Every year, tens of thousands of folks descend upon the sleepy hamlet of Denver, Colorado to partake in a three day journey back to the last great hey-day of musical innovation: THE 90’S. RIOTFEST has been happening every year for the past three and features the most eclectic assortment of artists this side of LEEDS or COACHELLA. While largely a punk-driven affair, last year’s lineup included WEEZER, THE CURE, GOGOL BORDELLO, THE FLAMING LIPS, PRIMUS, SLAYER and NEW FOUND GLORY. This year’s versatility was no different, as we brave members of the Face Eaters who were in attendance can attest. Between Friday, August 28th and Sunday, August 30th, we saw the following: Wu-Tang’s THE GZA, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, MODEST MOUSE, IGGY POP, THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, THE PIXIES, ICE CUBE(w/ his NWA buddies), CYPRESS HILL, ALKALINE TRIO, AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT, and of course…the one and only GWAR(who still totally rock one’s face off their head, and fuck all the haters who say otherwise!). We came, we saw, and were utterly drenched in blood by the end. Basically, you need to get your silly ass to the next one, usually held around August, or you’re just missing the best music festival Colorado has to offer, bud.
And, if you have a few minutes,
KEEP IT CULT