Riot Fest Chicago 2017 Line-up

JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 8,636
Some good stuff...NIN, QOTSA, New Order, Jawbreaker (!), X, Prophets of Rage

http://riotfest.org/chicago/lineup/

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  • ledveddermanledvedderman Posts: 7,116
    Damn. That's really solid.
  • TvanTvan ChicagoPosts: 41
    Going! Lots of good stuff in there... first time the lineup has compelled me to buy a full weekend ticket. Need the day by day to come out so I can decide whether I can miss most of Sunday though, friends are trying to get me to ride the North Shore Century that day.
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  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 8,636
    Tvan said:

    Going! Lots of good stuff in there... first time the lineup has compelled me to buy a full weekend ticket. Need the day by day to come out so I can decide whether I can miss most of Sunday though, friends are trying to get me to ride the North Shore Century that day.

    Is it easy to get to the festie from the loop?
  • TvanTvan ChicagoPosts: 41
    JOEJOEJOE said:

    Is it easy to get to the festie from the loop?

    Should be pretty easy, you're out of walking distance though. There is a bus that runs down Roosevelt as well as the CTA Pink line stop just south of the park. It's about four miles from downtown so Uber/Lyft is the way to go if public transportation isn't your thing.
    EAST TROY, WI 9/3/11
    CHICAGO, IL 8/20/16
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  • bflynn1bflynn1 Posts: 740
    I'll already be there that weekend for Cubs vs Cards. Would really like to see NIN and QOTSA, but kind of want to hold out until I can see them on their own tours and not a fest.
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 2,435
    Really want to know the day breakdown. Hopefully TVOTR and NIN are the same day.
  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 8,636
    Tvan said:

    JOEJOEJOE said:

    Is it easy to get to the festie from the loop?

    Should be pretty easy, you're out of walking distance though. There is a bus that runs down Roosevelt as well as the CTA Pink line stop just south of the park. It's about four miles from downtown so Uber/Lyft is the way to go if public transportation isn't your thing.
    Thanks for the info!
  • H.ChinaskiH.Chinaski Brooklyn, NYPosts: 1,032
    While i won't be able to make it to this and i hear the experience of Riot fest is kinda shitty. JAWBREAKER!!!!
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  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 8,636
    Can anyone who has been to Riot Fest at Douglas park offer any insight as to how crowded it gets?    Is there enough open space to offer breaks from huge crowds of people, etc?
  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 1,075
    I'd love to know more too.  Whole family is going (husband, me and our kiddo).  The line up was just too good not to go, we got weekend passes although the day by day schedule will determine how much we actually are there for.

    Who's gone before?  What did you love about it?  What didn't you love?
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 11,857
    JOEJOEJOE said:
    Can anyone who has been to Riot Fest at Douglas park offer any insight as to how crowded it gets?    Is there enough open space to offer breaks from huge crowds of people, etc?


    Oh yeah, definitely plenty of space......Douglas Park is gigantic and the fest takes up a majority of the park. It's not completely jam- packed everywhere you go like Lollapalooza so there's definitely room to go have a break from the crowds.
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  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 8,636
    JOEJOEJOE said:
    Can anyone who has been to Riot Fest at Douglas park offer any insight as to how crowded it gets?    Is there enough open space to offer breaks from huge crowds of people, etc?


    Oh yeah, definitely plenty of space......Douglas Park is gigantic and the fest takes up a majority of the park. It's not completely jam- packed everywhere you go like Lollapalooza so there's definitely room to go have a break from the crowds.
    Thanks!
  • elvistheking44elvistheking44 Posts: 3,021
    JOEJOEJOE said:
    Can anyone who has been to Riot Fest at Douglas park offer any insight as to how crowded it gets?    Is there enough open space to offer breaks from huge crowds of people, etc?


    Oh yeah, definitely plenty of space......Douglas Park is gigantic and the fest takes up a majority of the park. It's not completely jam- packed everywhere you go like Lollapalooza so there's definitely room to go have a break from the crowds.
    Yes, as said above.  Plenty of space to do your own thing and Douglas Park is HUGE and a great place for a festival.....once you are there.
    Unfortunately it's in kind of a shitty part of the city and it's not the easiest to get to.  Be aware of where you are when you leave at night....
  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 8,636
    They are announcing the second wave of bands tomorrow.
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