Riot Fest Denver is a three-day music festival focusing on punk, rock, metal, and hip hop, though you can expect to see the occasional darling of the alternative scene thrown in for good measure. Past performers include a litany of chart toppers, from System of a Down to No Doubt, Blink 182, Snoop Dogg, Run DMC, Motorhead, and Rancid. What sets Riot Fest apart from its rivals, though, is its ability to blend the soundtrack of hardcore punk or hip hop with the Carnivale atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro. Riot Fest turns Denver’s National Western Complex into a fully stocked midway with state fair staples, including a soaring Ferris wheel, speedy slides for the kids, and carnival games complete with prizes. There’s even the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow for the adventurous type. But Riot Fest is all about the music, and there’s no escaping it here, no matter where you stand. Six stages – each devoted to a specific style of music – surround the park. Riot Fest, founded in 2005, has proven so successful that it has spread to other cities in the United States and Canada, with its main festival being in Chicago. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Riot Fest Denver tickets.
2016 Riot Fest Denver Lineup
Jane’s Addiction - Death Cab for Cutie– Deftones – Fitz & The Tantrums – Descendents – NOFX – Thursday - Jake Bugg – Motion City Soundtrack – Wolf Parade – Suicidal Tendencies – Lagwagon – The Aquabats – The Wonder Years – Dan Deacon – Rogue Wave – Fucked Up – Touché Amoré – White Lung - Plague Vendor – Diarrhea Planet – Planes Mistaken for Stars – Turnover – Night Riots – Syd Arthur – Death Spells – Donna Missal
Ween - Sleater-Kinney – Julian Marley - Underoath – Devotchka - The Hold Steady – Yo La Tengo – The Dandy Warhols – Vince Staples – Glassjaw – Danny Brown – Against Me! – Meat Puppets - Leftover Crack– Billy Talent – Set Your Goals – FrnkIero AndThePatience – People Under the Stairs – Fat Nick & Don Krez – Violent Soho – Somos – The Lillingtons – Judith Hill – Tigers Jaw – Kirk Knight – Diet Cig
The Original Misfits - Nas – Tyler, The Creator – 2 Chainz – Gogol Bordello - Bad Religion - Pepper - Sleigh Bells – Chevy Metal – Flatbush Zombies – Hatebreed – Me First & The Gimme Gimmes – Murder By Death - Converge – Lewis Del Mar – Juliette Lewis & The Licks - Pouya - – Bleached – Dee-1 – Bryce Vine –Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas – 3Teeth – Holy White Hounds – Jule Vera – Microwave - High Waisted – Culture Abuse
2016 Riot Fest Denver at National Western Complex Address: 4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216
National Western Complex is conveniently located just minutes from Downtown Denver and the Denver International Airport. One of the best features of the concert’s layout is how close the audience can get to Riot Fest performers at the smaller stages. Concert organizers have also cut down on travel time by placing several festival stages close together, giving you the chance to see your favorite performers without wearing yourself out. In the middle of it all, of course, is the carnival section, acting like a wheel hub leading to the stages, food venders, and sideshow barkers.
Riot Fest Denver Event Guide
What time do the gates open for Riot Fest Denver?
The venue gates will open at 11:00AM each day rain or shine, and the music will end at 10 PM, however these times are subject to change.
Is there camping at Riot Fest Denver?
Camping is not allowed at Riot Fest Denver, but there are plenty of hotels nearby.