Riot Fest 2017 in Chicago – Tickets, Map, Parking, Info, Schedule, Directions

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Riot Fest is a multi-day music festival specializing in punk, rock, alternative, metal, and hip-hop. Founded in 2005, the festival also includes carnival rides, food vendors, sideshow performers, and more. The festival begins today September 15-17.

W. Ogden Ave. & S. Sacramento Dr.
Chicago, IL 60623

Nine Inch Nails will headline Friday, Queens of the Stone Age headline on Saturday and Jawbreaker will headline on Sunday. Other notable bands include Ministry, Prophets of Rage, New Order, Wu-Tang Clan, Bad Brains, Dead Cross (featuring Mike Patton and Dave Lombardo). A complete list of the performers can be viewed below.

2017 Riot Fest Performers

Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Jawbreaker, New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ Set), A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV on the Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, FIDLAR, Bad Brains, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, Pennywise, Built to Spill, X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Orwells, Bayside, Say Anything, Mayday Parade, Streetlight Manifesto, Dead Cross, Minus the Bear, The Menzingers, LIARS, GWAR, Buzzcocks, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, Andrew W.K., Fishbone, The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Beach Slang, The Cribs, that dog., Knuckle Puck, Chon, Slaves, The Hotelier, The Flatliners, Dessa, Saul Williams, Engine 88, Nothing More, Alice Bag, Tobacco, Sleep On It, Downtown Boys, The Smith Street Band, The Regrettes, HDBeenDope, Gazebos, Kitten Forever, Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue, Ramones T-Shirt, Meat Is Burger, Ughh My Kids Are Here, The Port-A-Parties




Blankets – YES (but please be courteous of other festival goers and keep blankets out of pathways)
Empty PLASTIC water bottle – YES
Standard sized backpacks, bags, and purses -YES
Non-professional cameras and digital cameras – YES
Professional Cameras with removable lens – NO
Phone Chargers / Portable Phone Chargers – YES
Strollers – YES
Cellphones – YES
Rain coats – YES
Bug spray in NON-AEROSOL containers – YES
Sunscreen in NON-AEROSOL containers – YES
Hats – YES
Earplugs – YES
John Stamos – YES
Prescription and OTC medications subject to specific conditions – YES*
CamelBak-style water bladder systems subject to specific conditions – YES**
E-cigs – Factory-sealed, YES (i.e., Blu, etc.). Refillable E-cigs and vape pens must be empty and juice refills are not allowed.

Selfie Sticks – NO
Crying – NO
Littering – NO
Native American Headdresses – NO
Cantaloupe – NO
Umbrellas – NO
Pets (except service animals) – NO
Professional radios or walkie-talkies – NO
Glass and metal containers of any kind – NO
CM Punk – NO
Pineapple on Pizza – NO
Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind – NO
Chairs of any kind – NO
Audio/Video equipment of any kind (including personal camcorders and GoPro cameras) – NO
Professional Cameras with removable lens – NO
Coolers of any kind, including hard-sided and soft-sided coolers – NO
Glass of any kind, including glass bottles – NO
Metal containers of any kind, including metal cans and reusable metal water bottles – NO
Outside food and beverages of any kind – NO
Bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters – NO
Weapons, knives, or firearms of any kind – NO
Mace – NO
Fireworks or incendiary devices – NO
Sharp objects, long chains, or anything that an unreasonable person could use to harm others – NO
Soccer balls, footballs, frisbees, or other projectiles – NO
Focused-light devices, including laser pointers – NO
Air horns – NO
Megaphones – NO
Items intended for sale/promotion – NO
Drones – NO
Water guns, water balloons, and/or any other kind of water projectile – NO
Pets (except service animals with a current rabies certification) – NO
Any item that can be used as a means to disturb the peace, endanger the safety of the crowd, and/or inflict damage to people and goods – NO
Justin Bieber – NO
Martin Shkreli – NO
Brock Turner – NO
Donald Trump – NO