Riot Fest 2020 Postponed, First Wave 2021 Lineup Announced
Riot Fest is announcing its lineup early this year…one year early. That is because while the 2020 festival (scheduled for September 11-13 in Douglas Park) has been cancelled due to covid-19, the festival is plowing ahead with its first wave lineup announcement for 2021. Riot Fest 2021, scheduled for September 17-19 in Douglas Park, will include headliners My Chemical Romance, The Smashing Pumpkins, Run the Jewels, and Pixies, with additional acts including Coheed & Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Lupe Fiasco, Vic Mensa, Sublime, Gogol Bordello, New Found Glory, Toots & the Maytalls, Les Savy Fav, Living Colour, Fishbone, and many more, with a second and third wave to be announced. For the first time, the 2021 festival will also include a Thursday night preview party on September 16 featuring “special performances from mystery bands” for 2020 ticketholders and those who purchase their 2021 tickets by July 15. Weekend passes for the 2021 festival are currently on sale for $150.