Riot Fest

HM's Ashley Altus ventured to Chicago for the prolific Riot Fest, a rock festival put on by The Riot Fest Foundation with roots in punk, alternative and hip-hop

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“The important aspect in all of this, at least on our end, is that because of who we are as a festival—and the bands we book—we can’t just park it in neutral anymore. With a certain amount of success comes a duty and ought. I cannot stress that enough. As much as people want to tie our legacy into reuniting bands and Ferris wheels, those things should only play into what we really want to leave behind, and that’s helping others.”

– Michael Petryshyn, Founder, Riot Fest Corporation and Riot Fest Foundation

A Day to Remember


Four Year Strong


New Found Glory

New Found Glory Photo by Ashley Altus for HM Magazine


TV on the Radio


The Story So Far


Say Anything


State Champs


Bayside

Bayside Photo by Ashley Altus for HM Magazine


Minus the Bear


Dirty Heads


Taking Back Sunday

Taking Back Sunday Photo by Ashley Altus for HM Magazine


Best Coast


Potty Mouth


The Menzingers

Riot Fest was posted on October 2, 2017 for HM Magazine and authored by .