Riot Fest Announces Set Times, Self-Deprecating Beer

Time slots for Blink-182, Bikini Kill, Wu-Tang Clan, and more announced (also, according to Goose Island Brewing, Riot Fest Sucks).

It’s that time of year again—when Chicagoans storm Douglas Park to watch Snooki get murdered by GWAR, to see Andrew W.K. bring out his pizza guitar, to hear songs you recognize from any one of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater games from across the park, and, I guess, to see whatever else is happening in the periphery of these fall punk festival staples. 

September 13 marks the launch date of Riot Fest weekend 2019, featuring headlining performances by Blink-182, Jawbreaker, Slayer, Bloc Party, Bikini Kill, and Taking Back Sunday, including full-album performances by Blink, Bloc, and TBS, as well as The Flaming Lips, Ween, Dashboard Confessional, Against Me! and more. The festival is sharing set times today, so you’ll have plenty of time to figure out who you want to prioritize—check out the full schedule below.

Additionally, Riot Fest will be collaborating with Chicago’s own Goose Island Brewing to present a new beer that sounds as bold as its name—per someone qualified to use adjectives to describe beer, “Riot Fest Sucks Pale Ale is a light amber-colored American Pale Ale that has a crisp, balanced hop aroma, citrus flavor, and notes of lightly toasted malt,” a press release claims. “A perfect beer for a mediocre festival! The beer will be available for sale in limited quantities at the festival.”

Tickets for the fest are still on sale—see you in the blood-soaked pit at GWAR.


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