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Riot Fest's Full Lineup Includes The Flaming Lips And Sleater-Kinney

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 28, 2016 2:00PM

The Flaming Lips, photo by Jim Kopeny / Tankboy

Riot Fest just added their final spate of bands to the 2016 lineup, and there are a few genuine surprises in there. We're most excited to see The Flaming Lips, Sleater-Kinney (!!!) and Kathleen Hanna's latest band The Julie Ruin. Other new acts on the bill: The Bronx and The Far East.

The fest has also added an artist to the bands performing "classic" albums over the weekend. Bob Marley's son, Julian Marley, will be playing Exodus, one of his father's most iconic albums. Other "classic" albums you can expect over the weekend are White Zombie’s Astro-Creep: 2000, Social Distortion's White Light, White Heat, White Trash,and The Hold Steady's raucous Boys & Girls in America.

We've also received the daily lineups, giving us a glimpse into what to expect (and what scheduling choices might have to be made). Friday is a tough one, since it looks like The Flaming Lips are up against Ween; one has never put on a disappointing live show in all the years we've seen them, and the other is making a much anticipated return to the stage. We may have to flip a coin. Saturday is a much easier choice, since a rare Morrissey set trumps all other possible choices. And Sunday sees the return of The Original Misfits, so that's not a difficult decision either.

Riot Fest takes place Sept. 16 to 18 in Douglas Park. Single day tickets go on sale at noon today, and three-day passes are still available as well.

Here's a look at those full daily lineups.

Friday, September 16th
The Flaming Lips, Ween, The Specials, Jimmy Eat World, Julian Marley, NOFX, Refused, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low, Glassjaw, Pepper, Meat Puppets, Dan Deacon, GWAR, The Anniversary, Set Your Goals, Neck Deep, Highly Suspect, Fu Manchu, Girls Against Boys, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Tigers Jaw, Basement, Toché Amoré, Diarrhea Planet, Big D & The Kids Table, Citizen, Turnover, Violent Soho, Off With Their Heads, Holy White Hounds, Laura Stevenson, Somos, 3Teeth, The Wans, Jule Vera, Worriers, Eskimeaux, The Far East, Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Saturday, September 17th
Morrissey, Death Cab For Cutie, Social Distortion, NAS, Brand New, Fitz & the Tantrums, Descendents, Motion City Soundtrack, The Hives, Bob Mould, The Hold Steady, Method Man & Redman, GZA, Smoking Popes, The Vandals, Fucked Up, I The Mighty, The Toasters, Hippo Campus, Balance & Composure, People Under The Stairs, White Lung, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, DEE-1, Brick + Mortar, Night Riots, Plague Vendor, Microwave, Death Spells, Deal’s Gone Bad, Black Foxxes, The Walters, Nots, Donna Missal, Tasha The Amazon, Blackbox, High Waisted, Summer Cannibals, Partner, Kitten Forever, Sleepy Kitty, School of Rock

Sunday, September 18th
The Original Misfits, Featuring Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, Rob Zombie, Sleater-Kinney, Deftones, Bad Religion, Underoath, Thursday, Jake Bugg, Death Grips, The Julie Ruin, Joey Bada$$, Chevy Metal, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Tiger Army, The Wonder Years, Dee Snider, Andrew W.K. Leftöver Crack, Billy Talent, The Falcon, Juliette Lewis & The Licks, FrnkIero And The Patience, The Bronx, Pouya, Swingin’ Utters, Denzel Curry, Bleached, Tancred, Creeper, Marina City, Syd Arthur, The Dirty Nil, The So So Glos, Big Ups, All Dogs, War on Women, Hard Girls, A Will Away, Can’t Swim, With Our Arms To The Sun, The Gallow Walkers, School of Rock