Riot Fest Unveils 2015 Music Lineup - NBC Chicago

Riot Fest Unveils 2015 Music Lineup

This year's Riot Fest is scheduled for Sept. 11-13



    Riot Fest Changes Chicago Venues

    The large music festival will migrate from Humboldt Park to Douglas Park. NBC Chicago's Regina Waldroup got reaction from city officials and residents. (Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015)

    Music lovers in September will be jumping around to the sounds of No Doubt, Snoop Dogg, Iggy Pop, Motorhead and Faith No More, among others.

    Festival organizers on Wednesday released the initial lineup for the music festival, which will this year be held at Douglas Park.

    Lineups were released earlier in the day for the Denver and Toronto versions of the festival.

    Riot Fest Chicago began as a multi-venue event in 2005, but moved to Humboldt Park home in 2012. Organizers earlier this month moved the festival to Douglas Park after residents and Ald. Roberto Maldonado said damage to Humboldt Park after last year’s event caused a public outcry. The Chicago Park District announced a $182,000 bill for damages to Humboldt Park during the Sept. 12-14, 2014, music festival.

    Following the announcement of the venue change, a note was sent to early bird ticket holders offering them a refund if they no longer want to go. The last day to apply for refunds was Monday.

    This year's Riot Fest is scheduled for Sept. 11-13. 

    Mayor: Riot Fest "Put on Notice"Mayor: Riot Fest "Put on Notice"

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that Riot Fest has been put on notice to be a "better citizen in holding this festival" in Chicago.
    (Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015)

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