My Chemical Romance, Misfits, Nine Inch Nails headline 2022 Riot Fest

Event returns this fall

The 2022 edition of Riot Fest returns to Chicago’s Douglass Park for three days in September. The event is one of the largest independent festivals in the country and will run September 16-18.

The event, now in its 17th year, will see My Chemical Romance headline Friday night, The Misfits on Saturday, and Nine Inch Nails closing Sunday. Other performers include Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alkaline Trio, Yellowcard, Bauhaus, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yungblud, Bad Religion, The Front Bottoms, Bleachers, Portugal. The Man, Descendents, Rocket from the Crypt, Lucky Boys Confusion, Alexisonfire, Ice Cube, Jimmy Eat World, The Academy Is…, Action Bronson, Lunachicks and more.

1-Day, 2-Day & 3-Day passes are on sale now via Event Brite. Fans can see 80+ performances across five stages over three days, experience a variety of food and drink vendors and more. VIP, Deluxe and Ultimate ticket options are available which include access to a private bar, lounge areas, and more. Deluxe and Ultimate tickets include special viewing areas at the main stages, complimentary open bar, air conditioning, complimentary snacks, and more.

Founded in 2005 in Chicago, Riot Fest is a multi-day music festival specializing in punk, rock, alternative, metal, and hip hop. Carnival rides, amazing food vendors, sideshow performers, and more add to the atmosphere of this independent music fest.

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