Riot Fest will move to Douglas Park

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CHICAGO --  Despite the overwhelming support from the community, businesses and musicians, Riot Fest is moving from Humboldt Park.

Riot Fest announced Wednesday morning that the 2015 festival will be held in Douglas Park.

26th Ward Alderman Roberto Maldonado didn’t want Riot Fest in Humboldt Park this year because he says it's still recovering from last year's fest.

Over 8,300 people signed a petition to keep Riot Fest in Humboldt Park.

Douglas Park, a historical regional park, is a 10-minute ride from Humboldt Park.

“From Woodstock to Riot Fest it’s about unity and creating a positive community.  It’s as American pie as you can get.  We are excited that Riot Fest has honored us by selecting Douglas Park as its new home.  More importantly, the community is thrilled to say ‘welcome’ to the over 150,000 fans, artists and staff that make Riot Fest possible.  We look forward to working with Riot Fest, Mike and Sean, and we welcome the economic impact Riot Fest brings to the community," said 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas.

The September event has been ranked the number one music festival in the country.

Riot Fest, the second largest music festival in Chicago, has been holding it’s annual festivals here since 2005.

Last year, roughly 160,000 people from all over the world attended the event.

Riot Fest is scheduled for September 11-13.

 

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