Brats, Total Chaos, the Fever 333, Direct Hit!, Mom Jeans., Mannequin Pussy, Pronoun, Beach Goons, the Bombpops, Badflower, Save Face, Super Whatevr, Beach Bunny, No Small Children, featuring Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue.
The second wave of artists is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Information about Chicago’s Riot Fest can be found here. Check out the full lineup below.