Riot Fest

Riot Fest unleashes 2 days of chaos on Downsview Park

Growing closer to the three-day status of their American counterparts, Riot Fest's third visit to Toronto was spread over two days, requiring a move from Fort York to Downsview Park. Take some huge local and international names (The Cure, Flaming Lips, The National, Metric, City and Colour, Death Cab For Cutie, etc.), add a lineup of punk mainstays (Billy Talent, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Taking Back Sunday, etc.), mix over both days, and we're finally edging closer to the mega festival lineups of the US stops.

The promised carnival rides didn't show up, but the vast number of food vendors and a few carnival games still brought the spirit of the CNE. Few would argue that you could've asked for a better send off to summer.

Here are 35 of our favourite mud-splattered moments from Riot Fest 2014.


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