Chicago’s Riot Fest 2017 has announced it is offering music fans for the first time a “Late Night” concert schedule that begins after the regular festival wraps each night.

In fact, the first Late Night performers will play the night before Riot Fest officially begins. On Sept. 14, Chicago punk band The Orwells will play a free-with-RSVP show at House of Vans, while The Queers and The Ataris will hit the stage at Cobra Lounge.

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After the first full day of the festival Sept. 15, shows starting at 10 p.m. will kick off across the city, including performances by GBH, Buzzcocks, New Found Glory, Bayside, Gogol Bordello, Cap’n Jazz, Dinosaur Jr., Built to Spill, Taking Back Sunday and more.

For more information on the Late Night lineup and tickets, go here.

The Sept. 15-17 daylong Riot Fest will feature headliners Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and iconic 80s punk band Jawbreaker.

The scheduled lineup also is made up of New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, and A Day to Remember, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, and a DJ set from Beastie Boys’ Mike D.

There’s also Taking Back Sunday, TV on the Radio, Pennywise, New Found Glory, Dinosaur Jr., X and a 40th anniversary show by legendary hardcore group Bad Brains.

Ten artists were recently confirmed to perform their seminal albums in full, event organizers announced, including Wu-Tang Clan, Danzig, Dinosaur Jr., The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Built to Spill, Fishbone, Bayside, Mayday Parade, The Lawrence Arms and that dog.

“The festival will once again feature a full-scale carnival with rides, games of chance, and of course, the Hellzapoppin’ Sideshow Revue freak show, which will see a much extended footprint from prior years,” a Riot Fest statement said. “To satisfy the refined palates of Riot patrons, there will be over 40 unique and diverse food and beverage vendors from which to choose.”

Regular Riot Fest tickets are on sale through Ticketfly. VIP packages, including VIP, Deluxe VIP, and Ultimate VIP are available.

Maggie O'Brien

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Maggie O'Brien has been a journalist for more than 15 years. She's covered everything from from crime to politics to fitness. Writing about bands and shows takes her back to the days of going to punk rock shows in the Midwest.
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