Published Jun 12, 2013Last year, Riot Fest staged an inaugural Toronto edition that brought out the likes of Fucked Up, NOFX and the Descendents. Organizers are now doubling the fun by making the event a two-day affair, with big timers like Iggy & the Stooges, the Weakerthans and — perhaps the biggest draw of all — the reunited Replacements set to appear at the Toronto festival.
Following a reunion earlier this year, this will mark the Replacements' first show in over two decades, as they haven't played a gig since July 4, 1991, in Chicago. Along with appearing at the Toronto edition of the fest, the Replacements will play Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver. The reunion shows will feature Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson, backed by a yet-to-be-announced lineup.
The first night of the Toronto edition takes place August 24 at Fort York and will feature performances from Every Time I Die, Grade, A Day to Remember, Pierce the Veil, Mayday Parade, the Ghost Inside, Structures and Real Friends.
The following night at Fort York will be headlined by the Replacements, but will also feature iconic acts Iggy & the Stooges, Dinosaur Jr. and the reunited Rocket from the Crypt, as well as the Weakerthans, Best Coast, the Flatliners and Single Mothers.
Day 1 tickets for August 24 will run you $35.98 to $49.98 (plus service charges) and can be bought here. Day 2 tickets for August 25 will cost $49.98 to $69.98 and can be purchased here. And an entire weekend pass will set you back $69.98 to $99.98, and you can buy that here. There are also VIP packages available.
For the purposes of full disclosure, Exclaim! is one of the event sponsors.
Riot Fest also takes place in Chicago this year from September 13 to 15 in Humboldt Park, roping in previously announced acts such as Blink-182, Motörhead, Fall Out Boy, Rancid, Guided By Voices, Peter Hook, Blondie and Public Enemy. A Denver edition, which also rolled out its lineup tonight (JUne 12), will take place as well on September 21 and 22 at May Farms.
You can learn more about the lineups to both those editions here.