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Riot Fest 2023

Riot Fest 2023 is a three-day punk rock festival at Douglass Park in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood. This year, the Riot Fest schedule is Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17, 2023.

It’s one of the country’s largest music festivals that are still independently owned, which means you can always expect some fun surprises in the Riot Fest lineup—like Mr. Bungle, the solo project of experimental vocalist and songwriter Mike Patton, and exciting up-and-comers like 100 Gecs. Of course, you can also count on some big names! Look for Foo Fighters, The Breeders, Kim Gordon, Queens of the Stone Age, The Cure, Parliament Funkadelic ft. George Clinton, and Insane Clown Posse on this year’s eclectic Riot Fest schedule.

2023 Riot Fest Lineup by Day


  • Foo Fighters
  • Turnstile
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Say Anything
  • The Breeders
  • Kim Gordon
  • The Interrupters
  • Bayside
  • Ani DiFranco
  • Silverstein
  • Parliament Funkadelic ft. George Clinton
  • Code Orange
  • Fake Names
  • Quicksand
  • The Wrecks
  • Hawthorne Heights
  • Braid
  • Yard Act
  • Screaming Females
  • Sludgeworth
  • Quasi
  • Origami Angel
  • Oso Oso
  • Just Friends
  • Bearings
  • Pinkshift
  • Olivia Jean
  • Calva Louise
  • The Aquadolls
  • FEA
  • The Bobby Lees
  • Young Culture  


  • The Postal Service
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Mr. Bungle
  • 100 Gecs
  • Death Grips
  • 070 Shake
  • Viagra Boys
  • PUP
  • Sleep Token
  • Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls
  • Pennywise
  • Insane Clown Posse
  • Head Automatica
  • Nothing,Nowhere.
  • White Reaper
  • Eshu Tune
  • Enter Shikari
  • Bowling for Soup
  • Spitalfield
  • Jehnny Beth
  • Drain
  • Snapcase
  • The Exploited
  • Plosivs
  • Steve Ignorant Band/Crass
  • Warpaint
  • High Vis, Rival Schools
  • Corey Feldman
  • Enola Gay
  • Casyette
  • Pool Kids
  • CK Vassi
  • Total Chaos  


  • The Cure
  • The Mars Volta
  • The Gaslight Anthem
  • AFI
  • The Used
  • The Dresden Dolls
  • Flogging Molly
  • Finch, Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  • L.S. Dunes
  • Gorilla Biscuits
  • Ride
  • Cults
  • Balance and Composure
  • Thursday
  • H2O
  • The Bronx
  • Microwave
  • The Black Angels
  • Nothing
  • Smoking Popes
  • Free Throw
  • Just Mustard
  • Hotline TNT
  • Earth Crisis
  • Empire State Bastard
  • Fleshwater
  • Fade ‘em All

Riot Fest Tickets

You can purchase Riot Fest tickets for one day, all three days, or any two days of your choice. Tickets are available in three levels: General, VIP, and Deluxe. There’s no downside to purchasing right now—you can upgrade your ticket type at any time!

Here’s what you get with all three Riot Fest ticket options:

General Admission

  • Includes access to all GA areas, including food, beverage, and retail vendors, carnival rides, and over 90+ Artists on 5 stages
  • Locker Rental Stations with charging capabilities (pre-purchase recommended)
  • Complimentary Water Stations
  • Free Arcade Games at the On-Site Arcade

VIP Passes

  • Includes all benefits of General Admission, plus…
  • Unlimited Fest Re-Entry
  • Dedicated VIP entrance for expedited entry into the festival
  • Commemorative Wristband
  • Three (3) Beverage Tickets (*3-Day VIP Passes Only)
  • Unlimited Access to the VIP Lounge
  • Dedicated Food and Bar options exclusive to the VIP Lounge
  • Air-Conditioned, Flushable Restrooms + dedicated banks of trusty porta potties
  • Private Locker Rentals w/ charging capabilities (Available for purchase inside the VIP Lounge)
  • Access to exclusive vendors such as massage therapists and hairstylists!

Deluxe Passes

  • Includes all amenity benefits of VIP, plus…
  • Unlimited Fest Re-Entry
  • Dedicated VIP entrance for expedited entry into the festival
  • Revamped Viewing Areas at Main Stages
  • Access to both VIP and Deluxe Areas
  • Complimentary Open Bar in Deluxe Lounge
  • Air-Conditioned, Flushable Restrooms
  • Plush, Cozy, Shaded Lounge
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • Cell Phone Charging Area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Personal Guest Services
  • Private Lockers (Available for Purchase in Deluxe Lounge)

Things to Do Near Riot Fest 2023

If you’re staying in Chicago for the weekend but only attending one day of music, you’re probably wondering how to make the most of your time here! There’s more than enough to do in every neighborhood to fill your time around your Riot Fest schedule, but if this is your first time in the Windy City, there are some sights you need to see! Take the Pink Line to the Loop for these quintessential Chicago experiences:

Plan Your Visit With Skydeck Chicago

If you need any advice or assistance while planning your weekend in Chicago, we’re happy to help. Get in touch with our team today, and make the most of your visit this September!