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Illustration for article titled Heres the 2018 Riot Fest lineup, including headliners Beck and Blink-182
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Chicago’s Riot Fest unleashed its 2018 lineup today, announcing that Beck, Blink-182, and an enigmatic mystery musician will be headlining this year’s Fest. Scheduled for September 14-16, the festival will take up residence in its usual spot in the city’s Douglas Park.


Other artists on the bill include a mix of new and old (although mostly old, if we’re being honest), including Elvis Costello, Father John Misty, Blondie, Incubus, Jerry Lee Lewis, Young The Giant, Interpol, Alkaline Trio, and more. All told, it’s a pretty eclectic group of performers; it’s not every day you can rock out to GWAR, Pussy Riot, Superchunk, and Flogging Molly, all in one place. The lineup poster makes it clear that this is just the “first wave” of announcements, too, so expect another announcement—including the name of that unknown but alluring Headliner X—some time soon.

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