10 Riot Fest Bands You Should Listen To Right Now

Thought Catalog

Lasting for three days in Chicago’s Humboldt Park, this was the third year of Riot Fest, a music festival just beginning to carve out its identity as a counterpoint to Pitchfork and Lolla. The festival is often referred to as “Warped Tour” for adults, but it’s more than that — a little bit of everything. Riot Fest showcases the best in indie and mainstream rock from the past three decades — everything from metal and emo to surf rock and noise rock, with a bit of hip-hop thrown in. The fest has some diversity issues, as the crowd was predominantly white, male and heterosexual, but this year was a big leap forward and in a space that made room for acts as diverse as Blink 182, Atmosphere, and X, a great sign of things to come.

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