Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins Will Headline Riot Fest 2021

Many more rock and alternative acts are set for the re-scheduled outing.

Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails performing at River City Rockfest 2018 [© AEG Presents/Nine Inch Nails/Silva Artist Management by Matt Bishop Photo]

Alt-rock icons Nine Inch Nails and The Smashing Pumpkins are set to headline the re-scheduled 2021 installment of Riot Fest. Taking place September 17, 18, and 19 at Douglass Park in Chicago, IL, this year’s festival also features rap duo Run The Jewels as headliners.

Riot Fest returns after the 2020 installment was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Smashing Pumpkins [© Velvet Hammer/Matt Bishop Photo]

Other rock and alternative acts appearing include Pixies, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, NOFX, New Found Glory, Thrice, Fever 333, Living Colour, Circa Survive, Andrew W.K., and many more. The festival will also feature a rare live appearance by The Ghost Inside.

Tickets are on sale now HERE. More 2021 acts are set to be announced in the coming weeks.

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