Fans of modern rock and metal have been underserved by Chicago's summer music festivals, aside from the occasional booking at Lollapalooza or Riot Fest. That will change this summer when the inaugural Chicago Open Air festival brings a lineup of heavy acts to Toyota Park for three days of music, craft beer and cuisine that organizers have deemed "gourmet man food." You should probably bring an appetite for buffalo wings, nachos and other carnivorous creations.
Chicago Open Air occurs from July 15–17, 2016, which is the same weekend as Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park. There's no need to worry about one event cannibalizing the audience of the other—fans of acts like Five Finger Death Punch and Drowning Pool aren't typically Pitchfork's target demographic.
Check out the festival's full lineup below and get ready to join the inevitable mosh pits in Toyota Park this summer.
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Chicago Open Air lineup
Friday, July 15
Rammstein, Chevelle, Ministry, Of Mice & Men, Meshuggah, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Trivium, Carcass, Hatebreed, Periphery, Drowning Pool, Butcher Babies, Through Fire
Saturday, July 16
Disturbed, Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Pop Evil, Gojira, Deafheaven, The Devil Wears Prada, Helmet, Nothing More, Saint Asonia, Miss May I, Beartooth, Silver Snakes, City of the Weak
Sunday, July 17
Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, Killswitch Engage, BABYMETAL, Asking Alexandria, Corrosion of Conformity, letlive., All That Remains, We Came As Romans, Jim Breuer & the Regulators, Upon A Burning Body, Gemini Syndrome