has unveiled their first, huge list of artists set to appear at this year’s music festival the weekend of September 14-16, 2018 in Chicago’s Douglas Park.

Who is headlining?

, and a third to be revealed during the second wave lineup announcement, coming in a few weeks.

Who else will be there?

Uhhhh, well they’re really going eclectic this year. They’ve even got Jerry Lee Lewis and , , , , , , and the return of Russian rabble-rousers (“performing a few years after hosting a truly gripping panel on music and protest with at 2014”). Woah.

The full lineup is really impressive, check it out below.


, , & the Imposters, , , , , Alkaline Trio, , Jerry Lee Lewis, , , , , , , Underoath, , the Jesus Lizard, Sum 41, , the Front Bottoms, , , , Bullet For My Valentine, , the Wonder Years, , , , , Killing Joke, , , Moose Blood, SWMRS, , Superchunk, , Reignwolf, Lagwagon, , FEAR, , GWAR, the Aquabats, Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers, Face to Face, the Exploited, the Bouncing Souls, Dillinger Four, Conflict, Piebald, Adolescents, the Avengers, Cobra Skulls, , , , the Frights, the Districts, Arkells, the Audition, Spitalfield, Flor, , , Lower Class Brats, Total Chaos, the , Direct Hit!, Mom Jeans., , Pronoun, , the Bombpops, , Save Face, Super Whatevr, , No Small Children, and featuring Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue

Riot Fest 2018 3-day passes are on sale now, available in General Admission and three tiers of upgraded VIP options. All passes can be purchased via the following links:


Riot Fest also offers a layaway program for fans to pay off their tickets incrementally during the months leading up to the festival.

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