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The Riot Fest 2019 schedule is here, and it’s also on a beer can

Zach Long
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Zach Long

There's no need to continue wondering when acts like GWAR, the Wu-Tang Clan, Bikini Kill and Violent Femmes will take the stage in Douglas Park come September. This morning, Riot Fest revealed the complete schedule for the upcoming three-day weekend of punk rock, hip-hop and heavy metal, which runs from September 13 through 15. You can scope out the full itinerary for each of the event's five stages below and start plotting out all the sets that you can't afford to miss.

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While you can always take screenshots of the schedule, download the Riot Fest app or grab a hard copy on your way into the festival, organizers are offering one more way to keep track of all the bands you can see. Goose Island is introducing a new beer called Riot Fest Sucks Pale Ale in Douglas Park, and the American Pale Ale doesn't just boast a crisp, citrus-forward flavor—it also hides a copy of the Riot Fest schedule under its label. The cans are sure to be a hot commodity (according to a release, they'll be "available for sale in limited quantities") but if you're able to snag one, you probably won't have to plead with your friends to hold your beer.

Fair warning: because the Riot Fest lineup is so stacked this year (it's the event's 15th anniversary, after all), there are some pretty serious schedule conflicts throughout the weekend. Blink-182 and Jawbreaker face off on opposite stages on Friday night, Andrew W.K. goes up against the Wu-Tang Clan on Saturday afternoon and Sunday presents a three-way choice between Bob Mould, American Football and the B-52s. You might as well take a look at the Riot Fest schedule and start making some tough choices.

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