Riot Fest Toronto was this past weekend and while I held a press pass, I fell ill and couldn’t make it out to cover the event.

Can you believe how upset I was that I wasn’t well enough to cover the festival as it happened? While I watched the Twitter and Instagram feeds as all the musical acts made the stage, I felt like I was there and had to write about Riot Fest Toronto 2014.

With four stages, there was so much music happening at Riot Fest Toronto 2014 in one venue over two days as Downsview Park.

Bands that played Riot Fest 2014 on Saturday were AWOLNATION, Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Bring Me The Horizon, Death From Above 1979, Rise Against, Billy Talent. The final band? The Cure.

On day two, City and Colour closed the festival. Metric, The National, Death Cab for Cutie, Social Distortion, The Head and Heart, The New Pornographers, Tokyo Police Club, PUP and many more rocked the festival. See the full Riot Fest Toronto lineup here.

Riot Fest Alkaline Trio

Riot Fest Billy Talent

Riot Fest Brand New
Riot Fest Social Distortion

RIot Fest The Bots

Riot Fest the National

Riot Fest ZDeadTired

The Cure


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Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.

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