Riot Fest 2014 lineup for Denver announced

Last year at Riot Fest in Denver.
Last year at Riot Fest in Denver.
Aaron Thackeray. Full slideshow

Riot Fest has just announced its 2014 lineup, and it features Slayer, The Cure, Wu Tang Clan, Die Antwoord and more. The festival will make its second appearance in Denver (well, technically Byers, where the host May Farms is located) from September 19 to 21. A limited number of early bird tickets are $99.98 and on sale now.

Riot Fest will be considerably bigger this year than last in several ways: The Fest will be three days instead of two and feature four stages instead of three. They're also doubling the number of both camping spaces and carnival rides as well as adding a second VIP area and more shade tents. Some logistical concerns from last year have been addressed as well -- there will be free parking and organizers promise a reconfigured layout designed to help alleviate traffic concerns.

The rest of the lineup is below, along with some more information about this year's Riot Fest.

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Riot Fest 2014 lineup for Denver announced

Riot Fest 2014 Denver Lineup

The Cure

The National

Rise Against


Social Distortion

The Flamying Lips



Sublime with Rome

Wu Tang Clan

TV on the Radio


A Day to Remember


Die Antwoord

Dropkick Murphys

Bring Me the Horizon

Gogol Bordello

Violent Femmes

City and Colour

The Used

Taking Back Sunday

Manchester Orchestra

New Found Glory



Hot Snakes

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes


Bouncing Souls

Face to Face



Dum Dum Girls

Bob Mould

Stiff Little Fingers


Las Dispute


We Cam as Romans

The Expendables


The Menzingers

Big Freedia

The ORwells


Larry and his Flask



In the Valley Below


Pianos Beomces the Teeth

I am the Avalanche


Cerebral Ballzy

Red City Radio


The Unlikely Candidates

Sole and DJ Pain 1

The Bots

Tiny Moving Parts

Plague Vendor

My Body Sings Electric

...and more to come.

More information about this year's festival is on the next page.

Riot Fest 2013
Riot Fest 2013
Eric Gruneisen

Riot Fest originated in Chicago ten years ago. This will be the second time it has appeared in Colorado; both times the organization behind it has partnered with Soda Jerk Presents to put together the local installment. Last year, we got Guided By Voices, FLAG and the Replacements, among others.

The Early Bird ticket price includes entry to all three days. They will be available for a short period of time, at which point prices will go up in tiers to $129.98, then $149.98, $178.98 and finally $189.98. VIP passes are $289.98. Camping passes are also on sale now.

In addition to the Colorado and Chicago dates, Riot Fest will be in September on September 6 and 7. The lineup there was announced on Saturday, and they're already up to the $178.98 price tier. Bands include Death Cab for Cutie, Social Distortion, Die Antwoord and The National.

Taking Back Sunday played a hugely successful show at the Ogden in April.
Taking Back Sunday played a hugely successful show at the Ogden in April.
Brandon Marshall.
Last year at Riot Fest. Expect more games this time around.
Last year at Riot Fest. Expect more games this time around.
Eric Gruneisen

Riot Fest Teaser from Riot Fest on Vimeo.


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