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About Riot Fest

Riot Fest Tickets

Punk’s not dead – it’s alive and well. Along with alternative, it’s kicking and screaming just like it always has and will continue to do so. Case in point: Riot Fest, the annual 3-day punk and alternative festival that takes place in Chicago in late summer every year like clockwork.

Fifteen Years of Kicking Ass and Taking Names

Riot Fest began in 2005 as a multi-venue in Chicago, but it wasn’t long before it became too big to be anything but an outdoor festival, which it has been since 2012. Punk, alternative, rock, and hip-hop acts have all graced Riot Fest’s stage at Chicago’s outdoor amphitheaters ever since, with the festival getting too big and rowdy and getting kicked out of concert spaces constantly. In fact, there have been satellite shows in other cities across North America for several years, but the big draw has always been Chicago’s three-day festival. For now, the current venue is Douglas Park, but knowing Riot Fest’s proclivity for getting forcibly relocated, that might not last too long either!

Fight the Power

Punk, alternative, and its derivatives are absolutely steeped in fighting back against the establishment, and the amount of sheer badassery that Riot Fest pulls out every year showcases that like a charm. For many years, the festival featured the “Riot Fest Speaks” panel, traditionally moderated by punk legend Henry Rollins, other outspoken activists, and artists like Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin, and the members of Pussy Riot. This is all set against the backdrop of music like Jane’s Addiction, Iggy Pop, Billy Idol, Taking Back Sunday, System of a Down, Rancid, and even the much-anticipated Misfits reunion with Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only. Talk about legendary!

Get In on the Action

Do you thirst for freedom? For justice? Do you rage against either the Machine or the Man? Then Riot Fest is the place for you

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are Riot Fest tickets?

Riot Fest ticket prices will differ depending on the source and the seats. The best price for Riot Fest tickets is usually around $193 a ticket, and that’s for nosebleed seats! If you want floor seats, or if you’re shopping for tickets at a popular venue, you could easily be looking at a few hundred dollars more.

How to buy Riot Fest tickets?

Riot Fest ticket prices are going to be pretty high if purchased directly from the box office. That means the best way to buy cheap Riot Fest tickets is online through a ticket marketplace. Ticket marketplaces like Gametime are perfect because they put you in contact with resellers looking to move seats at a relative bargain. It’s the safest and most affordable way to get the best price for Riot Fest tickets.

How long is Riot Fest?

This three-day festival will take place at Douglas Park in Chicago, on September 11-13, 2020.