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Photograph: Max HermanPunks, headbangers and rockers unite for the Riot Fest Chicago 2013 music festival on September 15, 2013.

Riot Fest announces complete schedule and set times

Written by
Brent DiCrescenzo

Riot Fest continues to impress. First, it announced the best lineup of all the Chicago summer festivals with acts like the National, the Cure, the Flaming Lips, Tegan & Sara and too many others to name (well, not really, they're all below). Then, the festival nearly quadrupled its size, expanding to take over over Humboldt Park. Today, Riot Fest released its complete schedule and set times.

That's not revolutionary, but unlike Lollapalooza (and even Pitchfork), there seems to be far more thought put into how these acts are bunched. 

A punk fan can park it in front of one stage and get her dose of power-chords. Those who are there just for the indie rock won't have to sit through a ska revival, nor will they have to wander much. The Riot Stage holds all the mainstream, non-punk acts. That's where you can see Jane's Addiction, Die Antwoord, Metric, Patti Smith, etc. On Friday, the Rebel stage is a miniature metal fest. On Sunday, the Radicals stage delivers a bundle of local bands like My Gold Mask and Archie Powell. There's even a little in-joke with putting Samiam and Samhain on the same stage—well, at least I used to confuse those two all the time.

Naturally, with this many bands, there are some conflicts. Superchunk, the Hold Steady and Billy Bragg overlapping sucks. Weezer and the Cure duke it out for my teenage soul. But, hey, this is a massive three-day music festival. It happens. All the more reason to skip the Ferris wheels and haunted house.

Here is the complete schedule.

Friday, September 12

Riot Stage
3-3:30pm: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
4-4:45pm Circa Survive
5:15-6pm Failure
7-7:45pm Gogol Bordello
8:45-10pm Jane's Addiction

Roots Stage
3:30-4pm Title Fight
4:45-5:15pm Stiff Little Fingers
6-7pm NOFX
7:45-8:45pm The Offspring

Rock Stage
4-4:40pm All
5-5:45pm Senses Fail
7:30-8:15pm Murder City Devils
9-10pm Rise Against

Riot Fest Speaks Stage
5:45-7pm Pussy Riot panel

Rebel Stage
4:15-5pm Gwar
5:30-6:15pm Clutch
7-7:45pm Mastodon
8:45-9:45pm Slayer

Rise Stage
5-5:30pm Emarosa
6:15-7pm We Came as Romans
7:45-8:45pm Of Mice & Men

Rev Stage
3-3:30pm Somos
4-4:30pm Plague Vendor
5-5:30pm Hotelier
6-6:30pm From Indian Lakes
7-7:30pm Pianos Become the Teeth
8-8:30pm Pity Sex

The Radicals
3:30-4pm Vamos!
4:30-5pm Baby Baby
5:30-6pm Wounds
6:30-7pm Radkey
7:30-8pm Red City Radio

Saturday, September 13

Riot Stage
12:05-12:35pm Pizza Underground
1:05-1:50pm Orwells
2:30-3:15pm Dandy Warhols
4-4:45pm Die Antwoord
5:30-6:15pm Paul Weller
7:15-8pm Metric
9-10pm The National

Roots Stage
12:35-1:05pm Wavves
1:55-2:40pm Tokyo Police Club
3:15-4pm City & Colour
4:45-5:30pm Afghan Whigs
6:15-7:15pm Wu-Tang Clan
8-9pm Flaming Lips

Rock Stage
12-12:30pm Frank Iero
1-1:45pm RX Bandits
2:15-3pm Streetlight Manifesto
3:30-4:15pm Saosin with Anthony Green
4:45-5:30pm Say Anything
6-6:45pm Dashboard Confessional
7:15-8:15pm The Used
8:45-9:45pm Taking Back Sunday

Rebel Stage
1:10-1:40pm Samiam
2:20-2:50pm Buzzcocks
3:45-4:25pm Face to Face
5:10-5:55pm Me First & the Gimme Gimmes
6:55-7:55pm Cock Sparrer
8:55-9:55pm Samhain

Rise Stage
7:55-8:55pm Descendents
5:55-6:55pm Get Up Kids
4:25-5:10pm Mighty Mighty Bosstones
2:50-3:55pm Television
1:40-2:20pm 7 Seconds
12:25-1:10pm Anti-Flag

Rev Stage
12-12:30pm Picturebooks
1-1:30pm Rose's Pawn Shop
2-2:30pm The Bots
3-3:30pm The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
4-4:30pm Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas
5-5:30pm Lemuria
6-6:30pm Nostalghia
7-7:30pm Skaters
8-8:30pm Citizen

The Radicals
11:45-12:15pm Buffalo Rodeo
12:45-1:15pm Dan Wade
1:45-2:15pm Ex Friends
2:45-3:15pm Broncho
3:45-4:15pm American Scene
4:45-5:15pm Restorations
5:45-6:15pm Crombies
6:45-7:15pm Unlikely Candidates

Sunday, September 14

Riot Stage
1:45-2:15pm Kurt Vile & the Violators
2:55-3:35pm Superchunk
4:30-5:15pm Tegan and Sara
6-6:45pm Patti Smith
7:45-10 pm The Cure

Roots Stage
11:45-12:30pm Menzingers
1-1:45pm Bouncing Souls
2:15-2:55pm Billy Bragg
3:35-4:30pm Naked Raygun
5:15-6pm Dropkick Murphys
6:45-7:45pm Social Distortion

Rock Stage
1:15-1:45pm Only Crime
2:15-3pm Silverstein
3:30-4:15pm La Dispute
4:45-5:30pm: Mineral
6-6:45pm Blue Meanies
7:15-8:15pm New Found Glory
8:45-9:45pm Bring Me the Horizon

Rebel Stage
1:10-1:40pm Front Bottoms
2:10-3pm The Hold Steady
3:45-4:25pm Motion City Soundtrack
5:05-5:55pm Hot Snakes
6:40-7:40pm Cheap Trick
8:40-9:55pm Weezer

Rise Stage
12:40-1:10pm Laura Stevenson
1:40-2:10pm Whigs
3-3:45pmAndrew W.K.
4:20-5:05pm Lucero
5:55-6:40pm Mudhoney
7:40-8:40pm Primus

Rev Stage
12-12:30pm Chumped
1-1:30pm Survay Says!
2-2:30pm Pup
3-3:30pm Tiny Moving Parts
4-4:30pm Cerebral Ballzy
5-5:30pm Dads
6-6:30pm Modern Baseball
7-7:30pm I Am the Avalanche

The Radicals
11:30-12pm Grizzled Mighty
12:30-1pm Mutts
1:30-2pm Team Spirit
2:30-3pm Netherfriends
3:30-4pm Lucki Ecks
4:30-5pm ShowYouSuck
5:30-6pm My Gold Mask
6:30-7 pm In the Valley Below
7:30-8pm Archie Powell & the Exports

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