United states | Riot Fest

United states | Riot Fest

Riot Fest Music Festival

Days at the music festival can feel like a marathon. Especially when you have three days of great bands packed back to back. In the case of Riot Fest, when you’re not partying on stage listening to your favorite artists, you still have a carnival to bounce around in. Plus, you’re going to have the possible barriers to navigating the festival grounds, the possibility of wild weather in Chicago.

Riot Fest Music festival lineup:

My Chemical Romance, The Smashing Pumpkins, Run the Jewels, Pixies , Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco performing The Cool, Vic Mensa, The All-American Rejects, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Gogol Bordello, Circle Jerks, Thrice, Circa Survive, K.Flay, Toots and the Maytals, Jawbox, Les Savy Fav, Best Coast, Bayside, L7, Meg Myers, PUP, Mayday Parade, FEVER 333,  Living Colour, Big Freedia, Beach Bunny, Alex G,  Thursday, Saves the Day, Don Broco, Joywave, Hepcat, Fishbone, Fucked Up, Boston Manor, The Sounds, White Lung, KennyHoopla,  Beach Goons, Meet Me @ the Altar, Radkey, Holy Fawn, Chubby and the Gang…. More bands, and headliners, and surprises still to be announced!

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Plan ahead:

First of all, know how you’re going to get to Riot Fest. We recommend avoiding driving and using public transit in Chicago. vBus, rail, Metra are the best ways to get to the festival and back every day . If you like, you can even ride a bike! The headache of navigating the area, sitting in traffic, and the hassle and cost of parking will save you time and money. The night before, be sure to map out your route.

At the music festival:

As for the music, check out the schedule of the Riot Fest and the stages where each band performs, so you can prepare which artists you want to see in advance. Get a festival map and work out things by adding your schedule to your smartphone reminder alarm. You don’t want to experience the devastation that comes with missing your favorite band performing. Make sure you have time to check out the carnival rides at the Riot Fest, local stalls, great food, non-profits, and maybe a few signings for bands.

What to bring to Riot Fest:

Since camping and sleeping at the music festival grounds is prohibited, you do not have to think about packing everything but the kitchen sink. Of course, there are some essentials that you should bring to maximize your Riot Fest experience. Be sure to check the weather and prepare for the worst as the weather can be unpredictable.
Here are some the top essential tools to bring.

  • An empty water bottle (to refill inside)
  • Fanny pack or small backpack
  • Light jacket (it can get chilly)
  • Sunscreen (non-aerosol only)
  • Blanket (for sitting in the grass )
  • Portable charger for your phone
  • Poncho or rain jacket (just in case)
  • Comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty
  • No valuable items
  • Your tickets, your ID, and cash for the vendors

Venue:
Douglas Park, Chicago

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united states | Summer Camp

united states | Summer Camp

Summer Camp Music Festival

During the 3-day event at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL, the first event of the Summer Camp Music Festival in 2001 brought over 1,000 patrons to enjoy over 15 bands on two stages. Since then, Summer Camp has annually transformed the grounds, attracting more fans, more fun and more music. This festival is now the host of a number of performances over three days on various stages (four if you make it to the Pre-Party Thursday!).

summer camp music festival lineup:

Organizers of the Summer Camp Music Festival are looking ahead to 2021 with mainstays like moe. and Umphrey’s McGee as well as Ween, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Billy Strings, Three6Mafia, Rezz, STS9, Tipper, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Shpongle, The Wood Brothers, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Aqueous and Kyle Hollingsworth Band have signed up once again for the Chillicothe, Ill. event.and more.

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Join the Pre-Party:

The only way to experience the Summer Camp entirely is to attend the Thursday Pre-Party. The campers come out of the gates hot and ready for four days to live it up. Arriving on Thursday ensures you’ll get dibs as well as sets on the best camp sites.

Bring a Wagon:

General camping is tent only and some of the camp spots are very far from the parking lot.  If you have more gear than you can haul on your back be sure to bring a wagon.

Come Prepared for Any Weather:

Of course, everyone is hoping for moderate weather and bright skies, but the weather has been all over the place at the Summer Camp for the last few years. Come prepared for anything and then you’ll be ready to roll with it and enjoy the weekend no matter what.

Venue:
Three Sisters Park

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