This weekend the Riptide Music Festival powered by Ford returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach for the 4th time, bringing with it a lineup of Alternative icons and our up-and-coming favorites. The annual adventure on the beach is bigger than ever this year with The Killers, The 1975, and Jimmy Eat World leading the way.
This RADIO.COM event has become a staple of South Florida, with a mix of music, art, and fashion on display looking over the Atlantic. We’re off the charts excited to see all the bands and give ourselves over to Riptide, but here are six things we especially can’t wait to see this weekend in Fort Lauderdale.
Brandon Flowers and company are in album mode, and who knows what we’ll hear when they step on stage this weekend. The Killers announced earlier this month that their sixth album, Imploding The Mirage, is due out in Spring of 2020. As one of their last shows of the year, this could be a perfect time to test drive something new.
One of the best bands period. The 1975 bring their unmatched output of music to the stage once again this weekend, and are sure to leave it all out there as they always do. Matt Healy continues to be one of our favorite frontmen, as the band stands on the strength of last year’s A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships while they continue to pepper in songs from their upcoming LP, Notes on a Conditional Form.
Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World has captured some new energy on Surviving, their 10th studio album and their first since 2016. “This is our most rocking album so far... it's a good representation of us playing as a band," Jim Adkins told RADIO.COM earlier this year. "There's still some moody stuff and textural things... but at our core we're a guitar rock band."
Catfish and the Bottlemen
You want guitars? We've got guitars. This band from North Wales really leveled up this year, bringing The Balance to the world. Filled with inescapable riffs and shout-a-long anthems, the third LP from Catfish and the Bottlemen distills what we love most about them.
Voted most likely to get you in the groove on the beach, The Revivalists are custom-built for Riptide. Coming with instant classics like “Wish I Knew You” and “All My Friends,” we are already envisioning living our best life in the sun while they provide the soundtrack.
Judah and the Lion
Speaking of good vibes, Judah & the Lion have them for days. Even with a new album packed with real talk about personal struggles, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel and a banjo jam that’s perfect for lifting even the lowest spirits.