As I've said in the past--say, there it is, right on top of this press release!--Riot Fest is Chicago's multi-band, multi-date, multi-venue celebration of the punk underground past, present, and future, and one of the premier gatherings of its kind in the U.S..
This year's celebration of faster, louder, snottier takes place on Oct. 6 to 10 and will feature, among others, Bad Religion, the reunited Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Circle Jerks, Articles of Faith, Snapcase, Less Than Jake, the Lawrence Arms, Bouncing Souls, High On Fire (YES!), Corrosion of Conformity, Riverboat Gamblers, Red Oktoberfest presented by Red Scare, "Busted at Oz" Reunion, Cro-Mags, FUN., Negative Approach, Smoking Popes, Bhopal Stiffs, the Meatmen, Agnostic Front, Off With Their Heads, Brendan Kelly, the Toasters, Roy Ellis a.k.a. Mr. Symarip, Righteous Fool, and many more--the full listing so far can be found at www.riotfest.org, and the aforementioned press release advises, "Fans should be ready for new announcements of another batch of heavyweight bands in the coming weeks."
Early-bird five-day passes for the sixth annual festival will go on sale in a limited quantity on Saturday (July 10) at $115 for 17 shows. The rest of the tickets go on sale on Saturday, July 17.