RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL
CHICAGO SHOWS WRAP TO GREAT SUCCESS

3-DAY FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 14, 15, 16 AT HUMBOLDT PARK AND CONGRESS THEATER IN CHICAGO
8TH ANNUAL FEST FEATURED OVER 30 MUSIC ACTS

FINAL RIOT FEST SHOW HITS DALLAS, TX SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
AT GEXA ENERGY PAVILION

RIOT FEST day-crowd. Photo credit: Mathew Stokes: mjstokes1@gmail.com.

The eighth annual RIOT FEST–the music festival which celebrates rockindie, punk andunderground artists from every era–wrapped a successful run in its flagship home of Chicagodrawing over 65,000 fans in its inaugural 3-day run this past weekend (September 14-16). Expanding into an outdoor music event and carnival in Humboldt Park for the first time, RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL proved to be a triumphant and celebratory event featuring full-throttle performances from Rise AgainstIggy and The StoogesElvis CostelloThe Offspring,DescendentsThe Jesus And Mary ChainNOFXA Day To RememberThe Promise Ring,Dropkick MurphysAlkaline TrioThe Gaslight AnthemChiodosAwolnation, Built To SpillGogol BordelloNeon TreesFishboneGWARHot Water MusicSlapstickAndrew W.K.CursiveImagine DragonsThe AdictsNoBunny, Of Mice & MenMinus The Bear,Frank TurnerCoheed and Cambria, Less Than Jake, Japanther, A Wilhelm Scream, Screaming Females, The Henry Clay People, Fireworks and many more.

After stops in BrooklynToronto and its Chicago homebase, RIOT FEST heads south toDallas, TX for its final show of 2012 on Saturday, September 22 at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Artists featured on Saturday’s stop include: Rise Against, Descendents, NOFX, The Gaslight Anthem, Less Than Jake, Andrew WK, The Sword, Municipal Waste, Teenage Bottlerocket, Off With Their Heads, Messengers, The News Can Wait, Fever Dreamer, Mouth Of The South, The American Heist, Venomous Maximus and Not In The Face.

Iggy and The Stooges wrap up Sunday night at RIOT FEST.

Ferris Wheel at RIOT FEST. Photo credit Heather Kaplan/COS.