The rock ‘n roll rodeo RIOT Fest is Going to Rock Denver Labor Day Weekend

The 2016 Riot Fest boasts headliners the Original Misfits, Jane’s Addiction, Death Cab for Cutie, Ween and more over at the National Western Complex. Just follow the smell of dry dog food from the Purina factory off of I-70 and you’re almost there.

Midwest party pumpers over at Riot Fest have shown fans of the punk persuasion a little bit of mercy. After this year’s Riot Fest, a slew of headlining acts will serve as after-show main attractions at Summit Music Hall, Marquis Theater and Hi-Dive from Sept. 2-4 during the long Labor Day weekend.

Among the initial 77-band lineup announcement are many reunions, full-album concerts and last shows. Notable among them: Motion City Soundtrack, who are on their final tour and will perform likely their last show in Denver during Riotfest; Jane’s Addiction, playing their 1990 sophomore album “Ritual De Lo Habitual” in its entirety; and Wolf Parade, who just played their first show in five years last night and will make make their Denver reunion debut at Riotfest.

Tickets to Denver’s Sept. 2-4 2016 Riotfest start at $189.98 and are still available now.


Friday, September 2nd
Jane’s Addiction, Death Cab For Cutie, Deftones, Fitz & The Tantrums, Descendents, NOFX, Thursday, Jake Bugg, Motion City Soundtrack, Wolf Parade, Suicidal Tendencies, Lagwagon, The Aquabats, The Wonder Years, Dan Deacon, RogUe Wave, Fucked Up, Touché Amoré, White Lung, Plague Vendor, Diarrhea Planet, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Turnover, Night Riots, Syd Arthur, Death Spells, Donna Missal
and Featuring Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue

Saturday, September 3rd
Ween, Sleater-Kinney, Julian Marley, Underoath, DeVotchKa, The Hold Steady, Yo La Tengo, The Dandy Warhols, Vince Staples, Glassjaw, Danny Brown, Against Me!, Meat Puppets, Leftöver Crack, Billy Talent, Set Your Goals, FrnkIero AndThe Patience, People Under The Stairs, Fat Nick & Don Krez, Violent Soho, Somos, The Lillingtons, Judith Hill, Tigers Jaw, Kirk Knight, Diet Cig
and Featuring Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue

Sunday, September 4th
The Original Misfits, Featuring Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, NAS, Tyler, the Creator, 2Chainz, Gogol Bordello, Bad Religion, Pepper, Sleigh Bells, Chevy Metal, Flatbush Zombies, Hatebreed, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Murder By Death, Converge, Lewis Del Mar, Juliette Lewis & the Licks, Pouya, Bleached, DEE-1, Bryce Vine, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, 3Teeth, Holy White Hounds, Jule Vera, Microwave, High Waisted, Culture Abuse
and Featuring Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue


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The veterans of the punk scene look to run rampant over the three days with The Aquabats, Against Me!, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Bleached, Lagwagon, Thursday and more. Doors will open at 8 p.m. for Hi-Dive (tickets $13.00 advanced / $15.00 day), 9 p.m. for Summit Music Hall ($20.00 advanced / $23.00 day of show) and 10 p.m. for Marquis Theater ($25.00). You can buy tickets via or

Sheila Shawndell
Sheila Shawndell Festpop Metal/Rock/Punk Staff Writr
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