Riot Fest 2016 Reveals First Wave of Performers

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Once again Riot Fest returns to both Chicago and Denver to celebrate all things punk rock, carnivals and rodeos, still too punk to care that those three events are completely unrelated. Since the festival goes for four days in two different cities, there are a ton of bands signed on to play this year, but there are a few overlaps. Both locations still have some acts (hidden with question marks on the poster) that will be revealed later on this summer, and both cities will see headlining performances from Ween, Death Cab for Cutie and the original Misfits. Beyond that, both lineups (shown below) are absolutely jam-packed with cool music, and we’re told fun costumes will abound at both locales, because true punks go to music festivals in sailor costumes and matching Chewbacca snuggies.

Riot Fest is Sept. 2-4 in Denver and Sept. 16-18 in Chicago—you’ll find their respective lineups below. Purchase tickets and find out more here.

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