The Riot Fest 2021: Air time, venue, tickets, artist line-up and all about the concert headlined by Nine Inch Nails

The Riot Fest 2021: Air time, venue, tickets, artist line-up and all about the concert headlined by Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails, Run The Jewels and The Smashing Pumpkins (Getty Images)

The global pandemic might have canceled The Riot Fest in 2020 but the latest edition of the much-awaited music festival is all set to take place in September 2021. Giving much relief to concert lovers, the official Twitter account of The Riot Fest announced the big news along with the full line-up.

Packed with some of the greatest artists, the event will take place across three days. Guess what? They have already announced the headliners for 2022 as well. The much-renowned band My Chemical Romance will do the honors for the same. For the 2021 edition, we will see Nine Inch Nails, Run The Jewels and The Smashing Pumpkins as the headliners. “The Riot Fest 2021 lineup is (mostly) here! Nine Inch Nails will headline in 2021 — plus, more bands to be announced next week. Tickets for both 2021 and 2022 (with My Chemical Romance) are ON SALE NOW!”


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Air time and date

The Riot Fest 2021 will take place on September 17, 18 and 19 respectively with different artists taking over the stage every day. The new dates were announced after emo kings My Chemical Romance canceled their tour dates, forcing the festival organizers to push the date and look for new headliners. In 2022, the festival has been locked for the weekend of September 16-18.



The Riot Fest 2021 will take place in Chicago, Illinois. Fans will gather at Douglass Park Cultural & Community Center, 1401 S, Sacramento Dr, 60623, Chicago, IL, US. 

The band My Chemical Romance pose in the press room for Spike TV's 'Scream Awards 2006' at the Pantages Theatre on October 7, 2006, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Artistes line-up

Apart from Nine Inch Nails, Run The Jewels and The Smashing Pumpkins, fans will get to enjoy the performance of artists such as Pixies, Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco performing The Cool, Vic Mensa, and others. Here’s how the full line-up for the 2021 edition looks like.
The All-American Rejects
New Found Glory
Simple Plan
Gogol Bordello
Circle Jerks, Thrice
Circa Survive, K Flay
Toots and the Maytals
Les Savy Fav
Best Coast
Meg Myers
Mayday Parade
Living Colour
Big Freedia
Beach Bunny
Alex G
Saves the Day
Don Broco
F**ked Up,
Boston Manor
The Sounds
White Lung
Beach Goons
Meet Me @ the Altar
Holy Fawn
Chubby and the Gang




According to the official website, fans who bought the tickets for the Rio Fest 2020 will be allowed for a special Thursday Preview Party on September 16, 2021. The extra night of the music festival will come with special features such as secret sets from mystery bands, Ferris wheel ride and exclusive merchandise. They can also transfer their ticket to 2022 or plan a trip to Chicago in 2021 or buy a ticket for 2022 at a reduced cost. For refunds and transfers, fans can visit here.


Speaking of tickets for the 2021 edition, unfortunately, they have already been sold out. However, fans still have the opportunity to get their hands on tickets for the 2022 edition. The three-day passes for next year’s edition can be bought from here. Tickets for The Riot Fest 2022 are available in the categories namely General, VIP, Deluxe and Ultimate. According to Alternate Press Magazine, one has to shell out $155 for the General Admission pass while a VIP bundle would cost $249.98. The Deluxe package will come at $749.98 whereas the Ultimate pass is up for sale at $1,499.98. Get your tickets here.


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