Foo Fighters, The Cure, Stone Age Queens

Riot Fest headliners for 2023 will be Foo Fighters and Turnstile Friday; The Postal Service, Death Cab for Cutie and Queens of the Stone Age Saturday; and The Cure and Mars Volta Sunday.

The three-day Riot Fest will take place September 15-17 at Douglass Park, according to an announcement Tuesday. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 16 at Limited presale tickets went on sale Monday.

Other musical groups include Kim Gordon, Mr. Bungle, Tegan and Sara, 100 Gecs, The Gaslight Anthem, Death Grips, Parliament Funkadelic with George Clinton, Ani DiFranco and AFI.

The long-running independent music festival has been at the center of controversy over the past year over its location in Douglass Park. Some have criticized Riot Fest and other major music events for taking over parts of the West Side city park and making them inaccessible to the surrounding community for periods over the summer. The Summer Smash Festival, a three-day hip-hop music festival hosted by SPKRBX and Lyrical Lemonade, has announced that it will be moving from Douglass Park to SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview from June 23-25. The heat wave moves to the North Island on June 10 and 11.

According to the announcement, Riot Fest will also include its usual lineup of food, drink and merchandise vendors, as well as carnival rides, a return of last year’s bustling Wedding Chapel and Logan Arcade with dice games. vintage arcade.

Robert Smith of The Cure performs at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on May 10, 2023.

The Cure headliner is also set to perform at the United Center in Chicago on June 10.

Also on the Riot Fest lineup, according to the announcement:

  • 070 Shake
  • Balance and composure
  • bay side
  • Bearings
  • The dark angels
  • bowling for soup
  • braid
  • Caroline Rose
  • Cassette
  • CK Vassi
  • code orange
  • Corey Feldman
  • Cults
George Clinton, leader of the Parliament-Funkadelic collective, performs in New York in 2017.
  • Drain
  • Earth Crisis
  • Empire State Bastard
  • Enola Gay
  • Type “Shikari
  • Eshu Tune / Hannibal Buress
  • Dim them all
  • False names
  • AEF
  • Bullfinch
  • flesh water
  • Flogging Molly
  • Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls
  • Free throw
  • Good luck ! black emperor
  • Gorilla Cookies
  • H2O
Jackie Proctor, Melissa Brooks and Keilah Nina of the Aquadolls, of Orange County, Calif. at Lollapalooza on July 31, 2021 at Grant Park in Chicago.
  • Hawthorne Heights
  • automatic head
  • High visibility
  • DTT Hotline
  • Group of crazy clowns
  • Johnny Beth
  • Just friends
  • Just mustard
  • LS Dunes
  • Microwave
  • Nothing
  • nothing, nowhere.
  • Olivia John
  • origami angel
  • Pennywise
  • Pink offset
  • Plosives
  • Children’s pool
  • puppy
  • Almost
  • Quicksands
  • Conduct
  • Rival schools
  • say anything
  • Screaming bitches
  • Silverstein
  • sleep token
  • Sludgeworth
  • Snapcase
  • Spitalfield
  • Steve Ignorant Band / Crass
  • The Aquadolls
  • The Bobby Lees
  • Breeders
  • The Bronx
  • The Dresden Dolls
  • The exploited
  • The Gaslight Anthem
  • Switches
  • the used
  • Shipwrecks
  • total chaos
  • Viagra Boys
  • war paint
  • white reaper
  • Court Act
  • young culture

Riot Fest will take place September 15-17 at Douglass Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Drive, entrance at the corner of W. Ogden Avenue and Sacramento. Tickets and more information at

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