U2 won’t be the only notable rock band performing one of their biggest albums in full during a festival set this year. On Thursday, a day following Riot Fest’s epic lineup announcement, it was also revealed that a number of artists on the bill including Mayday Parade, Dinosaur Jr. and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones will be performing some of their own iconic albums in full during their festival sets come September.
Set to take place in Chicago’s Douglas Park on Sept. 15-17, Riot Fest will continue its long tradition of featuring iconic bands performing some of their biggest albums from start to finish. This year, Dinosaur Jr., the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Built To Spill, Fishbone, Bayside, Mayday Parade, The Lawrence Arms and that dog will all be participating in the tradition. There will also be two more bands who will be pulling out catalog favorites when Riot Fest reveals another wave of artists next month.
As great as having artists like Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and the reunion of Jawbreaker to help sell tickets and bring attention to the event as headliners. Having bands in the smaller fonts performing their famous albums however, is a great way to keep fans excited throughout the entire day at festivals, not just when the sun goes down.
See below for the list of announced artists participating in the full-album performances at this year’s Riot Fest.
Dinosaur Jr. – You’re Living All Over Me (1987-30th Anniversary)
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Let’s Face It (1997-20th Anniversary)
Built To Spill – Keep It Like A Secret (1999)
Fishbone – Truth and Soul (1988-30th Anniversary)
Bayside – The Walking Wounded (2007-10th Anniversary)
Mayday Parade – A Lesson In Romantics (2007-10th Anniversary)
The Lawrence Arms – Oh, Calcutta! (2006)
that dog. — Retreat From The Sun (1997-20th Anniversary)