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The Riot Fest 2023 lineup has been revealed

See who's coming to Douglass Park in September for the annual music festival.

Jeffy Mai
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Jeffy Mai

Festival season is here and one of Chicago’s biggest events, Riot Fest, has just revealed its full lineup.

Taking place at Douglass Park—its home since 2015—from September 15-17, the festival will welcome headliners Foo Fighters and Turnstile on Friday; The Postal Service, Death Cab for Cutie and Queens of the Stone Age on Saturday; and The Cure and The Mars Volta on Sunday. As is tradition, the lineup will feature a variety of rock, punk and emo acts over three days.

Festivalgoers can expect to find the usual host of food and drink vendors on site at Riot Fest, as well as the return of the carnival area, wedding chapel and vintage games courtesy of Logan Arcade. It all adds up to what should be an epic conclusion to Chicago’s festival season, following other big spectacles like Pitchfork Musical Festival and Lollapalooza.

For the Foo Fighters, this will be the first time the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers play in Chicago since the passing of longtime drummer Taylor Hawkins in 2022. The fest serves as a stop on The Postal Service’s 20th anniversary tour of their only album, Give Up. Frontman Ben Gibbad will be working a double shift that evening as he also performs Death Cab for Cutie’s 2003 LP, Transatlanticism. 

Tickets are on sale now via the Riot Fest website. Three-day general admission passes start at $270, while a three-day VIP ticket is $370. Deluxe and Deluxe+ tickets start at $900 and $1,500, respectively.

You can check out the entire Riot Fest lineup below.

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Image: Courtesy of Riot Fest

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