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Here's the Riot Fest 2015 lineup

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Last week Riot Fest organizers announced they were moving their annual multiday punk blowout from Humboldt Park to Douglas Park in North Lawndale, and tonight the festival has released a large portion of the lineup. The big names playing Douglas Park in September include 90s hitmakers No Doubt, indie kings Modest Mouse, and unclassifiable heavyweights Faith No More. Exciting, sure, but many of the names that have caught my eye are further down the bill, mixed in among perennial favorites (Gwar, Andrew W.K.) and bands I forgot existed (Airborne Toxic Event). At the top of my list are a smattering of reunited 90s acts—including Drive Like Jehu, L7, and Babes in Toyland. The lineup also has taken in plenty of big-name reggae acts such as Jimmy Cliff, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley. The hip-hop acts are some of the strongest bookings: two of the biggest names on the bill, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, will perform a couple stone-cold classics in full—Doggystyle and a remix of Straight Outta Compton, respectively.

Elsewhere on the bill are big Brits (Billy Idol, Echo & The Bunnymen), Bootsy Collins's Rubber Band, Anthrax, and a smattering of fantastic young pop-punk and emo groups. Some of the best of those young bands call Chicago home—though upstarts Real Friends and Knuckle Puck, who are among the brightest of the newest wave of pop-punk bands, call the south suburbs home. Some of the other local acts on the bill are Psalm One, Alex Wiley, White Mystery, Into It. Over It., Meat Wave, and Lawrence Arms. Gossip Wolf correctly guessed five of the acts on the bill—Modest Mouse, Drive Like Jehu, Doomtree, Desaparecidos, and Gwar. The folks at Riot Fest threw in a few joke names at the bottom of the bill such as The Municipal Drainage Project, which is clearly referencing the recent tensions between Riot Fest organizers and Alderman Roberto Maldonado regarding the cleanup of the park after last year's Riot Fest. Take a look at the full lineup below—more acts will be announced as we get closer to the festival date.

No Doubt
Modest Mouse
Faith No More
Iggy Pop
Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle)
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Motörhead
Rancid (performing … And Out Come The Wolves)
Tenacious D
Billy Idol
Ice Cube & Guests (performing Straight Outta Compton Remix)
Alkaline Trio
Coheed & Cambria
Taking Back Sunday
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Drive Like Jehu
Merle Haggard
Flogging Molly
Slightly Stoopid
L7
Alexisonfire
Thrice
The Dirty Heads
Stephen "Ragga" Marley
The Academy Is… (performing Almost Here)
The Lawrence Arms
Kongos
Cypress Hill
Echo & The Bunnymen
Bootsy Collins's Rubber Band
The Devil Wears Prada
Yelawolf
Pennywise
The Airborne Toxic Event
Manchester Orchestra
Eagles Of Death Metal
Anthrax
De La Soul
The Damned
Andrew McMahon
In The Wilderness
New Politics
Mayday Parade
Jimmy Cliff
Against Me!
Babes In Toyland
OK Go
Bayside
Mest
Andrew W.K.
Desaparecidos
The Joy Formidable
The Dead Milkmen
Fidlar
Atreyu
Millencolin
American Nightmare
Swervedriver
Lee "Scratch" Perry
Gwar
Less Than Jake
The Expendables
Living Colour
The Thurston Moore Band
Morgan Heritage
Lifetime
Benjamin Booker
Fishbone
Death
Doomtree
Hum
Tarrus Riley
Mariachi El Bronx
Civ
Joyce Manor
Every Time I Die
The Movielife
The Dwarves (performing Blood Guts and Pussy)
Tommy Stinson
Steve Ignorant & Paranoid Visions
Real Friends
The Dear Hunter
Kevin Devine
Mustard Plug
The Ataris
Jo Mersa
Into It. Over It.
Alvvays
The White Buffalo
Black-Am-I
Skip Marley
Knuckle Puck
Post Malone with FKI
Jazz Cartier
Chef’Special
Marmozets
Modern Life Is War
Fit For Rivals
Barb Wire Dolls
The Coathangers
Flatfoot 56
Teenage Bottlerocket
Prayers
Chon
Counterpunch
Have Mercy
Speedy Ortiz
Superheaven
White Mystery
Foxing
Direct Hit!
Main Attrakionz
Ground Up
Skinny Lister
Beach Slang
Cayetana
Alex Wiley
Heems
Dirty Fences
Blis
Sleep On It
The Brokedowns
Meat Wave
Psalm One
Northern Faces
Dreamers
Souvenirs
Elway
Indian Handcrafts
Skating Polly
Signals Midwest
Modern Chemistry
Faulkner
Pears
Gateway Drugs
Tasha The Amazon
Foxtrott
Twin River
Clowns
Indian School

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