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2015 Riot Fest

2015 Riot Fest

August 28, 2015 - September 20, 2015
August 28, 2015 - September 20, 2015
Chicago, Denver and Toronto
Chicago, Denver and Toronto


Riot Fest (also known as Riot Fest & Carnival) is a multi-day music festival. Riot Fest specializes in rock, punk, alternative rock, and hip hop. Riot Fest is known for booking reunions, guest performances, and full album performances.[1] First started as a multi-venue festival in Chicago in 2005, Riot Fest has since expanded to Denver and Toronto.


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Performing Bands81

Top Albums by Performing Bands113

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Panel Moderators2


Downsview Park
Downsview Park (French: Parc Downsview) is a federally owned and managed park located in the Downsview area of North York, Toronto. The park was first home to de Havilland Canada, an aircraft manufacturer, and later was a Canadian Forces Base. In 1999, the Canadian federal government declared it as "Canada's first urban national park." As of 2014, little development took place, and the park remains mostly untouched.


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News Articles11

Riot Fest Returns to National Western Complex with Higher Prices
Dener Westward  –  November 24, 2015
And the people were great to work with," says Heather West of Western Publicity, PR for Riot Fest. Though the venue will remain the same, fans will notice one significant change: ticket price. In 2015, three-day passes started at $69.98, but this year the ...
Riot Fest Returns To Douglas Park And Early Bird Tix Go On Sale Today
Chicagoist  –  November 24, 2015
Looks like Riot Fest is staying put in their new home for 2016. The three-day music fest made a contentious move out of Humboldt Park at the behest of the local alderman and oppositional community groups earlier this year. They relocated to Douglas Park ...
Riot Fest returns to Denver in 2016
Hey Reverb  –  November 23, 2015
Don’t fret, Denver: Riot Fest 2016 is happening. The festival announced today that it will be returning to Denver’s National Western Complex on September 2-4. The news comes as a relief for fans of the punk-inflected festival. Over the last several ...
Riot Fest 2015 Day One
Examiner  –  September 15, 2015
Riot Fest had a bit of a rough go of it this year, first with having to find a new home when some halfwit alderman decided he didn't like the fest being in "his park" anymore despite the good that the fest did for the community the past few years and then ...
Riot Fest 2015: Sunday
The DePaulia  –  September 14, 2015
After two days of rain and mud, the final day of Riot Fest was a beautiful day. But even with the best weather, it was arguably the day with one of the weakest lineups. But Snoop Dogg, even though he was a half hour late, stole the show. After a ...
Riot Fest 2015 day three: Snoop Dogg arrives late, but steals the night
Chicago Tribune  –  September 13, 2015
Sunday is the Riot Fest day to sate those fans of rap and electronic sounds, with the likes of Doomtree, De La Soul, Cypress Hill and Snoop Dogg. Even here, repect for the elders is in full effect, which works as long as the oldsters show them how it's done.
Riot LA Announces 2016 Lineup for Comedy Festival
Paste Magazine  –  December 1, 2015
Riot Fest has announced their initial lineup for their 2016 comedy festival, and it’s already looking like a strong set. The Los Angeles festival will take place from Jan. 29 through 31. Headlining will be recent MST3K cast addition Patton Oswalt ...
Happy, colourful and beautiful pages from the Delhi Queer Pride Parade 2015
India Today  –  December 1, 2015
Also Read: Travelling campus queer film fest comes to Kolkata Apart from the connotation of freedom and celebration attached with the Pride Parade, the event was also in a way organised to demand the repeal of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code ...
Band member: People hid in dressing room during Paris attack
WSB-TV Atlanta  –  November 22, 2015
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2015 file photo, Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal performs at Riot Fest & Carnival in Douglas Park in Chicago. Band members Hughes and Joshua Homme told VICE on Friday, Nov. 20, that several people hid in their dressing room ...
Band members speak out after Paris attacks
abc27  –  November 21, 2015
11, 2015 file photo, Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal performs at Riot Fest & Carnival in Douglas Park in Chicago. Band members Hughes and Joshua Homme told VICE on Friday, Nov. 20, that several people hid in their dressing room during the deadly ...
Eagles of Death Metal is safe, 'horrified' by Paris attacks
Odessa American  –  November 18, 2015
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2015 file photo, Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal performs at Riot Fest & Carnival in Douglas Park in Chicago. Hughes was scheduled to perform, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, with the band at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where ...

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