Red Bull Gives Riot Fest Wings. Following a successful partnership in 2009, Red Bull and Riot Fest partnered together again this year enabling several shows and more venues to be added, as well as very unique vehicle transporting bands around town.
Riot Fest announces the largest punk festival yet, set for October 6-10, 2010 in Chicago. Bad Religion, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Circle Jerks, Articles of Faith, Snapcase, Less Than Jake, The Lawrence Arms, Bouncing Souls, High On Fire, Corrosion of Conformity, Riverboat Gamblers, Red Oktoberfest presented by Red Scare, “Busted at Oz” Reunion, Cro-Mags, FUN., Negative Approach, Smoking Popes, Bhopal Stiffs, The Meatmen, Agnostic Front, Off With Their Heads, Brendan Kelly, The Toasters, Roy Ellis a.k.a. Mr. Symarip, Righteous Fool, Jello Biafra, the Guantanamo School of Medicine, The Bronx and many more.
An extraordinary array of punk bands will take the stages at Congress Theater, Metro, House of Blues, Double Door, and Subterranean. There will be 17 shows over five venues (not including secret shows), making 5 day passes extraordinarily economical. With more headliners than ever before, Riot Fest saw the need to make traversing the city easier and answered the call – 2010 will find shuttle buses running from Cobra Lounge (there is ample free parking nearby) to each venue and back, where rumor has it that late-night free shows will be going down.
A series of official Riot Fest secret shows will be announced via RiotFest.org; they’ll take place undisclosed locations over the summer and fall.
Now in its sixth year, Riot Fest has come a long way in a very short time. When Mike Petryshyn launched Riot Fest in 2005, only two of the bands he really wanted to play agreed to do so. In the first five years, 25,000 fans have attended to see over 200 bands.
Check out this cool article from the Chicago Sun Times about Raygun reuniting at Riot Fest 2010.
To purchase tickets visit TicketWeb.
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