Riot Fest Unveils First Wave of 2018 Artists: Blink-182, Beck, Elvis Costello, Bleachers & More

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Matt Skiba, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker of Blink-182 attend the Blink 182-Karaoke Summer Tour Announcement at the Blind Dragon on April 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, Calif. 

Rock pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis will also play Chicago's three-day music festival.

One of Chicago's most anticipated annual music events has announced their preliminary lineup for 2018. Riot Fest revealed their first wave of artists Thursday (May 31), which will see a slew of rock acts take Douglas Park September 14-16 for the seventh year of the festival.

Among the first-announced artists are headliners blink-182 and Beck, as well as Elvis Costello, Bleachers, Incubus, Interpol, Blondie, Matt and Kim, Father John Misty, Young the Giant, Alkaline Trio and rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis.

Tickets for Riot Fest 2018 are now on sale. A second batch of names -- including a third headliner -- are expected to be announced in the next few weeks.

Check out the preliminary lineup in full below.


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