Riot Fest 2018: Blink-182, Beck, Elvis Costello, Incubus and More Announced

Riot Fest 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?

Blink-182, Beck 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 Elvis Costello, Atmosphere, Young the Giant, Incubus, Blondie, Interpol, and the return of Russian rabble-rousers Pussy Riot (“performing a few years after hosting a truly gripping panel on music and protest with Henry Rollins at Riot Fest 2014”). Woah.

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


Blink-182, Beck, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Incubus, Young the Giant, Interpol, Blondie, Alkaline Trio, Father John Misty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dropkick Murphys, Bleachers, Atmosphere, Flogging Molly, Cypress Hill, Bad Religion, Underoath, Matt and Kim, the Jesus Lizard, Sum 41, the Voidz, the Front Bottoms, Twin Peaks, K.Flay, Suicidal Tendencies, Bullet For My Valentine, Clutch, the Wonder Years, Digable Planets, Liz Phair, Cat Power, Gary Numan, Killing Joke, Hot Snakes, Wolfmother, Moose Blood, SWMRS, Johnny Marr, Superchunk, JD McPherson, Reignwolf, Lagwagon, Pussy Riot, FEAR, Andrew W.K., GWAR, the Aquabats, Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers, Face to Face, the Exploited, the Bouncing Souls, Dillinger Four, Conflict, Piebald, Adolescents, the Avengers, Cobra Skulls, HEALTH, Calpurnia, Kevin Devine, the Frights, the Districts, Arkells, the Audition, Spitalfield, Flor, Speedy Ortiz, Bully, Lower Class Brats, Total Chaos, the Fever 333, Direct Hit!, Mom Jeans., Mannequin Pussy, Pronoun, Beach Goons, the Bombpops, Badflower, Save Face, Super Whatevr, Beach Bunny, 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.