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Your guide to Riot Fest 2023

Put on your favorite punk rock tee and say goodbye to summer festival season at Riot Fest.

Jeffy Mai
Emma Krupp
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Jeffy Mai
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Emma Krupp

Summer music festival season goes out with a bang every September when Riot Fest takes over a section of Douglass Park for a rollicking weekend of rock, metal, emo and punk. This year, the Foo Fighters, The Postal Service and The Cure headline the event, with appearances from Turnstile, Queens of the Stone Age, The Mars Volta and tons of other nostalgia-inducing acts. Keep reading for even more information about Riot Fest 2023.

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When is Riot Fest 2023?

Riot Fest is happening from September 15–17, 2023.

Where is Riot Fest 2023?

Riot Fest will take place in the southern half of Douglass Park (1401 S Sacramento Dr) on Chicago's West Side.

How do I get to Riot Fest 2023?

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.

Where can I get tickets to Riot Fest 2023?

Go to Time Out's ticket page or the festival’s official website to buy tickets for single days and the whole weekend. Three-day general admission passes start at $300, while a three-day VIP ticket is $430. Deluxe and Deluxe+ tickets start at $950 and $1,500, respectively.

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