Sadly, Riot Fest has no plans to return to Toronto, but the Chicago instalment of the annual event is ready and raring to go once again this summer. It will go down at Douglas Park from September 15 to 17, and the lineup of performers has just been announced.
Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and a newly reunited Jawbreaker top the bill, serving as the fest's headliners on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, respectively. The latter band proves an especially surprising get, given the fact that it marks '90s punks Jawbreaker's first show in more than two decades.
Jawbreaker called it quits back in 1996, dispelling reunion myths to the point that one band even adopted the tongue-in-cheek moniker of Jawbreaker Reunion. But that hard line started to soften last year, when drummer Adam Pfahler revealed last year that the original group members had been rehearsing together. Now, those reunion rumours have totally come true.
In addition to the high-profile headliners, the list of performing acts includes: New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ Set), A Day to Remember, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV on the Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, FIDLAR, Bad Brains, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, Pennywise, Built to Spill, X, Peaches, the Lawrence Arms, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, the Orwells, Bayside, Say Anything, Mayday Parade, Streetlight Manifesto, Dead Cross, Minus the Bear, the Menzingers, LIARS, GWAR, Buzzcocks, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, Andrew W.K., Fishbone, the Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Beach Slang, the Cribs, that dog., Knuckle Puck, Chon, Slaves, the Hotelier, the Flatliners, Dessa, Saul Williams, Engine 88, Nothing More, Alice Bag, Tobacco, Sleep On It, Downtown Boys, the Smith Street Band, the Regrettes, HDBeenDope, Gazebos, Kitten Forever, Hellzapoppin' Circus Sideshow Revue, Ramones T-Shirt, Meat Is Burger, Ughh My Kids Are Here and the Port-A-Parties.
You can find complete details for the upcoming event at the official Riot Fest website.