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Riot Fest 2016
13 Sep 2016
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Riot Fest 2016

It's time to dust off your checkered Vans and dig out that old studded belt sitting somewhere in the back of your closet because Riot Fest is coming!  September 16th-18th sees the transformation of Douglas Park into a three day nostalgia-filled music festival and carnival!  This year sees plenty of band reunions plus some of the best in today's indie rock, hip hop, and electronic.  Tickets are still available for all three days or single passes!


This year the headliners are totally sick.  We have the psychedelic sounds of The Flaming Lips, the always melancholy Morrissey, and the original members of The Misfits.  Plus, there are stellar supporting groups.  Julian Marley will be performing Bob Marley & The Wailers' Exodus on Friday, September 16, The Hold Steady will perform their breakout album Boys & Girls in America, Dan Deacon will bring his famed dance party, plus we'll get to see Thursday reunited and play the best of Jersey's emo!


One thing that makes Riot fest truly unique is that in addition to being a music festival, it's also a carnival complete with games and rides.  Plus, there's gonna be plenty of great food vendors supplying everything you'd expect from a music festival.  Are you vegan or vegetarian?  No worries, you'll be covered too!  Plus, are you a punk rock family?  Thinking about bringing the kids?  Well, children under 5 are free with an accompanying adult!  Be sure to bring plenty of sunblock, some water, and good vibes and relive the great tunes of the past and rock out to the best jams of today!