Music Festivals

Riot Fest at the National Western Complex

  • Corbot performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28. .
  • Andrew Johnson (top) , of Casper, WY, crowd surfs and passes  marijuana to a concert attendee while Testament performs at Denver Riot Fest on Friday, August 29. “I just wanted to circle in the mospit a few times” Johnson said, “ and some guys offered to hoist me up.” Johnson suffers from muscular dystrophy and is an advocate for marijuana in his home state of Wyoming.
  • Atmosphere, culture and arts of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Mosh pit during Testament at  Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on Friday, August 29.
  • System of a Down performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28. .
  • Fire spitter during 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Ariel view of Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Snoop Dogg performs during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Atmosphere, culture and arts of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • A man exhales smoke during 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28..
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  • Fans of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30..
  • Ice Cube performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Tenacious D on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Atmosphere and culture of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Iggy Pop performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Atmpsphere, culture and arts of the 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Snoop Dogg performs during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Andrew Johnson (top) , of Casper, WY, crowd surfs while Testament performs at Denver Riot Fest on Friday, August 29. “I just wanted to circle in the mospit a few times” Johnson said, “some guys offered to hoist me up.”
  • System of a Down performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28..
  • Corbot performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.  .
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  • Anthrax performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28. .
  • A fan rocks out during Andrew W.K. at 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • A performer in the Freak show tent during 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Andrew W.K on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Mosh pit while thrash band testament performs at  2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Food of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • The White Buffalo on-stage at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • System of a Down performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complexon August 28. .
  • L7 on-stage at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complexon August 30.
  • Atmosphere and culture of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28..
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  • Fan rocks during Andrew W.K. at 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30. .
  • Testament performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Atmosphere and culture of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.  .
  • Mosh pit while thrash band testament performs at  2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • System of a Down performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28..
  • Atmosphere and culture of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Anthrax performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28. .
  • Atmosphere and culture of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Fire swallower during 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Carnival rides at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
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  • Anthrax performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Ice Cube performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28 .
  • Corbot performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28..
  • GZA on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Testament performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Iggy Pop performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complexon August 28. .
  • Mosh pit while thrash band testament performs at  2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Fans of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Audiance of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Mosh pit while thrash band testament performs at  2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
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  • Side show performer freak walks on glass with hands during 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Andrew W.K on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • System of a Down performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28..
  • Audience of the 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complexon August 28..
  • System of a Down performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28..
  • Ice Cube performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Fans wait for doors to open before start of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival on August 28.
  • Yelawolf on-stage at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex Fire on August 30.
  • Ice Cube performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • GZA on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
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  • The Get Up Kids performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28. .
  • Corbot performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28..
  • Atmosphere and culture of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28..
  • Corbot performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28..
  • Iggy Pop performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.  .
  • Mosh pit while thrash band testament performs at  2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
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  • Snoop Dogg performs during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30..
  • Metal fan during 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28. .
  • Crowd surfers during 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
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  • L7 on-stage at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30..
  • Mosh pit while thrash band testament performs at  2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Anthrax performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Snoop Dogg performs during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Fan at 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Mosh pit while thrash band testament performs at  2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Mosh pit while thrash band testament performs at  2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Andrew Johnson (top) , of Casper, WY, crowd surfs while Testament performs at Denver Riot Fest on Friday, August 29. “I just wanted to circle in the mospit a few times” Johnson said, “some guys offered to hoist me up.”
  • Kyle Gass, of Tenacious D on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Atmosphere and culture of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
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  • System of a Down performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28..
  • Mosh pit while thrash band testament performs at  2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Andrew W.K on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Andrew Johnson (center) , of Casper, WY, crowd surfs while Testament performs at Denver Riot Fest on Friday, August 29. “I just wanted to circle in the mospit a few times” Johnson said, “some guys offered to hoist me up.”
  • Tenacious D on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30. .
  • GZA on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Carnival rides at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • A performer of the freak show hand stands on glass during 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Crowd surfers during 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Fan at 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
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  • System of a Down performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28..
  • Jack Black, of Tenacious D on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Atmosphere and culture of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Anthrax performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.  .
  • Mosh pit while thrash band testament performs at  2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • System of a Down performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28..
  • Atmosphere and culture of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Side show artist drills though his nose during 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30
  • Fans display Wu-Tang Clan symbol during GZA 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Sunset during the first day of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
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  • Atmosphere of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Cayetana performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28. .
  • A vender passes a slice of pizza during 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Audience of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex August 30.
  • Tenacious D on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • System of a Down performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Andrew W.K on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Atmosphere, culture and arts of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Atmosphere and culture of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Fans  of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
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  • Snoop Dogg performs during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complexon August 30.
  • The Get Up Kids performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Snoop Dogg performs during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Mosh pit while thrash band testament performs at  2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Testament performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Testament performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • 88 Fingers Louie performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • GZA on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • System of a Down performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28..
  • Jack Black, of Tenacious D on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
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  • Mosh pit while thrash band testament performs at  2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Anthrax performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • The White Buffalo on-stage at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Iggy Pop performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Atmosphere and culture of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • The Get Up Kids equipment before taking the stage at 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28..
  • Snoop Dogg performs during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Atmosphere and culture of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • L7 on-stage at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30. .
  • A side show performer pulls a condom though his mouth a noes at 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
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  • A curious fan peeks though a fence during 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • DJ Yella warms up the crowd before Ice Cube performs at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Iggy Pop performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.  .
  • Mosh pit while thrash band testament performs at  2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28.
  • Atmpsphere, culture and arts of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Testament performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Freak hand stands on bowling balls  with hands during 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • A fan displays a sign before L7 performs at 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Atmpsphere, culture and arts of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • L7 on-stage at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30. .
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  • L7 on-stage at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30. .
  • L7 on-stage at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30..
  • Atmosphere, culture and arts of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30..
  • Fan during Andrew W.K. at 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Andrew W.K on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex August 30.
  • Yelawolf on-stage at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Atmosphere and culture of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Ice Cube performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28 .
  • Bed of nails in freak show tent at  2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex Fire on August 30.
  • Atmosphere, culture and arts of 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
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  • A sad Motörhead after hearing that frontman Lemmy was ill due to altitude sickness, Motörhead cancelled a schedule appearance.
  • Carnival rides at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Jack Black, of Tenacious D on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Riot Fest at the National Western Complex
  • Atmpsphere, culture and arts of the 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
  • Andrew W.K on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Andrew W.K band on-stage during Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 30.
  • Atmosphere, culture and arts of the 2015 Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex.
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Brandon Marshall
Corbot performing at Riot Fest Music Festival at National Western Complex on August 28. .
Riot Fest made its third Denver appearance over the weekend at the National Western Complex. This year's lineup was the biggest yet, with headlining sets by the Pixies, Ice Cube and More. All photos by Brandon Marshall