RiotFest 2021

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Music fans know that RiotFest Chicago is one of the top spots for punk, rock, alternative, metal, and hip-hop – but what does RiotFest 2021 have in store? This three-day music festival promises to make up for lost time with one of the most impressive lineups yet, right in the heart of Chicago. Get ready to soak up the sun and experience the top acts in music with RiotFest Chicago this fall.

Riot Fest 2021 Dates

Planning ahead for your trip to Chicago? The Riot Fest 2021 dates range from September 17th through the 19th, and fans are welcome to choose between single- and three-day passes. The festival will take place in Douglass Park, located on 1401 S. Sacramento Drive in the Pilsen neighborhood. 

Riot Fest Lineup

Following the cancelation of the 2020 festival, the Riot Fest lineup pulls out all the stops for 2021 with titans of rock and roll. From Nine Inch Nails to Run the Jewels, here are just a few of the notable acts you can see alongside thousands of music fans across the world:

  • The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Coheed and Cambria
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • NOFX
  • Run the Jewels
  • Faith No More
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • Rancid
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Pixies
  • Devo
  • New Found Glory
  • And much more!

RiotFest 2021 Tickets

Tickets are available in either single-day passes starting at $124.98 or three-day passes starting at $199.98 , but due to the popularity of the Riot Fest lineup, tickets sell out quickly. While the three-day and Sunday passes are already sold out, you can join the waitlist to take part in the fan-to-fan ticket exchange. Additionally, single-day tickets are currently available — but going fast! 

Want to get a head start on the crowd for next year? You can secure your spot to see My Chemical Romance in 2022 by purchasing tickets now!

Riot Fest 2021 COVID Protocols

RiotFest Chicago has set COVID protocols in place to protect not just fans, but staff and artists as well. While safety guidelines will continue to evolve according to local and state guidelines, current guidelines include:

  • Additional sanitation and hand-washing stations across the grounds
  • Additional cleaning and sanitizing throughout the festival
  • Full compliance with local and state regulations

Guests may also be subjected to vaccination, testing, masking, or social distancing requirements – so stay up-to-date on our social media and newsletter!

Plan Your Trip to RiotFest Chicago

While you’re in Chicago, why not experience the best in town? Check out the Printers Row Lit Fest and then plan a trip to SkyDeck in downtown Chicago to see the skyline from 1,353 feet in the air. This interactive experience will make your weekend even more memorable, so plan your visit to the landmark Willis Tower while you’re in the city. Contact SkyDeck with any questions about your stay, and we’d be happy to help.