Good vibes are on the horizon as Riptide Music Festival returns to Fort Lauderdale beach on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, 2023. Formerly known as Audacy Beach Festival, this highly-anticipated two-day event is going back to its roots and reclaiming its original name, promising amazing live music on two stages, delicious food, specialty cocktails, and plenty of fun for everyone under the sun.
About Riptide Music Festival 2023
Presented by Audacy, a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company, this year’s lineup features some of the hottest crossover stars in music today, giving devoted fans the acts they love and welcoming new festival goers to experience a wide variety of performers spanning the rock, indie, and pop genres.
The Black Keys and Jelly Roll will headline the festival, with performances by Bleachers, Young the Giant, Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Lovejoy, Awolnation, Cannons, Silversun Pickups, Lovelytheband, Misterwives, Beach Weather, Barns Courtney, Weathers, The Moss, Little Image, The Beaches, and Jack Kays.
Also, this just in, you’ll hear South Florida based Emmy® nominated songwriter, performer and impact artist Alexander Star perform his debut song, "Laudy Dayo," an homage to the region. The upbeat tune embraces the idea that everyone can express themselves freely and proudly. It also highlights Greater Fort Lauderdale in a melodic blend that paints a picture of the tropical paradise. When you see him live on the Ford Beach House Stage on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m., snap a photo and share it on social media using the hashtag #VisitLauderdale!
Sponsored partly by Spirit Airlines and South Florida Ford Motors, festival-goers can also count on more than 20 interactive sponsor activations, free giveaways, and free water refill stations throughout the two-day event.
Where to Stay
With Riptide Music Festival taking place on the golden sands of Fort Lauderdale beach, there are plenty of waterfront hotels and resorts offering a comfortable stay.
Within walking distance, you’ll find B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale, providing scenic accommodations and unique mermaid shows at their world-famous Wreck Bar. There’s also the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa featuring a lagoon-style pool, delectable restaurants, and ample opportunities for adventure.
And, for those looking to stay a bit outside the action, The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach, and Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach are all located less than two miles from the event.
How to Get There
While there’s no official festival parking, attendees are encouraged to use ridesharing to the designated pick-up and drop-off areas near the festival entrance or plan to arrive via the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi. Festival goers from outside of the Greater Fort Lauderdale area can hop on the Brightline high-speed passenger train, with stations in Miami, Aventura, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and Orlando.
The range of ticket options is almost as diverse as the festival lineup itself. Single-day tickets start at just $79, while single-day VIP passes are available from $259. Two-day general admission tickets are available from $109 and two-day VIP tickets start at $309. Elevate your festival experience with the two-day Super VIP Table (21+) tickets from $3,399.
The perfect combination of music and beach vibes, Riptide Music Festival is sure to provide an unforgettable festival experience for music lovers of all ages! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the official festival page.