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Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and a reunited Jawbreaker lead Riot Fest 2017 lineup


Last year it was the original Misfits. This year it’s Jawbreaker.

Riot Fest continues its tradition of reforming legendary bands of yesterday, and this morning announced that a reunited Jawbreaker will be among the headliners of its Chicago fest alongside Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age.

Chicago’s Riot Fest goes down September 15 to 17 at Douglas Park.


This makes up for that reportedly failed attempt to reunite Dead Kennedys. Jawbreaker, a pioneering punk group who for ages have declined any sort of reunion, will play their first live show at Riot Fest in more than 20 years.

In addition to the trio of headliners, this year’s Riot Fest also welcomes New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Downtown Boys, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, TV on the Radio, Dinosaur Jr., Ministry, and more. See the full lineup below.

Three-Day passes go on sale today (April 19) at noon central time.


Here’s everyone playing, part of Riot Fest’s first wave of artists: Nine Inch Nails (Friday), Queens of the Stone Age (Saturday), Jawbreaker (Sunday), 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, Death From Above 1979, Bad Brains, FIDLAR, 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, Nothing More, Alice Bag, Tobacco, Sleep On It, Downtown Boys, Engine 88, The Smith Street Band, The Regrettes, HDBeenDope, Gazebos, Kitten Forever and featuring Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue, and more.

Peep the flyer below.

Riot Fest 2017