The perennially nomadic Riot Fest
today unveiled the location and date of its 2015 festival, which will be held at Denver’s National Western Complex
from Aug. 28-30.
While this year’s lineup won’t be announced until May, those who want to take a leap of faith can purchase $69.98 presale tickets starting tomorrow at noon. Given the quality of the two previous years’ acts — including The Replacements, The Cure, Die Antwoord, Wu-Tang Clan, Weezer, Flaming Lips, Rocket From the Crypt, Iggy Pop
— it should be money well spent.
It’s also a reasonably safe bet that the event won’t have to change locations this year, as it did when the bite-sized town of Byars
— which had hosted 2013’s inaugural festival — made an eleventh-hour decision to pull the plug. Promoters managed to save the event with a last-minute relocation to the less-than-ideal parking lots outside Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Although best known as the site for the Denver County Fair
, the National Western Complex also plays host to the Great Western Alpaca Show, Tortillas for Tepeyac, Foam Wonderland, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Grappling,
and the much-anticipated Rocky Mountain Reptile Expo.
In keeping with its new location, this year’s event has been dubbed Riot Fest & Rodeo
, and will feature a host of thematically linked attractions that may or may not include blood and clowns
Find more information as well as early bird tickets at riotfest.org