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.
Riot Fest 2014 Denver Lineup The Cure The National Rise Against Weezer Social Distortion The Flamying Lips Primus Slayer Sublime with Rome Wu Tang Clan TV on the Radio Descendents A Day to Remember NOFX 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 Lucero Failure Hot Snakes Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Clutch Bouncing Souls Face to Face Glassjaw Buzzcocks Dum Dum Girls Bob Mould Stiff Little Fingers All Las Dispute Mineral We Cam as Romans The Expendables 3OH!3 The Menzingers Big Freedia The ORwells Passafire Larry and his Flask Nostalghia Skaters In the Valley Below Dads Pianos Beomces the Teeth I am the Avalanche Radkey Cerebral Ballzy Red City Radio Wounds 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 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.
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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.
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