Newswire: No Doubt, Faith No More, Rancid, Snoop Dogg headline Riot Fest’s first wave

Riot Fest, the music festival that, presumably in deference to its punk rock roots, continues to be a public nuisance into its second decade of existence, has announced the initial lineup for this year’s events in Denver’s National Western Complex August 28-30, Chicago’s Douglas Park September 11-13, and Tornoto’s Downsview Park September 19-20. (Riot Fest Chicago was forced to move this year after the alderman representing its old location, Humboldt Park, pulled his support for the festival, citing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to the park after last year’s event.)

As usual, the lineup is sprawling, eclectic, and includes at least a couple of bands you haven’t thought about since the ’90s, with No Doubt, Modest Mouse, Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Pixies, The Wu-Tang Clan, Alexisonfire, and Snoop Dogg toplining various incarnations of the festival. (Also, did you know that Hum …

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