Riot Fest Chicago 2023

September 9, 2012

Toronto, ON

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.
2012 Artist Lineup
  • Andrew WK
  • Descendents
  • Fucked Up
  • Hot Water Music
  • Junior Battles
  • Less Than Jake
  • NOFX
  • Organ Thieves
  • The Lawrence Arms Mockingbird Wish Me Luck