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Riot Fest music festival

Put on your favorite punk rock T-shirt and join the end-of-the-summer celebration at Riot Fest

Emma Krupp
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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, hip-hop and punk. This year, My Chemical Romance, The Original Misfits and Nine Inch Nails headline the event, with appearances from Alkaline Trio, Bauhaus, Ice Cube and tons of other nostalgia-inducing acts. Keep an eye out for even more information about Riot Fest 2022.

RECOMMENDED: See more of Chicago’s best summer festivals 

When is Riot Fest 2022?

Riot Fest occurs from September 16–8, 2022. 

Where is Riot Fest 2022?

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 2022?

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 2022?

Go to Time Out's ticket page or the festival’s official website to buy tickets for single days and the whole weekend.

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