Riot Fest added Taking Back Sunday, Coolio, Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, Zola Jesus, Reece Young, Poliça and cumgirl8 join the diverse lineup of bands playing September 16-18 at Douglass Park. They join a lineup filled with headliners My Chemical Romance, The Original Misfits, Nine Inch Nails.
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With over 17 million records sold and 8 million Youtube streams worldwide, Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum artist Coolio is an artist known around the world as a master of extraordinary reinvention. Perennial Riot Fest favorite Taking Back Sunday will return once again to claim their place among the festival’s most beloved bands. Marky Ramone is best known for his past tenure playing drums for the legendary Ramones and will perform a set of their classics with Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg.
Now in its 17th year, the festival headlines My Chemical Romance on Friday, The Original Misfits on Saturday and Nine Inch Nails on Sunday. Notable debutants for Riot Fest 2022 include beloved indie rockers Yeah Yeah Yeahs; pivotal gothic rock band Bauhaus; a combined Sunny Day Real Estate; as well as sets for the first time from Portugal. The Man, Yungblud, Placebo, Jeff Rosenstock, Lunachicks, The Linda Lindas and Lucky Boys Confusion.
2022 offers an exciting lineup of bands playing full albums – The Original Misfits will perform their classic, Walk Among Us to celebrate its 40th anniversary, Yellowcard will perform Ocean Avenue, The Menzingers will perform On The Impossible Past for its 10th anniversary, Rocket from the Crypt will perform Group Sounds, The Get Up Kids will play 4 Minute Mile for their 25th anniversary and the mighty Fear will play The Record to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
Attendees will also enjoy reunion sets from Yellowcard (featuring their only show of 2022 at this year’s Riot Fest), The Academy Is… and Midtown, as well as returning punk heroes like Alkaline Trio, Bad Religion and Descendents, bands hip-hop like Ice Cube and Action Bronson, and festival favorites Sleater-Kinney, Jimmy Eat World, The Front Bottoms and The Wonder Years. More than 90 acts will play over 3 days and 5 stages.