FIDLAR (12:50 p.m.)
While the L.A. youngsters of FIDLAR aren’t veterans by any means, the band is definitely not one to miss. Their high energy and fast punk/indie fusion are best suited with a beer in hand. Their new single from their latest album Too, “40oz. On Repeat” brings together iconic moments from popular veteran musicians.
GWAR (1:40 p.m.)
The goofy, metal monsters of Gwar play Riot Fest every year. Full of blood, guts, weapons and cursing, their show is always an interesting one to say the least. If you’re planning on seeing Gwar this year, a word of advice: if you want to stay dry of fake vomit and blood, stand back.
The Academy Is… playing Almost Here (7:15 p.m.)
The post-emo band has been defunct for almost 10 years, but their album, Almost Here, lives on as one of the best records of the scene in the early 2000’s. While the band has yet to specify whether or not they’re getting back together, this performance is not one to miss (in their hometown to boot).
Rancid playing …And Out Come The Wolves (7:40 p.m.)
…And Out Come The Wolves is without a doubt the legendary punk band Rancid’s best album. As this year marks the 25th anniversary of the record, this could be the only opportunity fans have to see their favorite record played in it’s entirety.