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

Photo by Ashley Altus

“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 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 .