We’re ecstatic to announce the expansion of Riot Fest into Dallas, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Toronto this morning. We’ve been working diligently over the last few months to get all this new stuff just perfect and we believe we’ve gotten there. This is going to be our busiest and best summer yet. 

First up is the return of Riot Fest to Philadelphia on July 19 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. We’ll be bringing Refused, The Promise Ring, Off!, Gameface, Boysetsfire and Hirs there for a massive day of tunes and cheesesteak sandwiches. Tickets are on sale now!

After that is Riot Fest Brooklyn, going down September 8 in Williamsburg Park with Gogol Bordello, Descendents, Hot Water Music, The Bronx, Screaming Females, The Menzingers and Larry and His Flask. Tickets for that go on sale soon and when they do you can head to the Best Buy Theater and Sound Fix Records to get them without service fees.

Next up is our first international Riot Fest, happening September 9 in beautiful Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We’re super excited to bring the Descendents, NOFX, Fucked Up, Hot Water Music, Andrew WK, Less Than Jake, The Lawrence Arms, Mockingbird Wish Me Luck, Organ Thieves and Junior Battles to the Fort York: Garrison Commons for a raging day of music.

Finally, we have our entry into the South with Riot Fest Dallas. On September 22 you’re going to want to be at the Gexa Energy Pavilion to see Rise Against, Descendents, NOFX, The Gaslight Anthem, Andrew WK, Less Than Jake, The Sword, Municipal Waste, Teenage Bottlerocket, Off With Their HeadsMessengers, The News Can Wait, Fever Dreamer, Mouth Of The South, The American Heist, Venomous Maximus, Not In The Face. Then we’ll all go out for some great Texas BBQ and everyone will be satiated.

More information on the lineups, tickets, venues and partners for each city can be found on their individual menu pages, so click around and have some fun. We can’t wait to meet up with old friends and come across new ones across the continent over the next few months.

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  1. riot fest should add some west coast locations, Oregon or Washington or even california (we love the descendents too ). But its great to see how the festival expanding every year. riot fest looks better than punk rock bowling every year !!!

  2. This is great that it is expanding I really hope they announce Andrew WK for chicago that's the only way to may the flawless lineup perfect!

  3. Is that Toronto lineup finished? or will it be expanded.

    Good start, just feel like there could be more if the doors are opening at noon.

  4. Awesome. First Philly gets two days taken away, then they get stuck with the weakest lineup. With only about a month before the show, it seems unlikely many big name bands will be added to the Philly date. What a letdown after last year.

    1. This. I will definetly not be making the trip north this year. Basically, the Descendents and NOFX play every show except Philly.

  5. I hope the Philly show expands, I'm certainly not about to buy a ticket to see that lineup.. Hey Dallas, wanna trade lineups?

  6. Hell yes for the Texas line up!!! If only, Gogol Bordello would come down to the dirty south. I would freak, freak I tell you

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