Riot Fest Adds At The Drive In, Cap'n Jazz, Best Coast & More To 2017 Lineup
By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 1, 2017 3:00PM
Best Coast, photo by David Black from the band’s Facebook page
Riot Fest has been building one of the area's festival bills to beat this year, with a seemingly impossible Jawbreaker reunion, along with sets from Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, New Order and Paramore. And now a slew of just-announced new acts show that even on the second wave, Riot Fest isn't done trying to impress.
The heavy hitters joining the bill include At the Drive-In, to shred eardrums for a mile around, Chicago indie-emo pioneers Cap'n Jazz, making their first local public appearance since 2010, and fuzz-poppers Best Coast.
Other new additions announced are Black Pistol Fire, The Casualties, Mad Caddies, Cockney Rejects, Radar State, RVIVR, Versus, Seaway, Like Pacific, Grayscale, Warm Brew, Culture Abuse, Potty Mouth, Skating Polly, Upset, Gin Rummy, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and Kembra Pfahler.
Riot Fest lands in Douglas Park from Sept. 15 - 17, and tickets are still available.
The full lineup thus far is below, just in case you forgot GWAR and Andrew WK will also be playing that weekend.
Nine Inch Nails (Friday headliner)
Queens of the Stone Age (Saturday headliner)
Jawbreaker (Sunday headliner)
Prophets of Rage
Mike D (DJ Set)
A Day To Remember
At the Drive-In
Taking Back Sunday
TV on the Radio
Dinosaur Jr. (Performing You’re Living All Over Me)
New Found Glory
Bad Brains (40th anniversary set)
Death From Above 1979
Built to Spill (Performing Keep It Like A Secret)
The Lawrence Arms (Performing Oh, Calcutta!)
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Performing Let’s Face It)
Bayside (Performing The Walking Wounded)
Mayday Parade (Performing A Lesson In Romantics)
Minus the Bear
Hot Water Music
Fishbone (Performing Truth & Soul)
The Story So Far
Four Year Strong
that dog. (Performing Retreat From the Sun)
Black Pistol Fire
Sleep on It
The Smith Street Band
The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black
and, of course, the Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue