Riot Fest dropped their first-wave lineup at the end of May, and if that group of musicians didn’t have you excited enough, today they announced which artists will play an album in full at the festival.
A yearly tradition of the Chicago festival, a few artists from the lineup are chosen to play one of their albums from start to finish, often in celebration of the record hitting a milestone anniversary. Bad Religion will be playing the entirety of their 1988 album Suffer—hitting its thirtieth anniversary this year. Moving from punk to hip-hip, Cypress Hill will play Black Sunday, which turned 25 this month, in full. Also on the list are Digable Planets’ Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) (also turning 25), Fear’s The Record, Lagwagon’s Let’s Talk About Feelings (25), Spitalfield’s Remember Right Now (15) and Suicidal Tendencies’ Suicidal Tendencies (35). Read more about these landmark albums on the Riot Fest website here.
If even that isn’t enough to entice you, general admission three-day passes are on sale for a limited time at the discounted price of $99.98 due to a mishap by their ticketer, Ticketfly, the details of which you can read here. You can also read a tweet from the festival, below:
Riot Fest is set to occur Sept. 14-16 in Douglas Park, Chicago. Watch a performance by Beck, one of the headliners at Riot Fest 2018, from the Paste archives below: