Riot Fest Chicago is a three-day in your face music explosion. Thousands will pack themselves into Chicago’s Douglas Park for some punk-rock inspired awesomeness. The lineup is sure to bring an uproar with headliners including Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and Jawbreaker. There’s entertainment, there’s food, and there’s a whole lot of musical insanity that’s sure to start a riot.
Here is your complete Riot Fest Chicago Event Guide
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Riot Fest Chicago Date and Location
Riot Fest Chicago is from Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17 and takes place at Douglas Park in Chicago, Illinois.
Riot Fest Chicago Lineup
Get ready for some head-bangin’ tunes, because this year’s lineup is nothing short of awesome. New Order, A Day to Remember, Danzig, and Paramore are just a few of the big names taking the stage. See the full lineup to have your mind blown.
Riot Fest Chicago Tickets
General Admission 3-day Pass – $189.98
VIP 3-day Pass – $329.98
Includes VIP gate entrance, entrance into the VIP lounge, re-entry privileges, and private bar.
Single Day Pass – $74.98
Includes access to one festival day as well as all stages, food, and vendors.
Locker 3-day Pass – $50
Includes unlimited phone charging and overnight rentals. See all locker pass options.
How to Get to Riot Fest Chicago
Car – Riot Fest encourages public transportation to keep things environmentally sound. However, if you must drive please respect the Douglas Park residents and do not park on residential streets surrounding the park.
Train – The CTA Pink Line California Ave. stop is just blocks away from the festival entrance.
Bike – If you live within biking proximity to the festival, this an eco-friendly option.
Where to Stay for Riot Fest Chicago
Hotel – The Marriott Chicago at Medical District features a relaxing stay in a classic room. Starting at $206 per night, choose between a pillow top king or double bed space including access to the on-site restaurant and lounge.
Airbnb – This artsy private room is a great option for two at $100 per night. This cozy room inside of a specialty art studio includes a queen size bed as well as use of kitchen, bathroom, dining, living room, and back garden area.
Airbnb – This downtown gem, puts you in the heart of Chicago. Enjoy this 2-bedroom home in the midst of a lively neighborhood rich in culture and history. The home includes a backyard which is ideal for you and a few friends to chill out before or after the festival fun.