Riot Fest 2023: dates, location, can you get tickets, lineup and headliners for Chicago festival

Riot Fest

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Riot Fest will return to Chicago this weekend and boasts one of the most spectacular lineup of rock and alternative music.

The festival is being held in Douglas Park from Friday (15 September) until Sunday (17 September).

Foo Fighters, Turnstile, The Postal Service, Death Cab for Cutie, Queens of the Stone Age, The Cure and The Mars Volta are among the headline acts set to perform at the festival over the weekend. Fans can expect many more acts on the star-studded lineup.

Riot Fest has been held in Chicago since 2012 and previous editions have seen the likes of My Chemical Romance, Nine Inch Nails and more perform. But if you are heading to the 2023 festival, there is plenty of key information to be aware of.

Here's all you need to know:

When and where is Riot Fest?

Riot Festival takes place in Chicago from Friday 15 September until Sunday 17 September.

It is being held at Douglas Park. The full address is: 1401 S Sacramento Dr, Chicago, IL 60623, United States.

What is the schedule for Riot Fest?

Festival gates open at 11:00 am CT and curfew is 10:00 pm CT each day of the event. There will be a number of stages across the festival grounds including the Riot Stage and Root Stage.

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Can you still get tickets for Riot Fest?

Fans who are hoping to get last minute tickets for Riot Fest in 2023 are advised that the 3-day weekend tickets are almost sold out - as of 11 September.

The prices for the full weekend passes start at $299 each plus fees. Riot Fest is also selling two day passes from $199 each plus fees and single day tickets (for Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from $104 each plus fees.

Is there a map for Riot Festival?

A map of the festival ground has been released by Riot Fest.

Riot Fest map for 2022. Picture: Riot Fest Riot Fest map for 2022. Picture: Riot Fest
Riot Fest map for 2022. Picture: Riot Fest

If you are wondering what the best way to get to Douglas Park over the weekend, the festival has released advice.

Riot Fest said: “We suggest taking public transportation, riding a bicycle, taking a cab, or using a ride sharing service to get to Riot Fest.

“These are the most effective, environmentally sound, and right-neighborly methods to get to Douglass Park.

“The CTA Pink Line’s California Ave. stop is just blocks away from the festival entrance, and is probably the most convenient route to the fest.”