Riot Fest Announces Line-ups For All Three Editions


After waiting for what felt like ages to see who would be performing at all three Riot Fests, the festival organizers have revealed all the acts that will be taking the stage at the three different incarnations of it.

The line-ups are proving to be a who’s-who in the rock genre with acts like The Cure, Jane’s Addition, the National, Weezer, Social Distortion, Slayer and The Offspring which we assumed would be true following the reveal of all their upcoming tour dates in support of the 20th anniversary of their album, Smash.

Chicago, which leads the pack with the most artists will take place at Humboldt Park during the weekend of September 12-14. 

The Denver edition of the festival which will take place at May Farm in Byers, CO during the weekend of September 19-21 will also feature some of the same artists as the Chicago version, but not as extensive as the parent festival.

As for Toronto, The National, City and Colour, Rise Against and Billy Talent had already been confirmed, but now the full line-up for that show which will take place at Downsview Park on September 6 and 7 including a last-minute addition of The Cure to the list.

If you’re drooling over the complete line-ups, then don’t bother reading anymore and just head on over to the festival’s official site and get your tickets because we can guarantee you that they will be sold out soon, but if you want to continue down to the line-up lists, please do.







Lollapalooza Live Cast Schedule


If you couldn’t make it to this year’s Lollapalooza then don’t sweat it because festival organizers will be live-casting several sets just for those who couldn’t make it to the annual festival. With performers such as the newly revamped Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, The Cure and many more, it’s comes as no surprise that tickets for the three-day festival are sold out.

While the list of the bands who’s set will be live-cast is small compared to the long list of performers in total, at least viewers won’t have to complain over the fact that there will be a lot of conflicting set times (some really good bands are performing at the same time in case you haven’t already seen).

Lollapalooza starts this Friday, August 2 and goes all the way through until Sunday at Chicago’s Grant Park. The webcast will be hosted through the festival’s YouTube page which you can check out here. For the full schedule of those getting the webcast treatment, take a peek at the list below.


Friday, August 2: 
2:30 p.m. – Smith Westerns
3:30 p.m. – Icona Pop
4:15 p.m. – Crystal Castles
5:15 p.m. – Imagine Dragons
6:15 p.m. – Queens of the Stone Age
7:30 p.m. – Band of Horses
8:30 p.m. – The Killers
10:00 p.m. – Nine Inch Nails

Saturday, August 3: 
2:15 p.m. – Ben Howard
3:00 p.m. – Court Yard Hounds
4:00 p.m. – Local Natives
5:00 p.m. – Ellie Goulding
6:00 p.m. – The National
7:15 p.m. – The Lumineers
8:30 p.m. – The Postal Service
10:00 p.m. – Mumford & Sons

Sunday, August 4: 
2:30 p.m. – Alex Clare
4:30 p.m. – Two Door Cinema Club
5:30 p.m. – Alt-J
6:30 p.m. – Steve Aoki
7:00 p.m. – Vampire Weekend
8:15 p.m. – The Cure

Paramore Cover the Cure


Paramore have had a great week, especially after finding out that their brand new, self-titled album went to number one on the Billboard charts. Now, the band have released a video of them performing a cover of The cure’s song, “In Between Days.” The video was recorded when the band had visited Sirius XM Hits 1.