Riot Fest is just under a month away and we're already itching to make the trip to Douglas Park and catch sets by the festival's must-see acts. Today, we got a look at the list of official aftershows, which will take place at Double Door, Bottom Lounge, Cobra Lounge, Concord Music Hall and House of Blues. Highlights of the post-fest schedule include hardcore legends Drive Like Jehu at Bottom Lounge (Sept 11) and local punk legends Alkaline Trio and Naked Raygun at Concord Music Hall (Sept 13).
Organizers also released a festival map, confirming that the event will take over the portion of Douglas Park south of Ogden Avenue. Riot Fest is setting up eight stages, plenty of carnival rides, a mini golf course and some "Super VIP" viewing areas—hopefully the new footprint will remedy the bottlenecks that plagued last year's layout in Humboldt Park.
You'll need to act quick if you want to see Taking Back Sunday play an extremely intimate set at Cobra Lounge—tickets for all Riot Fest aftershows go on sale today (Aug 13) at noon. Take a look at the full lineup and the official festival map below.
Thursday, Sept 10
The Academy Is… + Mighty Fox @ Double Door, 8pm ($40, advance $35)
Friday, Sept 11
Drive Like Jehu + The Poison Arrows @ Bottom Lounge, 10pm ($30, advance $27)
Taking Back Sunday @ Cobra Lounge, 11pm ($60, advance $49.98)
Government Issue + Flatfoot 56 @ Double Door, 11pm ($25, advance $20)
Saturday, Sept 12
Alexisonfire @ Bottom Lounge, 11pm ($45, advance $39.98)
Babes in Toyland @ Cobra Lounge, 11pm ($35, advance $29.98)
Thrice + CHON + Superheaven @ Concord Music Hall, 10:30pm ($34, advance $29.98)
Atreyu + Every Time I Die @ Double Door, 11pm ($40, advance $30)
Sunday, Sept 13
Swervedriver + Speedy Ortiz + Foxing @ Bottom Lounge, 10:30pm ($26, advance $20)
The Dead Milkmen @ Cobra Lounge, 11pm ($35, advance $29.98)
Alkaline Trio + Naked Raygun @ Concord Music Hall, 10:30pm ($34, advance $29.98)
The Damned + Twin River @ Double Door, 11pm ($30, advance $24.98)
Rancid + The Interrupters @ House of Blues, 11pm ($32.48)