Our painfully long live music drought is over. In Chicago, this summer, there are hundreds of killer bands to see in concert, over 100 just at Riot Fest.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we've had to miss out on many things. Is it me, or was the live music scene drying up about the absolute worst? So many concert tickets purchased that sit in a safe place waiting for newly rescheduled dates. Now, to find the money to see all the fests that are returning.

Riot Fest Announces Band Lineup for 2021 and 2022 Festivals

Riot Fest organizers are so stoked to be back at Douglas Park that they're already making big plans for next year's festival, too.

Riot Fest 2021 is scheduled for September 17-19

Nine Inch Nails

The Smashing Pumpkins

Faith No More

DEVO

NOFX

Dinosaur Jr.

Run the Jewels

The Ghost Inside

Motion City Soundtrack

Living Colour

Fishbone

New Found Glory

Circle Jerks

Simple Plan

Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

and more.

For the full 2021 lineup and to buy tickets, click HERE.

Riot Fest 2022 is scheduled for September 16-18

The Original Misfits (performing Walk Among Us in full)

My Chemical Romance

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Newnoisemagazine.com also shared this piece of good news,

"Previous ticket holders can purchase 2022 passes at a special price for a limited time; ticket transfers to next year, refunds, and layaway options are also available."

Head over to the Riot Fest website to get details on absolutely everything. Follow the fest on Instagram for updates.

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