My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins Set To Headline Riot Fest 2021

By Katrina Nattress

June 16, 2020

Like so many other events, Riot Fest has been forced to forgo its 2020 dates due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thankfully, the Chicago festival is already getting fans excited for next year.

On Tuesday (June 16), Riot Fest announced its first wave of artists, and the lineup is pretty impressive. My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, and Pixies are all set to headline. There are still two waves left to go, which will include additional headliners, and anyone who already purchased a ticket or does so in the next 30 days will also have access to a Thursday Preview Party on September 16 that will feature performances from surprise artists.

Riot Fest is set to go down September 17-19, 2021 at Chicago's Douglas Park. See the announcement and full list of first wave artists below.

Riot Fest 2021 Lineup

My Chemical Romance

The Smashing Pumpkins

Run the Jewels


Coheed and Cambria

Taking Back Sunday

Sublime with Rome

Dirty Heads

Lupe Fiasco performing The Cool

Vic Mensa

The All-American Rejects

New Found Glory

Simple Plan

Gogol Bordello

Circle Jerks


Circa Survive


Toots and the Maytals


Les Savy Fav

Best Coast



Meg Myers


Mayday Parade


Living Colour

Big Freedia


Beach Bunny

Alex G


Saves the Day

Don Broco




Fucked Up

Boston Manor

The Sounds

White Lung


Beach Goons

Meet Me @ the Altar


Holy Fawn

Chubby and the Gang

Photo: Getty Images

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