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Riot Fest 2023 Full Album Performances Announced

There are a couple things that set Riot Fest apart: in addition to the festival’s detailed antiharassment policy, one of the things that stands out the most about Riot Fest is the fact that some artists will put on full album performances in lieu of a typical festival set. So, if you love punk rock and live in Chicago–or want an excuse to travel to the Windy City–make sure to put Riot Fest on your calendar for September.

Want the details? Read on to find out which artists are doing these full album performances this year, what the various ticket packages that Riot Fest offers are, and so much more.

Riot Fest 2023: Full Album Performances

This year, the list of full album performances includes two of the festival’s headliners.

Check it out:

THE POSTAL SERVICE – Give Up (20th Anniversary)
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE – Transatlanticism (20th Anniversary)
DANZIG – Danzig (occurring Sunday, 9/17, at Aragon Ballroom)
THE BREEDERS – Last Splash
RIVAL SCHOOLS – United by Fate
BRAID – Frame & Canvas

Everything Riot Fest 2023

The lineup:

In case you missed it, check out the full lineup for each of the three days. According to the festival’s website, this is subject to change–but as of this writing, the lineup is as follows:

Foo Fighters, Turnstile, Tegan and Sara, Say Anything, The Breeders, Kim Gordon, The Interrupters, Bayside, Ani DiFranco, I’m Silverstein, Parliament Funkadelic ft. George Clinton, Code Orange, Fake Names, Quicksand, The Wrecks, Hawthorne Heights, Braid, Yard Act, Screaming Females, Sludgeworth, Quasi, Just Friends, Bearings, Pinkshift, Olivia Jean, Calva Louise, The Aquadolls, FEA, The Bobby Lees, Young Culture

The Postal Service/Death Cab for Cutie, Queens of the Stone Age, Mr. Bungle, 100 Gecs, Death Grips, 070 Shake, Viagra Boys, PUP, Sleep Token, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Pennywise, Insane Clown Posse, Head Automatica, Nothing,Nowhere., White Reaper, Eshu Tune, Enter Shikari, Bowling for Soup, Spitalfield, Jehnny Beth, Drain, Snapcase, The Exploited, Plosivs, Steve Ignorant Band/Crass, Warpaint, High Vis, Rival Schools, Corey Feldman, Enola Gay, Cassyette, Pool Kids, CK Vassi, Total Chaos

The Cure, Mars Volta, The Gaslight Anthem, AFI, The Used, The Dresden Dolls, Flogging Molly, Finch, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, L.S. Dunes, Gorilla Biscuits, Ride, Cults, Balance and Composure, Thursday, H2O, The Bronx, Microwave, Oso Oso, Origami Angel, The Black Angels, Nothing, Caroline Rose, Free Throw, Just Mustard, Hotline TNT, Earth Crisis, Empire State Bastard, Fleshwater, Fade ‘em All

How to Attend:

Riot Fest is an all ages, rain-or-shine event occurring in Chicago this September. The festival offers ticket packages for any kind of festival experience you might be seeking. Only interested in attending for one or two days? They got you covered; you can grab passes for any combination of day(s) you’d like.

General admission tickets will grant you admission once per day to the festival grounds; be aware that re-entry is not permitted. If you upgrade your tickets to VIP or higher, you will be able to circumvent this rule and come and go as you please. For information on all all four types of ticket packages, click here.

If you live near Douglass Park, Riot Fest invites you to attend for free. For more information about community ticket registration, please see this webpage.

For more information about the festival, policies, amenities, and more–please check out Riot Fest’s website.

It has the most exhaustive FAQ section we’ve ever seen.

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