Cold Waves Industrial Festival Announces 2021 Lineup

Chicago industrial festival Cold Waves have announced their 2021 lineup.

After going virtual last year, Cold Waves returns for an in-person event for 2021. Headlining this year’s event are Front 242, CLIPPING., and Stabbing Westward. The bill also includes Youth Code, Consolidated, Dalek, and more.

The three-day festival kicks off September 24th and lasts until September 26th at Metro and Smart Bar in Chicago. Three-day passes are on sale now. Single-day lineups will be announced May 21st at 10 AM local time, with single-day tickets going on sale May 24th at 10 AM local time.

Check out the lineup below.

Cold Waves also acts as a fundraiser for Darkest Before Dawn, a Chicago non-profit charity that raises money and awareness for the service industry and music venue staffing communities. A portion of the fest’s proceeds will benefit the charity.

Front 242, clipping., Youth Code and more to play Cold Waves 2021 – Treble

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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