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’90s Punk Band Jawbreaker Is Reuniting To Headline Riot Fest 2017

It’s time to throw that copy of Jawbreaker’s Dear You that’s been sitting in your record collection for years back on the turntable, because Riot Fest is returning to Douglas Park in Chicago on September 15-17 for its twelfth installment, and with the first wave of bands announced for the festival is the announcement that the seminal 90’s punks will reunite more than twenty years after internal turmoil brought the group to dissolution in 1996.

The newly reunited Jawbreaker will take the stage to close out the festival on Sunday, September 17th, while Nine Inch Nails will headline Friday, September 15th and Queens of the Stone Age will headline Saturday, September 16th. Additional acts include New Order, Paramore’s first confirmed North American show in support of their new album After Laughter, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, The Smith Street Band, Vic Mensa, Bad Brains, The Menzingers, and a DJ set from the Beastie Boys’ Mike D. Check out a full list of the announced performers below.

Nine Inch Nails (Friday)
Queens of the Stone Age (Saturday)
Jawbreaker (Sunday)
New Order
Paramore
Prophets of Rage
M.I.A.
Wu-Tang Clan
Mike D (DJ Set)
A Day To Remember
Gogol Bordello
Taking Back Sunday
Vic Mensa
Dirty Heads
TV on the Radio
Ministry
Dinosaur Jr.
New Found Glory
Death From Above 1979
Bad Brains
FIDLAR
Action Bronson
Pennywise
Built to Spill
X
Peaches
The Lawrence Arms
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
The Orwells
Bayside
Say Anything
Mayday Parade
Streetlight Manifesto
Dead Cross
Minus the Bear
The Menzingers
LIARS
GWAR
Buzzcocks
GBH
Real Friends
Hot Water Music
Shabazz Palaces
Andrew W.K.
Fishbone
The Story So Far
State Champs
Four Year Strong
Beach Slang
The Cribs
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Knuckle Puck
Chon
Slaves
The Hotelier
The Flatliners
Dessa
Saul Williams
Nothing More
Alice Bag
Tobacco
Sleep On It
Downtown Boys
Engine 88
The Smith Street Band
The Regrettes
HDBeenDope
Gazebos
Kitten Forever

In addition to more than 25 bands that still have yet to be announced for the festival, the artists performing full-album plays that have become expected for Riot Fest will be revealed later this week. As with years past, Riot Fest will once again feature a full-scale carnival with rides, games of chance, and a freak show.

This isn’t one you’re going to want to miss. Tickets for Riot Fest 2017 are on sale now here.

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