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Riot Fest Fri Sep 05 2014

Riot Fest Announces Daily Schedules and Pussy Riot Panel Information

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Today was a busy day for the folks at Riot Fest. First, they announced the daily schedules which can be found here. Then, they announced further details about the Pussy Riot discussion panel.

Let's talk about Pussy Riot and their panel first. The big news is that Henry Rollins will be moderating it. The panel itself looks like it will be a discussion examining the relationship between art and politics. Can art be used as a viable agent of social change? These are the things the panel will seek to discover.

The full panel is: Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina of Pussy Riot; Greg Graffin of Bad Religion; Tim McIlrath of Rise Against; Marcelle Karp, one of the founders of Bust Magazine; and Michael A. Petryshyn, founder of Riot Fest. The discussion will be moderated by Henry Rollins of Black Flag.

The Pussy Riot discussion is only the first of what Riot Fest hopes will be a new annual addition to the festival; artist-led politically charged conversations. The Pussy Riot panel will take place on Friday, Sept. 12 at 5:45pm at the appropriately named Riot Fest Speaks Stage.

This brings us to the schedule. It looks evenly spaced out with something interesting pretty much always going on with not too many conflicts. Granted, you have to choose between Jane's Addiction or Slayer for your Friday headliner. You also have to choose between Weezer or The Cure for your Sunday headliner. Pianos Become the Teeth vs Mastodon on Friday afternoon is a personal struggle. For the most part though, this is a solid schedule and I find myself incredibly excited for Riot Fest next week.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased here.

 
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