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Riot Fest announces new wave of bands for Denver stop

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If the lineup of the Denver stop of Riot Fest didn’t already pack enough punch for punk rock patrons, more bands have just joined the fold. The festival announced another wave of acts on Tuesday, with a total of 12 bands being added.

Saturday Sept. 20 and Sunday Sept. 21 will be the beneficiaries of the new additions, as each day will see six additional performers.

Saturday’s additions are headlined by melodic punk veterans Strung Out. Perhaps the most intriguing addition however, is Frnkiero and the Cellabration, which is the solo venture of former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero. The day will also see a performance by the bluesy hard rockers in The Picturebooks and the pop punk band Baby Baby. Local punk acts Allout Helter and Wiredogs have also been added to the bill.

Sunday will see the addition of melodic hardcore staples Only Crime. For people that may need a break from the staccato guitar of many of the more punk-leaning groups, they can look no further than the indie-tinged drum and bass of Brick + Mortar. Post-Hardcore will be represented by Touche Amore. The local scene will again be well represented with longtime Denver indie staple The Epilogues, ska act The Dendrites and the self-proclaimed “Kenny Powers of music”: In the Whale.

Denver’s rendition of Riot Fest will run from Sept. 19-21 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. Three-day passes, as well as two-day and single-day tickets for all three days are still available; and can be found here.

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