Ones To Watch: Riot Fest 2019


This year, Riot Fest is returning to celebrate their 15 year anniversary. The festival will be taking place on September 13-15 and will be held at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL once again. Earlier today, the line-up was announced and we can’t even begin to explain how stoked we are about it!


We’re actually so stoked that if you continue to read, you’ll find a short list we compiled of artists that you might not want to miss at this years Fest.




#1 Blink-182

After dropping out of last years Riot Fest due to Travis Barker’s medical issues, Blink-182 are among one of the 88 acts that were announced to play the fest this year. Having just released their single, “Blame It On My Youth” earlier this month, as well as announcing a summer tour with support from Lil Wayne and Neck Deep, they seem to be doing a good job of keeping themselves busy and we can’t wait to see what they bring to the stage this year!

Suggested Track: What’s My Age Again?


#2 Senses Fail

Senses Fail are back at the Fest this year and are set to perform both, “From The Depths of Dreams” and “Let It Enfold You” in their entirety. We can’t even begin to explain how excited we are for this one. Really, we have no words. None. If there’s one performance you don’t want to miss this year, it’s gonna be this one.

Suggested Track: Double Cross


#3 Kali Masi

Kali Masi are without a doubt one of the bands I’m most excited to see play at Riot Fest this year. I was able to catch them on tour in May of last year and they quickly became one of my favorite bands. Their live performances are filled with an insane amount of energy and I truly can’t wait to see what they have in store for the Fest!

Suggested Track: Some Friends


#4 Hot Mulligan

Hailing from Lansing, Michigan, Hot Mulligan is one of the main bands I was hoping would be on the line-up this year. Having seen them perform twice before, they have quite the stage presence and I’m excited to see how they do at the Fest!

Suggested Track: Dary


#5 Grandson

Lastly, Grandson, who has been absolutely killing the game since getting signed to Fueled By Ramen in 2018, is also set to perform. His fan base this past year has only been getting stronger and after really listening to his music, it isn’t hard to tell why. I’m beyond excited to see how he takes all of the raw emotion from his music and incorporates it into a live performance.

Suggested Track: Is This What You Wanted


To purchase tickets to this years Riot Fest, you can click here.



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