Are you ready to riot? Riot Fest, an annual, three-city music festival-cum-carnival, released its first wave of 2015 lineups Wednesday night. Fans immediately took to social media to express their excitement over the bands playing and to discuss travel plans to see the punk and rock shows.
The Denver Riot Fest, scheduled to take place Aug. 28-30 in the National West Complex, will feature famous performers like the Pixies, Run DMC, Rancid and Explosions in the Sky. Joining them will be bands such as the Cold War Kids, Flogging Molly, The Joy Formidable and the Desaparecidos. Tickets are on sale now -- a three-day pass costs $99.98 and can be purchased through Ticketfly here. VIP passes with beverages, air-conditioned restrooms and cell phone charging stations, among other amenities, are available for $259.98.
Chicago's Riot Fest, set for Sept. 11-13 in Douglas Park, will feature big names like No Doubt, Modest Mouse, Snoop Dogg, Billy Idol, Motörhead, Tenacious D and The Academy Is... Other artists include Manchester Orchestra, OK Go, Against Me! and Less Than Jake. Three-day passes are $149.98 and can be purchased on Ticketfly here. VIP passes, which include lounge access with video screens and fortune-telling sessions, are $299.98.
Riot Fest is set to wrap up in Toronto, Sept. 19-20, in Downsview Park with bands like the Wu-Tang Clan, Rancid, All Time Low, and Tyler, the Creator. Also playing will be Coheed and Cambria, Yelawolf, Alexisonfire and Andrew W.K. Early bird tickets are sold out, but more will become available June 16 here.
Tickets will rise in price as time goes on, so be sure to buy sooner rather than later. If you can't score passes through the official vendor, try checking StubHub, Craigslist or eBay for resale tickets. The Riot Fest subreddit also offers designated ticket exchanges for each city.
Riot Fest started in 2005 in Chicago and now draws more than 30,000 attendees to each show. See the full lineups and more information at the festival's website.