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article imageRiot Fest set to take over Toronto's Downsview Park

By Bryen Dunn     Aug 27, 2014 in Entertainment
Toronto - Riot Fest & Expo makes its return to Toronto for a third year with multiple stages, carnival attractions, and a new outdoor venue at Downsview Park in the north part of the city.
Over 50 bands are scheduled to play over the two-day weekend event September 6th and 7th. A cousin to its counterparts in the US, Toronto's Riot Fest pays mind to Canada's most exciting bands, featuring City and Colour, Metric, Billy Talent, Death From Above 1979, Tokyo Police Club, The New Pornographers and many more. Old school names like The Cure, Buzzcocks, Social Distortion, and Flaming Lips ensures the punk vibe is kept alive. With the help of Riot Fest's partner Union Events, Downsview Park marks a significant expansion for the festival, allowing its patrons to enjoy a weekend packed with music across four stages and a full carnival atmosphere.
In 2005, Riot Fest booked a multi-venue weekend of punk and rock in Chicago with bands such as Dead Kennedys, The Misfits, and The Bouncing Souls kicking things off. In 2012, the organizers decided to expand to the much larger Humboldt Park location, and also added other cities.. 2014 marks their 10th anniversary, with shows in Toronto, Chicago, and Denver!
Riot Fest has become a premiere festival series that attracts music lovers of all ages from all over the world. Last year, Riot Fest Toronto delivered an incredible line up of homegrown and international artists, including the historic reunion of seminal Minneapolis punk band The Replacements, banding together to play Riot Fest after over two decades away. Unified by a love of great bands and good fun, fans will stuff themselves with everything from carnival corndogs to ethnic and craft food while enjoying rides, attractions, side show performers and the most distinctive line-ups available.
Line-up for Riot Fest Toronto:
City and Colour, Metric, The National, Billy Talent, Rise Against, The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Death Cab for Cutie, Death from Above 1979, Brand New, Paul Weller, AWOLNATION, Stars, The Head and the Heart, Dropkick Murphys, Die Antwoord, Tokyo Police Club, The New Pornographers, Taking Back Sunday, Bring Me the Horizon, The Afghan Whigs, Alkaline Trio, Glassjaw, Bob Mould, Thurston Moore, Buzzcocks, Clutch, New Found Glory, Circa Survive, Manchester Orchestra, Lucero, Title Fight, Bad Suns, Citizen, Lemuria, Mounties, PUP, Nostalghia, Radkey, Rubblebucket, Pentimento, Broncho, The Hotelier, Laura Stevenson, The Beaches, Somos, Restorations, Say Yes, Seaway, Wounds, Little Big League, and more.
This is going to be the best concert showcase Toronto has had in many years, so grab your tickets while you still can.
Single Day Tickets Available Here.
Other Riot Fest dates include Chicago, IL – September 12-14 and Denver, CO – September 19-21
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