Nine Inch Nails, The Misfits, And My Chemical Romance Are Headlining Riot Fest

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The annual Chicago Riot Fest has announced its 2022 lineup and it is pretty damn stacked!

Most noticeably among the lineup are the main headliners, being that of Nine Inch Nails, My Chemical Romance, and the Misfits.

Alongside these headliners is that of an incredible array of rock, punk, and metal bands. Below are some of the bands you will find at the Chicago music festival:

GWAR, 7 Seconds, Madball, Descendents, Bauhaus, Yungblud, Alexisonfire, Wargasm (UK) and Fear.

The Chicago music festival Riot Fest will take place starting this September 16th and go through to September 18th in Douglas Park.

Below is a breakdown of each day of Riot Fest and those bands that will be playing said days. What are your thoughts on the lineup? Would you attend all weekend long, or show up for one individual day?

Friday, September 16th: My Chemical Romance, Alkaline Trio, Portugal. The Man, Bleachers, Descendents, Rocket From The Crypt, The Wonder Years, Placebo, Jeff Rosenstock, Anberlin, Less Than Jake, Lagwagon, Lucky Boys Confusion, Foxy Shazam, Boston Manor, Sincere Engineer, Pale Waves, Cloud Nothings, LS Dunes, Carolesdaughter, Destroy Boys, Aviva, Bob Vylan, Holy Fawn, Algiers, Wargasm (UK), Cliffdiver Sitting On Stacy.

Saturday, September 17: Misfits, Yellowcard, Bauhaus, Sunny Day Real Estate, Bad Religion, Yungblud, The Story So Far, The Front Bottoms, The Menzingers, Alexisonfire, Movements, JXDN,
The Get Up Kids, GWAR, 7 Seconds, Madball, Fear, Bully, The Joy Formidable, Together Pangea, Poorstacy, Mannequin Pussy, War on Women, Charlotte Sands, Jake Hill, Bridge City Sinners, Thick, Skating Polly, No Trigger, Surfbort.

Sunday, September 18: Nine Inch Nails, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ice Cube, Sleater-Kinney, Jimmy Eat World, The Academy Is…, Action Bronson, Lunachicks, The Maine, Midtown, PVRIS, Jawbox, Alice Glass, The Linda Lindas, Mom Jeans, Real Friends, The Juliana Theory, Josh A, Renforshort, Joey Valence & Brae, Weathers, Kid Sister, Save Face, The Bompops, Treaty Of Paris, Concrete Castles, Chastity, Moon Kissed, Night Spice.


Words by: Michael Pementel