What better way to send off summer music festival season than with a weekend of rock, metal and punk? Each September, Riot Fest takes over a section of Douglas Park (conveniently located near one of the city's best breweries) and throws a rock ‘n’ roll carnival complete with tons of bands, sideshow acts, a Ferris wheel and black T-shirt-clad attendees. This year, emo-punk rockers My Chemical Romance are confirmed to headline Saturday, September 12, but we're still waiting on the complete lineup. Check out the latest updates on Riot Fest 2020 as well as photos and reviews from previous events.
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When is Riot Fest 2020?
Riot Fest occurs from September 11–13, 2020.
Where is Riot Fest 2020?
Riot Fest will take place in the southern half of Douglas Park (1401 S Sacramento Dr) on Chicago's West Side.
How do I get to Riot Fest 2020?
The easiest way to get to Riot Fest is to take the Pink Line train to California, which is just a short walk away from the festival's entrance. By bus, the fest is accessible via the 12, 18, 49 and 94 routes. By Metra, the BNSF Western Avenue station is also an option.