Riot Fest books the Stooges, Elvis Costello, Rise Against and more

May 15, 2012

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As reported here Monday, the eighth annual Riot Fest will take place in Humboldt Park from Sept. 14 to 16, as well as its usual venue, the decaying Congress Theatre. Now it’s tapped some of the biggest names yet for its raucous stages.

Included in the first round of acts announced by promoters: Rise Against, Iggy and the Stooges, Elvis Costello, the Offspring, A Day to Remember, Coheed and Cambria, the Descendents, Gogol Bordello, the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Dropkick Murphys, NOFX, the Gaslight Anthem, the Alkaline Trio, AWOLNATION, the Promise Ring, Gwar, August Burns Red, Frank Turner, Built to Spill, Less Than Jake, Reverend Horton Heat, Fishbone, NOBUNY, A Wilhelm Scream, Screaming Females, Teenage Bottlerocket, Off With Their Heads, Deals Gone Bad, White Mystery, Larry and His Flask, The Story So Far, Japanther, and reunions from Chiodos and Slapstick.

Tickets go on sale at noon today (Tuesday) via www.riotfest.org priced at $90 plus service charges for a three-day pass or $155 for VIP passes that include “private stage-viewing areas, a sectioned off VIP area in the park with a private bar and drink tickets.”