Riot Fest Denver This Weekend!

Article Contributed by Philip Emma | Published on Monday, September 15, 2014

Riot Fest will be held at Mile High Stadium this year, and Denver is lucky enough to be one of the three cities picked to have these talented and eclectic bands play in our area.

In 2005, Riot Fest booked a multi-venue weekend of punk and rock in Chicago with bands such as Dead Kennedys, The Misfits, and The Bouncing Souls kicking things off. They even had ticket giveaways on their sweet Myspace page, and since then have been working hard every year to bring you the best fest they can.

In 2012, they realized the amount of things they wanted to bring to you could no longer be contained inside a few venues, and decided to expand to the sunny and spacious Humboldt Park in Chicago. They expanded to other cities.  They added carnival rides, Lucha Libre, porta-potties, and much more.

2014 marks their 10th anniversary, and they couldn’t be more excited to celebrate in Toronto, Chicago, and Denver!

They’re fans first, and their goal has always been simply to throw some unforgettable shows. Seriously, some guy on Facebook said they were the best festival ever. The creators also promise never to book Justin Bieber or make a Harlem Shake video.

These are just a few of the great bands that will be featured at the festival: The Cure, Primus, TV on the Radio, The National, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Violent Femes, Dropkick Murphys, NOFX, and Rise Against.

They may not be the prettiest festival, but they’ll totally sleep with you on the first date they said.

Get you tickets now!