Many Denver-ites are chapped that Riot Fest isn’t returning to the Mile High this year. But cut them some slack. Last year they lost one of their leaders and they said that without Sean McKeough, who had played such a crucial role in the planning of the event, they wouldn’t be able to keep it going in Denver. So, instead, they’ve returned to their Chicago-only roots and are focusing all of their attention on their 13th annual event in the Windy City — and they have, of course, invited all of the friends they made in Colorado the last few years to make the trek.
Lineup: Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Jawbreaker, New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ Set), A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV on the Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, FIDLAR, Bad Brains, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, Pennywise, Built to Spill, X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Orwells, Bayside, Say Anything, Mayday Parade, The Cribs, Streetlight Manifesto and more
Distance from Denver: 1,002 miles