Just when you think festival season couldn’t get any better, Riot Fest comes along. Despite last-minute difficulties faced by the Chicago festival in communicating with fans and dealing with headliners blink-182 pulling out, the renowned bash still managed to put on something very special which fell in line with everything which everyone had expected from Riot Fest: killer riffs, legendary names and an atmosphere unrivalled by any other festival. Christian Sarkine headed down to Chicago to capture the best of what Riot Fest had to offer.

SWMRS

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

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UNDERØATH

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BLEACHERS

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TAKING BACK SUNDAY

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YOUNG THE GIANT

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THE VOIDZ

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TWIN PEAKS

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INTERPOL

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KILLING JOKE

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LIZARD JESUS

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Riot Fest will return in 2019.