System of a Down, The Prodigy, Death Grips, 88 Fingers Louie, Chef’Special and Input & Broken will be joining the lineup for Denver’s Riot Fest & Rodeo, Aug. 28-30 at National Western Complex.
Riot Fest is also bringing back its layaway program, offering the option to pay for tickets in installments leading up to the festival: ticketfly.com.
Bands performing at the festival include: System of a Down, Modest Mouse, The Prodigy, Pixies, Snoop Dogg, Iggy Pop, Tenacious D, Ice Cube & Special Guests, Run DMC, Rancid, Motörhead, Flogging Molly, Coheed and Cambria, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Explosions in the Sky, Kongos, Cypress Hill, Alkaline Trio, Thrice, Cold War Kids, The Airborne Toxic Event, Anthrax, Iration, Bootsy Collins' Rubber Band, Yelawolf, Babes in Toyland, Death Grips, The Damned, Eagles of Death Metal, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, GZA, OK GO, De La Soul, Testament, Desaparecidos, The Dead Milkmen, Nada Surf, The Lawrence Arms, Reverend Horton Heat, Andrew W.K., GWAR, The Black Lips, The Get Up Kids, American Nightmare, Bayside, Swervedriver, Millencolin, The Vandals, Less Than Jake, The Joy Formidable, Doomtree, Cloud Cult, 7 Seconds, OFF!, Benjamin Booker, Joyce Manor, 88 Fingers Louie, The White Buffalo, Post Malone with FKI, Jazz Cartier, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Bunny Gang, Speedy Ortiz, PUP, Beach Slang, Chef’Special, The Hotelier, Prayers, Fit For Rivals, Direct Hit!, The Moth & The Flame, Elway, Main Attrakionz, Cayetana, Broadway Calls, White Mystery, Skating Polly, Souvenirs, Northern Faces, Dreamers, PEARS, Meat Wave, Rozwell Kid, Sleep On It, Input & Broken, Faulkner, Gateway Drugs, Daye Jack, Indian School
In addition, several artists have confirmed that they’ll be performing their seminal albums. This year, Snoop Dogg will performing his debut album Doggystyle, Rancid will perform …And Out Come The Wolvesin celebration of it’s 20th Anniversary and Ice Cube--alongside a few special guests--will be take the stage and perform a remix of N.W.A’s pivotal album Straight Outta Compton.
On top of the many bands performing, the festival will feature special performances by the Rock-Afire Explosion, a well-known animatronic rock band, and Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue. In the '80s it was synonymous with ShowBiz Pizza Place restaurants, for which it was specifically designed. Perennial favorite Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue will make their return to the festival to entertain patrons with their bizarre and shocking theatrics. Other attractions include a professional pitmaster BBQ cook-off, mini-golf, a video arcade, mechanical bull, games, a carnival and more to be announced in the coming weeks.
Riot Fest and their partners at Soda Jerk Presents have a reputation for cultivating lineups that feature reunions and rare appearances. Drive Like Jehu, L7, Babes in Toyland and Thrice are all reuniting to play the festival, which also includes rare performances by RUN DMC, Godfather of punk, Iggy Pop, Bootsy Collins, The Damned, Swervedriver and The Dead Milkmen and more give 2015’s edition it’s unique feel.
For more information, visit riotfest.org.