Riot Fest Announces Chicago, Denver Lineups: The Cure, Pussy Riot, The National

Robert Smith of The Cure performs during Lollapalooza 2013 at Grant Park on August 4, 2013 in Chicago, IL

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The traveling festival celebrates its ten-year anniversary in Chicago.

A week after it revealed its Toronto lineup, the punk and indie rock traveling circus Riot Fest has announced the full bills for its Chicago and Denver stops.

The Cure will headline both weekends and have also been added to the Toronto schedule. Other highlights slated to perform at both Chicago and Denver include the National, Weezer, Wu-Tang Clan, Slayer, Dropkick Murphys and the recently drummer-less Flaming Lips.

This year's festival marks ten years since Riot Fest began in Chicago.

Pussy Riot will also add to the experience at the Riot Fest's Chicago stop (Sept. 12-14). Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina will take part in a "special interactive panel discussion." More details on their appearance will be made available in the coming weeks, according to a press release.

Other notable artists that will play Chicago's Humboldt Park are Jane's Addiction, Tegan and Sara, the Offspring, Paul Weller, Mastodon, and Macaulay Culkin's Velvet Underground covers project, Pizza Underground. Also on the bill are Gwar, whose frontman Dave Brockie died in March.

Notable artists confirmed for Riot Fest's Sept. 19-21 stop at Denver's May Farms include TV on the Radio, Rise Against and A Day To Remember.


Toronto's Riot Fest stop takes place Sept. 6-7 at Downsview Park. Click here for more information on the lineup.

Tickets for all three weekends are on sale at Riot Fest's official site.

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