When I was a teen and falling in love with The Clash I would have paid big money and most importantly found a way to get to a festival that featured punk rock bands. The only thing that came close at the time was Lollapalooza when it travelled to North American cities in the 90’s.
Hello to present day! I’m no longer a teen but I’m very excited to check out Riot Fest for its second year in Toronto this summer.
This year’s line-up features The Replacements, Iggy & the Stooges, A Day To Remember, Pierce the Veil, Every Time I Die, Rocket from the Crypt, Dinosaur Jr, Best Coast, Mayday Parade, Grade, The Ghost Inside, Structures, Real Friends, The Flatliners and Single Mothers.
There are certain bands that you need to see in your life time and let’s face it; none of us are getting any younger. Bands that have been on my bucket list for a while are The Replacements, Iggy & the Stooges, Rocket from the Crypt, Dinosaur Jr and Best Coast. For the affordable price of a weekend ticket I am getting so much value for my hard earned money.
Plus if you haven’t seen a show at Fort York yet this summer – you need to get on that. Built in 1793, Fort York National Historic Site is the birthplace of urban Toronto. It is best known as the location where the Battle of York came to its violent climax in 1813 during the War of 1812. The Fort served as the city’s primary harbour defence between the 1790s and the 1880s, and was the home of a military garrison until the 1930s. The perfect space and atmosphere for some head pounding, yummy eats and pints.
With Aug 24 – 25th 2013 weekend being the second last weekend before the end of the summer – treat yourself to some rock out fun at Riot Fest.
To my loyal and new readers I am giving away 2-Day passes to the August 24-25th Riot Fest Toronto dates. All you need to do is sign up to my blog before July 29th, 2013. If you have already subscribed to my blog, consider yourself already entered. I will pick a random name from my subscriber list and get you on Riot Fest’s stellar Will Call list. Thank you Riot Fest!
For those who want to get in on the fun early – I encourage you to please buy your tickets fast! With this line up – tickets will fly! 😉
Saturday, August 24th Tickets
Sunday, August 25th Tickets
Weekend (2-Day Ticket)