Panic! at Fort Lauderdale beach
If you are looking to kill it on Instagram this weekend, taunting family and friends with what it looks like to watch November become December in South Florida, there may be no better spot than the Riptide Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale beach.
Newly expanded to three days, the third annual festival will roll out Friday-Sunday with more than 20 alt-rock, pop and retro favorites curated to satisfy a wide variety of tastes, from Panic! at the Disco to the Sugar Hill Gang and Rainbow Kitten Surprise to the Crystal Method.
Taking place on the sand at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, the concerts are scheduled 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday. The weekend forecast calls for little chance of rain and highs in the mid awesomes.
The Riptide schedule on Friday is dedicated to classic dance-floor sounds from Sheila E., Lisa Lisa, Baha Men, the Sugar Hill Gang and the Jacksons, including surviving Jackson 5 brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon.
Saturday features headliner Panic! at the Disco, riding high with the hit “High Hopes,” joined by Sublime With Rome, Dirty Heads, Young the Giant, Cold War Kids, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Lovelytheband, Blue October, Bishop Briggs, Sir Sly, Alice Merton, Bob Moses and the Driver Era.
The festival will close on Sunday with 311, the Crystal Method, Live, Matt and Kim, Third Eye Blind, Collective Soul, Everclear, the Gin Blossoms, Just Loud and Silent Rivals.
A third wave of advance generaladmission tickets is now on sale at RiptideFest.com: $90 for use on Friday, $99 for Saturday or Sunday. Two-day general-admission passes for use Saturday-Sunday cost $130, and three-day passes cost $160.
Two previous waves of advance VIP tickets also sold out, with prices now up to Get daily updates on South Florida entertainment and things to do at South Florida.com and on Twitter at @Ben Crandell $400 on Friday, $500 for Saturday or Sunday, $750 for two-day passes on SaturdaySunday and $1,100 for three-day VIP passes. Among other things, VIP admission includes expedited festival entry, a dedicated lounge and mingling space, raised viewing areas, air-conditioned VIP restrooms and five drink tickets (it’s a cash bar).
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Other stuff to know: Nearby roads will be open during Riptide, but parking will be hard to come by, so plan accordingly; boat anchoring off the festival site is prohibited, and there will be no beach access for festivalgoers.
You can bring low-rise beach chairs and blankets, but no tents or coolers. See a full list of acceptable and prohibited items at RiptideFest.com.
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Brendon Urie and Panic! at the Disco will bring rock-star glamour to the three-day Riptide Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale.