Riot Fest Unveils 2016 Lineups for Chicago and Denver

BY Sarah MurphyPublished May 18, 2016

Unfortunately, Riot Fest won't be making its way up to Toronto this year, but the annual event will still close out the summer by staging events in Denver and Chicago. Riot Fest & Rodeo will go down in Denver from September 2 to 4, while Riot Fest & Carnival will take over Chicago from September 16 to 18.
As previously announced, the Misfits will be reuniting their original lineup for the shows, but now organizers have unveiled a whole slew of other performers that will be gracing the stages between the two events.
The lineup for Denver currently boasts the following onslaught of artists:

The Original Misfits (Featuring Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein), Ween, Death Cab For Cutie, Jane's Addiction, Sleater-Kinney, NAS, Deftones, Fitz & the Tantrums, Descendents, NOFX, Underoath, Bad Religion, Thursday, Tyler, the Creator, Pepper, Jake Bugg, Motion City Soundtrack, Wolf Parade, the Hold Steady, Yo La Tengo, Sleigh Bells, Chevy Metal, the Dandy Warhols, Vince Staples, Suicidal Tendencies, Flatbush Zombies, Hatebreed, Lagwagon, the Aquabats, Glassjaw, the Wonder Years, Me First & the Gimme Gimmes, Danny Brown, Against Me!, Meat Puppets, Leftöver Crack, Dan Deacon, Murder By Death, Rogue Wave, Converge, Billy Talent, Fucked Up, Lewis Del Mar, Set Your Goals, Juliette Lewis & the Licks, Touché Amoré, Frnkiero and the Cellabration, Pouya, White Lung, Plague Vendor, People Under the Stairs, Fat Nick and Don Krez, Violent Soho, Judith Hill, Tigers Jaw, Bleached, Diarrhea Planet, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Dee-1, Kirk Knight, Somos, Turnover, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, Bryce Vine, 3Teeth, Night Riots, Syd Arthur, Jule Vera, Microwave, Death Spells, Diet Cig, Donna Missal, High Waisted, Culture Abuse and more to still be announced.
Following that, Chicago will see sets from:

The Original Misfits (Featuring Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein), Morrissey, Ween, Death Cab For Cutie, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Brand New, NAS, the Specials, Deftones, Fitz & the Tantrums, Jimmy Eat World, Descendents, Refused, NOFX, Bad Religion, Pierce the Veil, All Time Low, Underoath, Motion City Soundtrack, Thursday, Jake Bugg, the Hives, Death Grips, Chevy Metal, Bob Mould, the Hold Steady, Glassjaw, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Pepper, Tiger Army, Meat Puppets, GZA, the Wonder Years, Method Man & Redman, Dan Deacon, Dee Snider, Andrew W.K., Joey Bada$$, GWAR, Leftöver Crack, Billy Talent, the Anniversary, Neck Deep, Highly Suspect, Smoking Popes, Fucked Up, the Vandals, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Girls Against Boys, Fu Manchu, the Falcon, I the Mighty, the Toasters, Set Your Goals, Juliette Lewis & the Licks, FrnkIero and the Cellabration, Tigers Jaw, Basement, Citizen, Swingin' Utters, Big D & the Kids Table, Diarrhea Planet, Pouya, Touché Amoré, Hippo Campus, Balance & Composure, People Under the Stairs, White Lung, Denzel Curry, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, Turnover, Violent Soho, Dee-1, Bleached, Brick + Mortar, Night Riots, Plague Vendor, Off With Their Heads, Laura Stevenson, Somos, Tancred,  Microwave, Deal's Gone Bad, Death Spells, 3Teeth, Black Foxxes, the Wans, Creeper, the Walters, Jule Vera, Marina City, Worriers, Nots, Big Ups, All Dogs, the Dirty Nil, Eskimeuax, War On Women, Hard Girls, A Will Away, Can't Swim, With Our Arms to the Sun, Donna Missal, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Tasha the Amazon, Blackbox, High Waisted, Partner, Sleepy Kitty, School of Rock and more to be announced in the coming months.
Full festival information for both events can be found at the official Riot Fest website.

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