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Riot Fest 2018 Day One: From Pussy Riot to Weezer — Photo Gallery

Fans crowd surf as Sum 41 performs on day one of Riot Fest in Douglas Park, Friday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2018. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

There may have been social media doubt that it would ever get off the ground, but the 2018 incarnation of Riot Fest kicked off Friday without a hitch under sunny skies and packed crowds at Douglas Park.

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The music  extravaganza continues through Sunday at the Southwest Side park.

Here’s a look at some of Friday’s highlights: