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. Weezer, Beck, Blondie, Elvis Costello, Alkaline Trio, Run the Jewels and Father John Misty top this year's eclectic bill (which also includes Andrew W.K. and GWAR, obviously). Check out the latest updates on Riot Fest 2018 as well as photos and reviews from previous events.
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When is Riot Fest 2018?
Riot Fest occurs from September 14–16, 2018.
Where is Riot Fest 2018?
For the second year in a row, Riot Fest will take place in Douglas Park on Chicago's West Side.
How do I get to Riot Fest 2018?
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.