Founded in 2005 in Chicago, Riot Fest is a multi-day music festival specializing in punk, rock, alternative, metal, and hip-hop. Carnival rides, amazing food vendors, sideshow performers, and more add to the atmosphere of this truly independent music fest.
Now in its 14th year, Riot Fest (September 14-16 at Douglas Park) strives to be the definitive touchstone for independent music and taste today in North America. Lineup coming soon!
Riot Fest endeavors to create a safe, positive, inclusive environment in Douglas Park, where fans of all ages can affordably rock out, check out a freakshow, ride a ferris wheel, eat a corn dog and most importantly, have fun.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 20 ($50 Late Fee for any application turned in after deadline)
ACCEPTANCE EMAILS: AUGUST 3
LOAD IN DETAILS: SEPTEMBER 6 *Please note: If you do not receive a “We have received your application OR You have been accepted/denied” email. Double check that you wrote down the correct email address or contact us if you have any questions about the status of your application.
W. Ogden Ave. & S. Sacramento Dr.
Chicago, IL 60623
Riot Fest urges fans to either take public transportation, or ride a bicycle to Riot Fest. These are the most effective, environmentally sound, and neighborly methods to get to Douglas Park. The CTA Pink Line’s California Ave. stop is just blocks away from the festival entrance – the most convenient route to the fest.
If you must drive, please respect Douglas Park residents and do NOT park on residential streets surrounding the park.
Note: StarEvents manages all the food vendors for the event.