Riot Fest Announces 2021 First Wave Lineup

Riot Fest 2020 is postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are looking ahead to 2021 newly announced first wave lineup.

For those who were excited about the highly anticipated reunion of My Chemical Romance, fear not – they will be part of the 2021 lineup. They will be joined by the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Pixies, Coheed and Cambria, and many, many more. Next year’s festival will run from September 17-19.

If you had tickets for 2020’s festival, they are valid for 2021. If you want a refund or to transfer your 2020 tickets, you have 30 days to apply. Weekend passes are on sale now here, starting at $149.98. If you buy your tickets within the next 30 days, or you have already purchased tickets for 2020, you will gain access to the special preview night on September 16. There will be surprise sets from mystery bands and you’ll also get the opportunity to shop at the vendors before everyone else. 

In the coming months, the second and final waves will be announced but for now, take a look at the full list of first wave bands:

See you in 458 days…

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Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!