Riot Fest Chicago 2012

September 14-16, 2012

Chicago, IL

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The Scene
For fans of punk, alt rock, and artists you won’t see on other festival lineups, Riot Fest should be on your bucket list. Started as a showcase festival in Chicago in 2005, Riot Fest has transformed into a multi-day outdoor festival and has spawned editions in Toronto and Denver. The original in Chicago’s Humbolt Park remains the best and most solid lineup of the bunch.
Festival Info
Venue: Douglas Park

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2012 Lineup
  • A Day to Remember
  • A Wilhelm Scream
  • Alkaline Trio
  • Andrew W.K.
  • August Burns Red
  • AWOLNATION
  • Built To Spill
  • Chiodos
  • Coheed and Cambria
  • Dead Sara
  • Deals Gone Bad
  • Descendents
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • Elvis Costello & The Imposters
  • Environmental Encroachment
  • Fireworks
  • Fishbone
  • Frank Turner
  • Gogol Bordello
  • GWAR
  • Hot Water Music
  • Iggy And The Stooges
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Japanther
  • Larry And His Flask
  • Less Than Jake
  • Minus the Bear
  • Neon Trees
  • Nobunny
  • NOFX
  • Off With Their Heads
  • Pegboy
  • Reverend Horton Heat
  • Rise Against
  • Screaming Females
  • Sister Crayon
  • Slapstick
  • Teenage Bottlerocket
  • The Adicts
  • The Gaslight Anthem
  • The Henry Clay People
  • The Infected
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain
  • The Offspring
  • The Promise Ring
  • The Story So Far
  • White Mystery