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7 tough decisions on the Riot Fest 2016 schedule

We've already established that Riot Fest Chicago, which is happening Friday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 18, at Douglas Park, has an absolutely stacked lineup. But now that festival organizers have unveiled the full schedule, there's going to be a lot of decision-making to make the weekend...

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