Photos: Riot Fest Toronto 2014 (Saturday)

Citizen - Riot Fest TorontoAs the average music fan/addict/junkie/connoisseur/pundit knows – every festival has a high point that creates an indescribable moment and they bounce off each other to map out significant points of your life. In the case of Riot Fest, you need to forget everything else. Just throw it out the window or abandon it like one of your old sticker-tattered CD binders that may (or may not) contain two copies of Limp Bizkit’s Chocolate Starfish. The reason being Riot Fest is in a class of its own. It started almost ten years ago with a promise to connect with its community and not the mainstream and it’s kept that promise with its Toronto edition expanding to Downsview Park only to slam every head with every corner of the punk genre. If you weren’t waiting in line to the chords of Laura Stevenson or Title Fight, you were pit-deep into a Glassjaw or Circa Survive set that rarely visits the north. And if you weren’t watching your soul flee your body to the tune of Alkaline Trio and Brand New, you were likely praising Billy Talent and The Flaming Lips for making your heart beat faster than it should. The unofficial kick-off for Riot Fest was a mud-filled affair but as you’ll notice, every single band held nothing back.

Check out our galleries below via our photogs Joel Pilotte and Josh Mahoney and scroll through our other stills from Riot Fest Toronto Sunday.


GLASSJAW at ROCK STAGE


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CIRCA SURVIVE at ROOTS STAGE


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THE BEACHES at REBEL STAGE


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NEW FOUND GLORY at RIOT STAGE


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MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA at ROCK STAGE


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CITIZEN at REBEL STAGE


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ALKALINE TRIO at RIOT STAGE


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TAKING BACK SUNDAY at ROCK STAGE


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AWOLNATION at ROOTS STAGE


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BRING ME THE HORIZON at ROCK STAGE


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PENTIMENTO at REBEL STAGE


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RISE AGAINST at ROCK STAGE


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DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 at RIOT STAGE


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BILLY TALENT at ROCK STAGE


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FLAMING LIPS at ROOTS STAGE


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