North Coast Music Festival bills itself as "Summer's Last Stand," but that is not technically true. The Riot Fest music festival heads outside for its annual celebration on September 16–18, 2016. This year, the festival returns to Douglas Park (conveniently located near one of the city's best breweries) after a successful first year in the new location. Headliners include a reunited lineup of the Misfits, Morrissey, Ween, Death Cab For Cutie and Rob Zombie. Whether you prefer punk rock, indie bands or hip-hop, you'll probably find something worth checking out on the extensive lineup.
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When is Riot Fest 2016?
Riot Fest occurs from September 16–18, 2016.
Where is Riot Fest 2016?
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 2016?
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.
How much are tickets to Riot Fest 2016?
A three-day general admission ticket to Riot Fest will cost you $169.98–$189.98. VIP three-day tickets go for $299.98–$329.98. Prices increase as the festival draws closer, the buying your tickets as soon as possible will save you some money. Single day tickets will go on sale at a later date.
Riot Fest 2016
12 acts you must see at Riot Fest 2016
We narrowed the extensive lineup down to the essentials
Riot Fest 2016 aftershows
See Taking Back Sunday, Bad Religion and more great acts after the fest
Riot Fest 2016 lineup
Morrissey, Ween and Death Cab For Cutie top this year's punk-heavy lineup
The Misfits will reunite at Riot Fest
The legendary punk band is burying the hatchet
Riot Fest will return to Douglas Park in 2016
The festival is planning a triumphant return to its new home
Riot Fest 2015
Riot Fest 2015, Sunday: Faces in the crowd
Modest Mouse and the Prodigy closed out the most beautiful day of the fest
The 5 best things we saw on Sunday at Riot Fest
Beautiful weather and a gorgeous set from Modest Mouse closed out day three
Riot Fest 2015, Saturday: Faces in the crowd
Punks and rockers turned out to see System of a Down and Iggy Pop
5 best things on Saturday at Riot Fest
Meat Wave, a side show, a shirtless Iggy Pop and more of the best stuff from day two
Riot Fest 2015, Friday: Faces in the crowd
No Doubt and Motörhead rocked out in the mud
5 best things on Friday at Riot Fest
Motörhead, great beer and more of the best stuff from day one
13 must-see acts at Riot Fest 2015
Start planning your weekend with our guide to the fest's essential bands