On the 1% chance you don’t know who they are, I guarantee you that you will know their amazingly catchy hits. Go to their set and decide for yourself which song is the best.
We Came As Romans
I’ve seen this band work so hard with all of their blood, sweat, and tears promoting their music and reaching new fans. Their live show is phenomenal and is definitely in my top ten best concerts I’ve seen live. DO NOT MISS THEM!
Circa Survive always brings their A Game, if you don’t go to their set you are committing a crime against humanity.
With their amazing circle pits, which is a great site to see in itself; Anti-Flag still bring the hard rock. After appearing at other noteworthy festivals, the band is sure to gain momentum and bring in a bigger fan base.
Known as the Party King, Andrew W.K. has one of the craziest live performances you may ever see. He strays from the typical set you may find at Riot Fest, so seeing his should definitely be on your to-do list.
Tegan and Sara
After dropping their seventh studio album last year, Tegan and Sara have been taking over the world. After touring with Katy Perry this summer, seeing them in a festival atmosphere will be one to remember.
As if you need a reason to see one of the legendary Ramones live and in person. If you miss this set, we’re judging you.
Since releasing Let It Enfold You in 2004, Senses Fail have been cranking out one awesome record after another. They’re catchy, they’re mosh pit worthy, and they’re definitely worth your time come Riot Fest weekend.
Pussy Riot In case you aren’t up to date on who they are, Pussy Riot was recently released from the Russian prison system for hooliganism and sparked much controversy. Since Riot Fest announced them as part of the lineup, they clarified that they will not be performing music… meaning we have no clue what they will be doing on stage but that it will probably be great to witness.
Illinois natives Cheap Trick were formed in 1973 and have been touring continuously for the past four decades. If that doesn’t make them part of the classic rock genre, then we don’t know what does.