People of Riot Fest

Something everyone always takes note of at music festivals is obviously none other than the people who attend the fest. Riot Fest is no different, and this year, we went out of our way to do a little people-watching. These are the People of Riot Fest, 2021.

Riot Fest 2021 – Saturday in Photos

This year’s Riot Fest was the perfect way to end the summer, and we were lucky enough to attend the entire weekend. On Saturday, we got the pleasure of checking out sets from Citizen, State Champs, Bayside, Vic Mensa and Rise Against. See full galleries of each set below! Citizen Continue Reading

Riot Fest 2021 – Friday in Photos

At this year’s Riot Fest, we got to check out a plethora of artists and bands, both old and new! Friday we got the chance to catch Meet Me at the Altar, Meg Myers, Circa Survive, Thrice, and The Smashing Pumpkins. Check out the full galleries of each set below! Continue Reading

Riot Fest Rewind: Day by Day Recap + Photo Highlights

Thursday Night Preview Party As Riot Fest’s Twitter-er said yesterday…  Remember when I used to joke about “Day 4” of Riot Fest hahaha so funny like some kind of fucking idiot and then Riot Mike decides Riot Fest should be 4 days this year? LOL can’t wait for Day 5 Continue Reading

Riot Fest Celebrates 15 Years of Rebellion

Riot Fest has been a Chicago Music staple for the last 15 years. It’s a festival (and carnival- lest you forget the Hellzapoppin circus’ support and the beautiful Ferris wheel) that attracts all kinds of attendees of all different age groups. There’s an amazing longevity to the punk scene, among Continue Reading

Riot Fest at a Glance: Sunday

Just like that, the weekend was on its final day, Riot Fest on its finale for this year’s festival. The day’s lineup kicked off fun with the likes of Frank Iero and the Future Violents and Village People, and stayed strong throughout the remainder of the afternoon with the likes Continue Reading

Riot Fest at a Glance: Saturday

Saturday, oh, Saturday! The fest was in full swing, everyone knew the drill – sort out set times, coordinate when to buy food, talk themselves into and then out of and then into waiting for an hour to buy a Cheesie’s grilled cheese, the whole shtick. Saturday’s lineup was surreal, Continue Reading

Riot Fest at a Glance: Friday

Riot Fest’s Friday lineup was a smash from beginning to end. With a wildly large crowd, an expansive lineup, and perfect weather, the day could not have gone better. Relive it with our Riot Fest Friday playlist on Spotify, and check out photos below of everyone from Anti-Flag to Dashboard Continue Reading

Riot Fest // Chicago, IL 9.14-9.17

Riot Fest Douglas Park Chicago, IL September 14-17, 2018 Words and Photos by Micki Harris   Consistently each year, Riot Fest is the last hurrah of the Chicago punk’s summer. From all ends of the city, state, country, and even the world, folks convene in Douglas Park, a small neighborhood Continue Reading