Riot Fest Music Festival Schedule 2023 - Details & Lineup

Riot Fest 2023 – Lineup & Schedule

I was lucky enough to cover Riot Fest for the years they were in Denver, but I have never been there to Chicago. That changes in 2023 when both Bryan and I are looking forward to attending this premiere music festival.

Founded in 2005, Riot Fest offers a unique fusion of live music performances, carnival rides, and a strong sense of punk and rock culture. This festival has garnered a devoted following by curating a roster that spans generations, welcoming both legendary acts and emerging artists, making it a must-attend event for music enthusiasts seeking a high-energy and rebellious celebration of the alternative music scene. My personal fave is following their social media, which has an hilarious sense of humor and fuck-all carefree attitude. Bryan and I are even tossing around the idea of renewing our vows at the Riot Fest Wedding Chapel.

Check out the long list of past performances here – and review the lineup and schedules below to plan your weekend. Please let us know if you will be there – would love to see you!

Riot Fest
September 15-17, 2023
Douglass Park, Chicago

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Riot Fest 2023 Schedule

Riot Fest Schedule 2023 - Details & Lineup

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Riot Fest 2023 Lineup By Day


Foo Fighters • Turnstile

Tegan and Sara, Say Anything, The Breeders (performing Last Splash), Kim Gordon, The Interrupters, Bayside, Ani DiFranco, Silverstein, Parliament Funkadelic ft. George Clinton, Code Orange, Fake Names, Quicksand (performing Slip), The Wrecks, Hawthorne Heights, Braid (performing Frame & Canvas), Yard Act, Screaming Females, Sludgeworth, Quasi, Origami Angel, Oso Oso, Just Friends, Bearings, Pinkshift, Olivia Jean, Calva Louise, The Aquadolls, FEA, The Bobby Lees, Young Culture


The Postal Service (performing Give Up) • Death Cab for Cutie (performing Transatlanticism) • 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 (performing United By Fate), Corey Feldman, Enola Gay, Cassyette, Pool Kids, 1300cadoe, Total Chaos


The Cure • The Mars Volta

The Gaslight Anthem, AFI, The Used, The Dresden Dolls, Flogging Molly, Finch, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, L.S. Dunes, Gorilla Biscuits (performing Start Today), Ride, Cults, Balance and Composure, Thursday, H2O, The Bronx, Microwave, The Black Angels, Nothing, Smoking Popes, Free Throw, Just Mustard, Hotline TNT, Earth Crisis, Empire State Bastard, Fleshwater, Fade ‘em All, Future Nobodies, Through n Through

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