Rise Against, Descendents, Coheed and Cambria, Dropkick Murphys, The Gaslight Anthem, Andrew W.K. (full band), Minus The Bear, Frank Turner and more lead the Saturday bill, while Iggy and the Stooges, Elvis Costello, A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Jesus and Mary Chain and more close out Sunday night.

The previously announced 30 acts will now be joined by:

Andrew W.K., Minus The Bear, Neon Trees, Hot Water Music, The Adicts, Pegboy, Imagine Dragons, Dead Sara, Fireworks, Henry Clay People, The Infected and many more to come (full line-up by day listed below).

Single-day tickets are on sale today at 10:00 AM at: www.riotfest.com/chicago.   2-day passes and 3-day passes which include all shows at Humboldt Park and Congress Theater as well as after-parties are now nearly sold-out. VIP passes, which include private stage-viewing areas, drinks and more options, are available at:www.riotfest.org/chicago.

Last month the event announced it will expand for the first-time ever into an outdoor music event and carnival in 2012 in its hometown of Chicago.

The festival is set for Friday, September 14 at Congress Theater and Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 at Humboldt Park which boasts rolling fields, pavilions, tall trees, picturesque gardens a lake and lagoons with a majestic view of theChicago skyline.

Humboldt Park will accommodate the large carnival atmosphere featuring three main music stages, thrilling rides, games, vendors and gourmet food trucks on the park grounds with stunning views of downtown Chicago.

With temperatures averaging around a perfect 75°F/24°C, September is one of Chicago’s most popular months for travelers from all over the world.

The day-to day breakdown in Chicago is as follows:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 at Congress Theater: The Offspring; Neon Trees; Pegboy; Dead Sara.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 in Humboldt Park: Rise Against, Descendents, Coheed and Cambria, Dropkick Murphys, The Gaslight Anthem, Slapstick, Hot Water Music, Andrew W.K., Minus The Bear, Less Than Jake, GWAR, August Burns Red, Frank Turner, The Adicts, Nobunny, A Whilhelm Scream, Teenage Bottlerocket, Screaming Females, Off With Their Heads, Deals Gone Bad, Larry and His Flask, The Story So Far, Environmental Encroachment, Fireworks and more to be announced.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 in Humboldt Park: Iggy and the Stooges, Elvis Costello, A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, The Jesus and Mary Chain, AWOLNATION, The Promise Ring, Chiodos, Built To Spill, Imagine Dragons, Reverend Horton Heat, Fishbone, Screaming Females, White Mystery, The Henry Clay People, Sister Crayon, Japanther, The Infected, Environmental Encroachment and more to be announced.

Now in its eighth year –the music festival which celebrates rock, indie, punk and underground artists from every era–recently announced the festival will head to multiple cities including next month’s Philadelphia, PA show July 19 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Brooklyn, NY on September 8 at Williamsburg Park, Toronto, ON on September 9 at Fort York: Garrison Common and Dallas, TX on September 22 at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Previously announced Riot Fest 2012 shows include next and the flagship the 3-day RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL in Chicago, IL on September 14, 15 and 16 at Humboldt Park and Congress Theater. A wide array of confirmed talent is on tap for the RIOT FEST events in every city. For full lineups, visit: www.riotfest.org.

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