See the Riot Fest schedule here (and on Goose Island beer cans)

A special pale ale brew courtesy of Goose Island and available only at the festival will feature pull-away labels with each day’s schedule.

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A limited edition Riot Fest beer available only at the festival this weekend will feature the complete daily schedules. Riot Fest

A limited edition Riot Fest beer available only at the festival this weekend will feature the complete daily schedules.

Riot Fest

Heading to Riot Fest next month? Listen closely. That sound you hear just might be the flip-tops popping on beer cans.

The daily set times were announced Thursday for the fest, which runs Sept. 13-15 in Douglas Park. And for those at the festival, all you’ll need is a cold brew to keep the schedule/set times handy. Literally.

Introducing Riot Fest Sucks Pale Ale, a new light amber-colored American Pale Ale courtesy of Goose Island Brewing — available in specially designed cans complete with pull-away labels that reveal daily schedules, stages and set times for every band.

The beer, according to Thursday’s announcement, “has a crisp, balanced hop aroma, citrus flavor, and notes of lightly toasted malt — a perfect beer for a mediocre festival!”

It’s only available at the fest and in limited quantities.

No need to wait till you arrive at the festival: check out the set times listed below or get the full rundown here.


Courtesy Riot Fest

Here’s the daily lineup:


Blink-182 (performing “Enema of the State”), the Flaming Lips (“Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots”), Jawbreaker, Rancid, Violent Femmes, Descendents, Dashboard Confessional (“The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most”), Pennywise, Cock Sparrer, Neck Deep, Hot Snakes, Lucero, Senses Fail, Glassjaw (“Worship and Tribute”), The Get Up Kids, Hot Water Music, Anti-Flag, H2O, Hot Mulligan, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, Caroline Rose, Mat Kerekes, Angel Du$t, The Garden, Pkew Pkew Pkew, Pink Fly, No Parents, Thin Lips, Yours Truly, Can’t Swim.


Slayer (in what is billed as its last Chicago show), Rise Against, Bloc Party (“Silent Alarm”), Die Antwoord, Manchester Orchestra, The Story So Far, Avail (“Over the James”), The Struts, Pvris, Anthrax, Testament, Andrew W.K., Gwar, Turnover, Senses Fail, The Selecter (“Too Much Pressure”), The Damned Things, Grandson, Turnstile, Surfer Blood, Cursive, The Hu, Prof, Cherry Glazerr, Masked Intruder, Drakulas, Microwave, Lando Chill, Cleopatrick, Elder . Brother, Monarchy Over Monday


Bikini Kill, The Raconteurs, Ween (“The Mollusk”), Patti Smith and her band, Taking Back Sunday (“Tell All Your Friends” and “Louder Now”), the B-52’s, Against Me! (“Reinventing Axl Rose” and “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”), The Starting Line, Streetlight Manifesto, Bob Mould, American Football, Village People, Ride, Guided by Voices, Less Than Jake, Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets, Frank Iero and the Future Violents, Save Ferris, The Ergs!, White Reaper, Teenage Bottlerocket, Dave Hause and the Mermaid, This Wild Life, Dead Swords, The Beaches, Sincere Engineer, Skating Polly, Ultra Q, Kali Masi, Ganser, Ramona

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