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Nine Inch Nails And Smashing Pumpkins Lead Riot Fest 2021 Line-up

The festival will take place in Chicago from September 17 through September 19.

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With live music events making their return, Chicago music festival Riot Fest is unveiling the entirety of its 2021 line-up following an announcement of half of the attending artists last June. The festival will be held at Douglass Park from September 17 through September 19.

Nine Inch Nails will be headlining the festival alongside The Smashing Pumpkins and Run The Jewels. While the majority of the line-up has been revealed, the event plans to welcome more acts in the lead-up to the festival.

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In the meantime, the stacked collection of artists include Vic Mensa, Devo, Faith No More, Taking Back Sunday, Sublime with Rome, Lupe Fiasco, Dirty Heads, New Found Glory, State Champs, Mayday Parade, Pop, Big Freedia, Joywave, KennyHoopla, Meet Me @ The Altar, Just Friends and many more.

Along with the announcement of the 2021 lineup, Riot Fest has announced that My Chemical Romance will headline the 2022 festival. Tickets for both years of Riot Fest are available now on the festival’s official website. At the moment, fans can purchase three-day passes for either year. Single-day tickets will be made available next week alongside the announcement of more performers. Riot Fest tickets are available in four tiers: general admission, VIP, deluxe and ultimate.

The event is said to be taking precautions as they relate to COVID-19 safety measures by monitoring the changing conditions and requirements from public safety officials. Those who cannot attend the new Riot Fest dates have the option to receive a refund or to transfer their pre-purchased 2021 tickets to 2022. Fans who keep their 2021 tickets are to be provided access to 2022 passes at a discounted rate.

In a statement, Riot Mike shared: “There’s one thing I’ve truly missed more than anything. And that’s seeing generations of people in one location, traversing from stage to stage, shouting lyrics back at the bands they respect and adore knowing that moment is special and worth remembering … We miss you all, but we’ll see each other soon.”

Riot Fest tickets are on sale now, visit the festival’s official website for details.

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