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05-13-2014, 10:07 PM

Riot Fest 2014 Denver Lineup
The Cure
The National
Rise Against
Social Distortion
The Flamying Lips
Sublime with Rome
Wu Tang Clan
TV on the Radio
A Day to Remember
Die Antwoord
Dropkick Murphys
Bring Me the Horizon
Gogol Bordello
Violent Femmes
City and Colour
The Used
Taking Back Sunday
Manchester Orchestra
New Found Glory
Hot Snakes
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Bouncing Souls
Face to Face
Dum Dum Girls
Bob Mould
Stiff Little Fingers
Las Dispute
We Cam as Romans
The Expendables
The Menzingers
Big Freedia
The ORwells
Larry and his Flask
In the Valley Below
Pianos Beomces the Teeth
I am the Avalanche
Cerebral Ballzy
Red City Radio
The Unlikely Candidates
Sole and DJ Pain 1
The Bots
Tiny Moving Parts
Plague Vendor
My Body Sings Electric
...and more to come.

Wow, I may check this out since it has such a diverse line-up, and SLAYER:rocker:

John The Drummer
05-14-2014, 12:33 PM
Wu Tang Clan
Dropkick Murphys
...and more to come

On the same bill!? Now THAT sounds like a show.

05-14-2014, 01:53 PM
Can we get this in California plz?

Travis The Dragon
05-14-2014, 02:48 PM

05-14-2014, 03:10 PM

Wrong thread buddy. GWAR isn't playing this one. :lol:

John The Drummer
05-14-2014, 03:13 PM

05-15-2014, 06:34 PM
Local station this morning says Slayer will be doing Reign in Blood in its entirety and Weezer will do it's debut Blue Album.

05-15-2014, 09:56 PM
Local station this morning says Slayer will be doing Reign in Blood in its entirety.

Meh :tp:

They should perform "Haunting the Chapel" EP instead. :blaze:

05-15-2014, 10:35 PM
Meh :tp:

They should perform "Haunting the Chapel" EP instead. :blaze:

True but only 4 songs...it'd be a short show, why not RIB& HTC together? :rocker:

05-16-2014, 03:59 AM
Local station this morning says Slayer will be doing Reign in Blood in its entirety and Weezer will do it's debut Blue Album.

Yeah, Chicago gets those 2 albums plus 8 other bands doing their albums in full as well.

06-03-2014, 08:36 AM
So, this is fucking cool:

Even though we always keep tickets prices as low as we can, we want make things a little easier for you. Some of you are students or are on budgets, so now you can buy Riot Fest tickets on layaway for all 3 cities. We may not have the incredible selection of household goods, toys, and clothing that K-Mart has, but we do have an excellent layaway program.

Layaway tickets will be charged in 4 installments for those purchasing in June (Plan 1), or 3 for those purchasing in July (Plan 2).

Plan 1: June (On Sale Now)
25% + fees - Time of Purchase
25% - July 1st
25% - Aug 1st
25% - Sept 1st

Plan 2: July (Available July 1st)
34% + fees - Time of Purchase
33% - Aug 22nd
33% - Sept 8th

This is a very smart move by them, now it is affordable to almost everyone now including myself who missed the $99 tier price :)

Have they done this before to those here who have attended in the past?

06-03-2014, 08:49 AM
No this is the first time.

06-18-2014, 10:42 PM
Day by Day lineups release, 1 +2 day passes on sale

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Welp Friday it is: Slayer, Primus, Weezer and some other good shit :rocker:

06-19-2014, 05:17 AM
Tickets on layaway? Very cool on their part.

07-11-2014, 09:25 PM
So everything was going so well for my Riot Fest:

Hello -

Due to circumstances beyond our control, and despite lots of support for Riot Fest & Sideshow in Byers, May Farms is no longer available to host Riot Fest. A nearby alternate location will be announced early next week. We know this sucks, we're as disappointed as you are, but if you could be a little patient with us, we'll have more information ASAP. All tickets will be honored at the new location. Riot Fest in Denver is NOT cancelled, the show will go on, and rock n' roll never dies.

Please keep an eye on your inbox, as we will email all customers once we have additional information.

We thank you for patience.

- Ticketfly Customer Support

Rumors are flying around that A) the citizens of Byers, CO are concerned about the "people" who will be attending Riot Fest and asked to move the show and B) Riot Fest did this event without securing the venue.

Like the e-mail I got says the event isn't canceled and they are trying to find a new place. But to hold such a large event with stages, a campground and all the other stuff they have planned, there isn't much in the Denver Metro area to house it, which means it will be either far North or South which is going to piss a LOT of people off

07-18-2014, 09:00 AM
We have a new venue!!!
Riot Fest & Sideshow, some people didn't want YOU or US in their town. Since we were forced to move Riot Fest away from its inaugural home in Byers, CO, we are bringing Byers to you at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in downtown Denver on Sept. 19-21st.
Thank you Riot Fest fans and family for being patient this past week and thank you for standing alongside us. And even though Riot Fest will be at Mile High Stadium this year, we have officially filed an appeal with Arapahoe County as of this morning because we know we are right. All tickets will be honored at the new location and refunds for those who purchased camping spots will be forthcoming.

The following message comes from festival owner and managing partner Riot Mike:

Statement Regarding Riot Fest & Sideshow in Denver, Colorado

Before I begin what will probably be a long-winded concerto of a statement, it has to be stated with deafening clarity that we wanted to make Byers, Colorado our home for Riot Fest for years to come. It’s a community we care about tremendously, just like Humboldt Park, in Chicago and just to pack up and watch the town disappear in our rear window is not an option.

