September 17, 2013 |
A man from Humboldt Park was arrested Sunday afternoon on charges of tackling a teenager at Riot Fest and stealing his cell phone, county prosecutors said. Devon Burnett, 20, of the 1700 block of North Kedzie Avenue, not far from where the three-day music festival was staged, was caught with a cell phone belonging to an Ashburn teenager who attended the festival, according to police records. Burnett tackled the teenager to the ground during the festival, county prosecutors said, and held him down while telling him to give up his wallet and cell phone.
May 15, 2012 |
Riot Fest announced yesterday that it will be moving a portion of its festival to Humboldt Park this year, in addition to the Congress Theater. September 14 shows will take place at the Congress, and Sept. 15-16 shows will be in Humboldt Place. Tickets for the eighth annual 3-day festival taking place Sept. 14-16 are on sale now . The lineup includes: -Rise Against -Iggy and the Stooges -The Offspring -Elvis Costello -A Day to Remember -Coheed and Cambria -Gogol Bordello -Descendents -Dropkick...
November 26, 2013 |
There are 289 days until Riot Fest 2014, but tickets are already going on sale. Riot Fest announced on Twitter and their website Tuesday morning that tickets for the three-day festival, now in its 10th year, will go on sale at noon Wednesday, Nov. 27. Tickets for the fest--to be held in Humboldt Park Sept. 12-14--will cost $69.98 for a three-day pass. That amounts to about $23 per day. Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page .
May 16, 2013 |
Immediately when the Riot Fest lineup was announced Wednesday night, many noted how this year's bash (Sept. 13-15 in Humboldt Park) ranks among the summer's best music fests. It's easily better than the underwhelming Lolla lineup and deserves to be discussed against an unusually strong Pitchfork roster. Here are 15 reasons (in alphabetical order) this year's Riot Fest roster, well, rocks. AFI You might know them from the hit "Girl's Not Grey," but this Cali band has a solid arsenal of catchy, melodic alterna-punk.
October 3, 2013 |
The riot is long gone from Humboldt Park, but the damage it left in its wake has now been tallied. It will cost an estimated $54,300 to repair the park to its original condition after Riot Fest, Chicago Park District Spokesperson Marta Juaniza said. Aeration of the grounds and grass seeding will begin this fall around the perimeter of the part, and work in the area of the baseball fields will be held until spring to allow programming and activities to continue this fall. Juaniza...
May 13, 2014 |
For the 9th consecutive year, Riot Fest will invade Chicago, leaving a trail of chain wallets and black hoodies in its wake. This year, the festival, held in Humboldt Park Sept. 12-14, will feature a smattering of punk, emo, screamo, rap and good ol' fashioned rock bands. Headliners will include The Cure, The National, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, and Slayer. If you're ready to get all up in your feelings, you'll be happy to know that both Taking Back Sunday and Dashboard Confessional will be performing this...