The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, The National, Rise Against and the Wu-Tang Clan were among 100 bands announced Tuesday for the 10th anniversary Riot Fest in Humboldt Park on Sept. 12-14.
Also scheduled to appear are former Pussy Riot members/activists Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina. They are expected to participate in an “interactive panel discussion.” The Pussy Riot punk collective drew the ire of Russian authorities – including President Vladimir Putin — in recent years with its provocative public protests and performances. Tolokonnikova and Alekhina, who became the face of the band, were imprisoned for 13 months in 2012-13 for “hooliganism,” sparking an international outcry from human rights groups.
Also notable is that headliner Jane’s Addiction is led by Perry Farrell, a founding member of a competing festival, Lollapalooza, which plays Aug. 1-3 in Grant Park.
The Chicago festival is sandwiched between two other Riot Fests, in Toronto on Sept. 6-7 and Denver on Sept. 19-21, with the Cure headlining all three. Tickets ($99.98 for three-day pass) are on sale at ticketfly.com.
With a few artists still to be announced in future weeks, the lineup so far includes:
The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, The National, Rise Against, Weezer, the Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Slayer, The Offspring, Wu-Tang Clan, Descendents, Tegan and Sara, Metric, Samhain, Cheap Trick, Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina), Patti Smith, Taking Back Sunday, Die Antwoord, City and Colour, Paul Weller, The Used, Bring Me the Horizon, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello, Of Mice & Men, Mastodon, the Afghan Whigs.
Naked Raygun, Cock Sparrer, Dashboard Confessional, Superchunk, Billy Bragg, Blue Meanies, Lucero, New Found Glory, Saosin with Anthony Green, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Murder City Devils, Mudhoney, Failure, Hot Snakes, the Dandy Warhols, Thurston Moore, Circa Survive, the Get Up Kids, Motion City Soundtrack, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Streetlight Manifesto, Clutch, GWAR, Buzzcocks.
Andrew W.K., Bouncing Souls, Stiff Little Fingers, Face to Face, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Marky Ramone with the Bouncing Souls, Wavves, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, We Came As Romans, Senses Fail, The Orwells, ALL, Mineral, Title Fight, La Dispute, RX Bandits, Samiam, 7 Seconds, Anti-Flag, The Menzingers, The Front Bottoms.
Silverstein, Emarosa, Citizen, The World is a Beautiful Place…, Bad Suns, The Pizza Underground, the Hotelier, Nostalghia, In The Valley Below, Radkey, Pianos Become the Teeth, Modern Baseball, I Am the Avalanche, Skaters, Laura Stevenson, Cerebral Ballzy, Red City Radio, PUP, Dads, ShowYouSuck, The Unlikely Candidates.
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas; My Gold Mask; The Bots; Broncho; the American Scene; Baby Baby; Restorations; Wounds; Plague Vendor; Team Spirit; Somos; Rose’s Pawn Shop; Chumped; Archie Powell & the Exports; Ex Friends; UR Lineup Sux Bro; Ughhh; My Parents Are Here.
-Chicago Tribune is reporting