Riot Fest Postpones 2020 Event & Announces Initial 2021 Lineup


My Chemical Romance, The Smashing Pumpkins and Run The Jewels are among the acts on the 2021 Riot Fest first wave lineup. The festival will be held at Chicago’s Douglas Park September 16 – 19, 2021 and comes in lieu of the 2020 event, which has been postponed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Pixies, Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Sublime with Rome and Dirty Heads are more of the artists set to play Riot Fest next September. The festival was originally scheduled for September 11 – 13, 2020 and now has been expanded with a Thursday preview night on September 16, 2021.

Those holding tickets for Riot Fest 2020 can use them for the 2021 event. The “Thursday Preview Party” will only be open to those with Riot Fest 2020 tickets or who purchase Riot Fest 2021 tickets within the next 30 days via Eventbrite. Refunds are available for the next 30 days for those who purchased tickets for the 2020 festival and cannot attend the new dates.

Multiple waves of artist announcements are forthcoming. Click on the “See Full Lineup” button below for the full first wave Riot Fest 2021 lineup:

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