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Riot Fest Announces 2013 Dates; Early Bird Holiday Ticket Sales

Last Updated 12/3/2012 10:10:53 AM

By: Troy Michael

Riot Fest Announces 2013 Dates; “This year’s setup of Riot Fest may have initially made me a skeptic, but 48 hours later, I’m a believer. Promoter Mike Petryshyn has done the unthinkable: He’s added another outdoor festival to Chicago. …It was surreal, but on paper it successfully pushed past the confines of what a music festival can be and what it can offer. Riot Fest, in a way, rewrote the rules.” Consequence of Sound

Riot Fest orchestrated a game changing 2012 festival in their new home, the historic Humboldt Park. Blocks away from Riot Fest founders Michael Petryshyn and Sean McKeough’s own homes, the festival and carnival were a huge success, drawing 60,000 music lovers to a perfectly laid out, bottleneck-free grounds filled with music, carnival rides, wrestling and great food. Riot Fest loves music almost as much as they love the holidays, so they are decking the halls with holiday early bird ticket specials.

2013 dates are now confirmed, Riot Fest will commence September 13-15th in Humboldt Park! Early bird tickets are on sale now, and continue until Christmas Day(while supplies last). Details can be found here: There are amazing deals available for those who purchase in advance: New: Early Bird VIP Pass purchaser will be entered for a chance to win 5 additional VIP passes so they can enjoy the fest with a posse. This deal is for a limited time only, and a limited number of tickets are available, so fans are encouraged to visit …… while ‘tis the season!

Available tickets:
3-Day Passes (entrance to Humboldt Park)
3-Day VIP Passes (includes entrance to Humboldt Park, access to VIP lounge with private bar, access to VIP viewing areas near stage & 15 beverage tickets.
Discounted Prices - Limited Time Only -Limited Number Available
Purchase here:

More Praise for Riot Fest:
“Riot Fest 2012 was a major success. Though I’m sure a man in a green visor is holding a long receipt and hoping to put a more quantitative assessment than that together for the event planners, I’d have to imagine that there’s no going back to the old, indoor format. The lineup was special and the setting enhanced the experience, somehow leaving behind the typical downsides to major outdoor festivals.” PopMatters

“As if to soak every drop of sunshine out of the waning summer, Riot Fest brought 60,000 fans and 47 bands on four stages to the West Side park for one final fling in ideal weather.” Chicago Tribune

“With four stages spread across the park, interspersed with amusement rides, carnival games, a wrestling ring, mini performance stages and various other amusements, Riot Fest’s permanent home really works. Because of the singular location, this is also the first year in which punk and rock aficionados, prone to aggressively segmenting themselves (and further segmented by the location-based booking of the past), could finally intermingle.” PureVolume
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