In Pictures: Denver Riot Fest 2016

Thursday at Riot Fest 2016
Thursday (Image credit: Getty)

The Riot Fest came to Denver, Colorado on September 2 for three days of rock, metal, punk, indie and Die Antwoord. Oh, and a rodeo, of course.

The huge weekend bash – which was held at the National Western Complex – included sets by Jane’s Addiction, Death Cab For Cutie, Deftones, Ween, Sleater-Kinney and Rise Against. But the talking point of the weekend was the Misfits reunion, which drew the Sunday evening to a close.

Billed as The Original Misfits – frontman Glenn Danzig and bassist Jerry Only, plus guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein and newly-recruited members Dave Lombardo and Acey Slade – stormed through a 25-song set including Last Caress, We Are 138, 20 Eyes and Horror Business.

Check out our gallery of photographs from over the weekend, plus this fan-filmed footage of the Misfits performing She, which originally appeared as a b-side on their 1977 single, Cough/Cool.

The second Riot Fest of the year takes place in Chicago between September 16-18.

This truly is Fucked Up

This truly is Fucked Up (Image credit: Getty)

Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein

Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein (Image credit: Getty)

Motion City Soundtrack

Motion City Soundtrack (Image credit: Getty)

Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro

Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro (Image credit: Getty)

Two punks resolving their differences at Riot Fest

Two punks resolving their differences at Riot Fest (Image credit: Getty)

Suicidal Tendencies

Suicidal Tendencies (Image credit: Getty)


Descendents (Image credit: Getty)


Radkey (Image credit: Getty)

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (Image credit: Getty)

Rise Against's Tim McIlrath says 'Hi'

Rise Against's Tim McIlrath says 'Hi' (Image credit: Getty)


NOFX (Image credit: Getty)

Look at that Misfits set list. Just bask in those song choices…

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