Denver’s Riot Fest & Rodeo has announced it’s first wave of bands to play August 28-30 at National Western Complex (4655 Humboldt Street) in Denver. Three-Day passes for the event are now on sale.
Modest Mouse, Pixies, Snoop Dogg, Iggy Pop, Tenacious D, Run DMC, Ice Cube & Special Guests, Rancid, Motörhead, Flogging Molly, Coheed and Cambria, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Explosions in the Sky, Kongos, Cypress Hill, Alkaline Trio, Thrice, Cold War Kids, The Airborne Toxic Event, Iration, Bootsy Collins’ Rubber Band, Yelawolf, Babes in Toyland, Anthrax, The Damned, Eagles of Death Metal, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, GZA, OK Go, De La Soul, Testament, Desaparecidos, The Dead Milkmen, Nada Surf, The Lawrence Arms, Reverend Horton Heat, Andrew W.K., GWAR, The Black Lips, The Get Up Kids, American Nightmare, Bayside, Swervedriver, Millencolin, The Vandals, Less Than Jake, The Joy Formidable, Doomtree, Cloud Cult, 7 Seconds, OFF!, Benjamin Booker, Joyce Manor, The White Buffalo, Post Malone with FKI, Jazz Cartier, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Bunny Gang, Speedy Ortiz, PUP, Beach Slang, The Hoteli er, Prayers, Fit For Rivals, Direct Hit!, ?????, The Moth & The Flame, Elway, Main Attrakionz, Cayetana, Broadway Calls, White Mystery, Skating Polly. Souvenirs, Northern Faces, Dreamers, PEARS, Meat Wave, Rozwell Kid, Sleep On It, Faulkner, Gateway Drugs, Daye Jack, Indian School, & More To Be Announced!
Special performances by the Rock-Afire Explosion and Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue
In addition to the first wave of bands, several artists have confirmed that they’ll be performing their seminal albums. This year, Snoop Dogg will performing his debut albumDoggystyle, Rancid will perform …And Out Come The Wolves in celebration of it’s 20th Anniversary 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.
In previous years, Riot Fest has cultivated lineup that feature reunions and rare appearances—and 2015 is no exception. Drive Like Jehu, L7, Babes in Toyland and Thrice all reunite 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 and more give 2015’s edition it’s unique feel.
Outside of the announced bands, this year’s festival will also include a stage dedicated to The Rock-afire Explosion, 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. Combined with the Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue perform, and attractions include a professional pitmaster BBQ cook-off, mini-golf, a video arcade, mechanical bull, games, a carnival, and more attractions to be announced in the coming weeks, Riot Fest & Rodeo is set to be one of the best event’s in Colorado this year.