Riot Fest

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Humboldt Park is filled with punks and rockers during Riot Fest Chicago on September 13, 2014.​
Friday September 11 2015 - Sunday September 13 2015
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Relocated to the sprawling Douglas Park on the city's South Side, replete with circus attractions, Riot Fest prides itself on being punk. It's bookings are as diverse as "punk" is difficult to define. There's mall-punk, hardcore, emo, goth, metal, thrash, new-wave, rap, gray-haired indie and sometimes Blondie. This year, No Doubt reunites to top the bill, joined by Modest Mouse, Faith No More, Iggy Pop and... Snoop Dog? Sure, whatever. There's something for every former '90s mallrat.

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Venue name: Douglas Park
Address: 2800 W Roosevelt Rd

Cross street: at California Ave
Opening hours: Daily 6am–11pm
Transport: El stop: Blue to Kedzie-Homan or Western-Forest Park, Pink to California-Cermak. Bus: 18, 52, 94.
Price: $199.98, VIP $299.98
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Monica L

I am dying to go to Riot Fest! The line up is as fantastic as it is diverse. When else in life would I be able to catch Snoop Dogg, Modest Mouse, De La Soul, and the queen and kings of the ska-pop soundtrack to my adolescence, No Doubt?! Riot Fest Denver’s lack of Gwen Stefani has made Chicago win out as the ideal weekend to attend. Angsty acts from my younger days include Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria, but one of my favorites from Gov Ball 2014 will also be in the house: Damian Marley. Cannot wait.