CHICAGO, IL. (Top40 Charts/ Western Publicity)
50 bands, one great weekend! Riot Fest & Expo makes its return to Toronto for a third year with multiple stages, carnival attractions, and a new venue to boot.
A cousin to its counterparts in the US, Toronto's Riot Fest pays mind to Canada's most exciting bands, featuring City and Colour, Metric, Billy Talent, Death From Above 1979, Tokyo Police
Club, The New Pornographers, and many more. With the help of Riot Fest's partners, Union Events, the two-day event is slated for September
6 & 7 at its new home, Downsview Park. These new grounds mark a significant expansion for the festival, allowing its patrons to enjoy a weekend packed with music across four stages and a full carnival atmosphere. Tickets go on sale May 10th at 10 am EDT.
Riot Fest has become a premiere festival series that attracts music lovers of all ages from all over the world. Last year, Riot Fest Toronto delivered an incredible line up of homegrown and international artists, including the historic reunion of seminal Minneapolis punk band The Replacements, banding together to play Riot Fest after over two decades away.
Unified by a love of great bands and good fun, fans will stuff themselves with everything from carnival corndogs to ethnic and craft food while enjoying rides, attractions, side show performers and the most distinctive line-ups available. Toronto's fest is something very special to festival organizer and founder, Michael Petryshyn, and he hopes you share his excitement in celebrating the wonderful city and culture of Toronto. "Ever since I was a young kid living in Buffalo, Ontario was a second home to me where I caught my musical bearings and was turned on to everything from The Clash
to the Sex Pistols
to The Viletones and Diodes. Like I tell everyone, Toronto is one of the greatest cities in the world, from its food to culture, but most importantly, to me, the Toronto bands who've created music that matters."
Line-up for Riot Fest Toronto:
City and Colour, Metric, The National, Billy Talent, Rise Against, The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Death Cab for Cutie, Death from Above 1979, Brand
New, Paul Weller, AWOLNATION, Stars, The Head and the Heart, Dropkick Murphys, Die Antwoord, Tokyo Police
Club, The New Pornographers, Taking Back Sunday, Bring Me the Horizon, The Afghan Whigs, Alkaline Trio, Glassjaw, Bob Mould, Thurston Moore, Buzzcocks, Clutch, New Found Glory, Circa Survive, Manchester Orchestra, Lucero, Title Fight, Bad Suns, Citizen, Lemuria, Mounties, PUP, Nostalghia, Radkey, Rubblebucket, Pentimento, Broncho, The Hotelier, Laura
Stevenson, The Beaches, Somos, Restorations, Say Yes, Seaway, Wounds, Little
Big League, & More to be announced...
Full link to purchase Riot Fest & Expo Toronto tickets on sale May 10 at 10am EDT:
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