Denver Riot Fest Announces Single Day Schedules

Riot Fest & Rodeo has announced single-day schedules for the festival, which will be staged August 28-30th at National Western Complex in Denver. Schedules are below; fans can expect a diverse array of top-flight music all 3 days, as well as attractions, rides and more. On July 14-15, our partners at Groupon will be exclusively selling a limited amount of GA single day tickets, while supplies last. On July 16th additional single day tickets, VIP tickets and 2-day passes will go on sale at 10 am MST.

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Friday, August 28

System Of A Down, Iggy Pop, Ice Cube & Special Guests (performing Straight Outta Compton Remix), Motörhead, Coheed And Cambria, Cypress Hill, The Airborne Toxic Event, Anthrax, Death Grips, Testament, GWAR, The Black Lips, American Nightmare, The Get Up Kids, Doomtree, 88 Fingers Louie, Benjamin Booker, Chef’Special, Speedy Ortiz, Cayetana, Prayers, The Hotelier, Dreamers, Main Attrakionz, Input & Broken, Indian School, The Rock-afire Explosion, Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue


Saturday, August 29

Modest Mouse, Pixies, Run DMC, Rancid  (performing …and Out Come The Wolves), Drive Like Jehu, Kongos, Alkaline Trio, Thrice, Cold War Kids, Iration, The Damned, Eagles Of Death Metal, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Desaparecidos, The Dead Milkmen, The Vandals, Less Than Jake, The Joy Formidable, Cloud Cult, Bayside, Swervedriver, Joyce Manor, The Bunny Gang, Fit For Rivals, Direct Hit!, Broadway Calls, Northern Faces, Meat Wave, Gateway Drugs, Souvenirs, Pears, Sleep On It, The Rock-afire Explosion, Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue


Sunday, August 30

The Prodigy, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle), Tenacious D, Flogging Molly, L7, Explosions In The Sky, Bootsy Collins’ Rubber Band, Yelawolf, Babes In Toyland, GZA (performing Liquid Swords), De La Soul, The Lawrence Arms, Nada Surf, Reverend Horton Heat, Andrew W.K., Millencolin,7 Seconds, OFF!, The White Buffalo, Post Malone With Fki, Jazz Cartier, Teenage Bottlerocket, PUP, Beach Slang, The Moth & The Flame, Elway, White Mystery, Skating Polly, Rozwell Kid, Faulkner, Daye Jack, The Rock-afire Explosion, Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue


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 Wolves in celebration of it’s 20th Anniversary, Modern Life is War is performing Witness 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 also feature special performances by the Rock-Afire Explosion and Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue. The Rock-afire Explosion, is considered by many to be the greatest animatronic rock band of all time. In the 1980s 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—and 2015 is no exception. 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.