In just over a year, we became part of the May Family and Gary, Stacie and their children became part of ours… the relationship is beyond normal kinship. And, I wish I wasn’t hunting for words in describing the bond between our two families — a perfectly succinct account for the fans. But, it’s hard enough writing about the Mays and the deeper I dig to find words, the harder it becomes to explain. There’s no defense mechanism for this one to hide or bury inside a wrinkle… I’m just tremendously sad.

At the same time, I am utterly incensed. Elementary ideological forces and manipulation veiled in contradictory legal jargon prevented us from coming back to May Farms this year. Simply, we were duped. Certain groups, residents and so forth did not want YOU or US in their town, and there is something morally dishonest and unforgiveable with their actions. Sean and I, along with our partners at Soda Jerk Presents, have been mum throughout this entire ordeal, but that will stop today. We have officially filed an appeal with Arapahoe County as of this morning and, needless to say, we are doing this because we are in the right. I cannot fathom that in 2014 certain social mores grounded in revulsion and irrationality, of course, by a limited howling few, can inflict such harm in a town or in a county. It’s disgusting and these people should feel ashamed. I will refrain from commenting any more on these matters, but, with complete conviction and certitude, more will come to light and all fans will know what precisely transpired.

To continue, we were essentially tossed out of Byers and after visiting several sites during our week here, we decided on Mile High. After much thought about the pros and cons about moving to the stadium versus other venues, the fact that the stadium is willing to allow us to transform their grounds and recreate Byers and May Farms swayed our decision. There are hundreds of agricultural towns across the U.S. who are struggling for survival, dismissed by their neighbors and political representatives at a state and federal level. There is no glossing this over… Byers is not an economically robust town. In parts, it’s certainly poor. And would Riot Fest be the end-all-be-all to save this town economically? Of course not. This takes multiple businesses and forward thinkers to take this kind of risk. We were up for that risk, because it’s evident we’d sell more tickets in Denver proper. But that’s not what Riot Fest is…. And it never will be. People thought we were crazy for choosing Humboldt Park in Chicago, but we knew we were right. Fast-forward three-years later, Humboldt is fast becoming its own economic engine … and we are proud to be a part of that rehabilitation. The thing is that we never wanted to change ideological mindsets in Byers – that’s not our job and no side will ever win. However, we whole-heartedly believed that we could have been a preamble for growth, and, in turn, help the town be heard for real and legitimate concerns: infrastructure.

Now, to the Riot fan base. I’m sorry for all of this and I thank you for standing alongside us. Sean and I, along with our partners at Soda Jerk Presents, will be forever grateful to all of you. And even after the curtain closes this year, I know I will look back on these last few weeks and smile because our Riot fans stood alongside us. The biggest apology to the fans goes to the people who were planning on or purchased camping. Obviously, camping refunds will be processed today, but, I know that isn’t enough and neither is an apology. You guys, above everyone, bought into Riot Fest and the experience we were providing in Colorado. I will find a way to make this up to you in the next few weeks. I promise.

With all of that said, I’d like to thank the residents and businesses of Byers, Strasburg and the surrounding areas. Your letters of support have not been overlooked. More importantly, I’d like to apologize to the youth of Byers. I know many of you are disappointed and outright angry, but please do not shun or mistreat anyone for the decision that was made. Community is based on divergent opinions and backgrounds and knowing that will guide you through any irrationality that may come your way in the future. When I was a teenager, music and lyrics guided me and helped me discover the world outside of Blasdell, New York. So, I will leave you with the following lyrics that helped me become the person I am today:

Be exactly who you want to be, do what you want to do
I am he and she is she but you’re the only you
No one else has got your eyes, can see the things you see
It’s up to you to change your life and my life’s up to me
The problems that you suffer from are problems that you make
The sh** we have to climb through is the sh** we choose to take
If you don’t like the life you live, change it now it’s yours
Nothing has effects if you don’t recognize the cause
If the program is not the one you want, get up, turn off the set
It’s only you that can decide what life you’re gonna get

The fact of the matter is that even in this day and age, ignorance resides and the words “Riot Fest” unfoundedly scares people. Punk rock still scares people. Intelligence and wit scares people. And we all know if we were named Good Ole Country Riot Fest, we would have never been in this situation.

Your grateful chum,
Riot Mike

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So....I am glad they found a venue and it is now a short train ride for me vs a hour drive...but now they have to deal with people who brought camping; yea they get a refund but it'll be interesting to see if they will comp them with a hotel or some other thing 'cause there is no place to camp in downtown Denver

It also brings up the future for Riot Fest in Colorado; Sports Authority is a nice save but it won't cut it for future years in that it can't provide camping for those coming out of state and getting a hotel in Denver will be much more expensive. There are plenty of other sites in Colorado that could do Riot Fest but will they run into the same problem they did with Byers in the people aren't comfortable with a large diverse music festival bring dollars to the economy and the "people" it brings with it?

07-18-2014, 10:29 AM
Gotta love NIMBYs.

EDIT: Actually, i can't blame people for wanting to keep Die Antwoord out of their fair city.

08-19-2014, 10:52 AM
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to my peeps out there; any of these worth checking out?

08-19-2014, 02:44 PM
Larry and His Flask is really awesome. I've never even heard of any of those other ones.

08-19-2014, 02:52 PM


don't know any of the other bands