Sometime back in August, Riptide Music Festival 2019 announced their lineup. As we approach November, we have come the decision to create a list of the 10 must see bands performing at Riptide Music Festival 2019.
When: November 23 – 24, 2019
Where: Fort Lauderdale Beach Park; Rain or Shine
- The Killers
One of my personal favorites, the wonderful wonderful American rock band from the fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada are set to headline at Riptide Music Festival. The Killers have been on tour non-stop since about 2017 following the release our their most recent album, Wonderful Wonderful. Be ready for a spell to be cast upon you when Brandon Flowers lights up the stage with his genuine smile and be sure to stay a little after the set to hear Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. give us some life advice such as “If you liked what you saw here tonight, tell all your friends”.
You can catch K.Flay at the Riptide Festival November 23rd and 24th in Ft. Lauderdale Beach, FL. A definite must see set that’ll full of energy and badassery, you’ll regret it if you miss her. I personally am hoping she plays my favorite song “High Enough” off of her second album Every Where Is Some Where. I look forward to her positive upbeat and relatable music as well as her strong, powerful messages in her songs. I will surely be sweating and have no voice after her set…Don’t miss out!
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3. Barns Courtney
The English singer, songwriter, and musician Barns Courtney is finding his way to Riptide Music Festival in November as well. This artist brings his raw emotion to the stage. I first saw him play last year at a small gig and immediately became hooked. Barns Courtney has this uniqueness in his lyrics and genre which needs to be unleashed. He is also one of the most genuine individuals I have ever met in a pub setting.
4. Matt Maeson
Hailing from Chesapeake Bay, VA, Matt Maeson brings integrated bluesy indie folk and modern presentation. He got his start posting tracks on SoundCloud and eventually captured the attention of Neon Gold Records, which signed him in 2016. His debut EP, Who Killed Matt Maeson?, is definitely worth a listen if you have not done so by now.
5. The Revivalists
The Revivalists hail out of New Orleans and have continued to gain attention and grow as a band since 2015 and were even listed in Rolling Stone as one of the “10 bands you need to know”. They continue to excel in spreading positive vibes from the stage onto the crowd. They know how to get the crowd in full participation mode which is something I admire.
6. Judah & The Lion
Judah & The Lion are an alternative rock band from Nashville, TN. Forming in 2011, the band has released 3 full length album including Pep Talks which was released on May 3, 2019. The album’s 17 songs explore difficult thematic elements such as divorce and alcoholism along with some lighter topics.
7. White Reaper
I originally caught White Reaper at the MLB All Star Concert Series opening for The Killers. In a crowd full of The Killers fans, they left the crowd asking “who are these guys? They’re great.” This garage punk band, out of Louisville, Kentucky, have released two EP’s and two full length albums with the first being released in 2015. Their Third studio album is set to be released on October 18, 2019 so be sure to pick up a copy and plan on seeing them at Riptide. Let’s hang!
Switchfoot is the band that brought us the 2003 hits such as “Meant To Live” and “Dare You To Move”. After a hiatus, the San Diego natives have released Native Tongue earlier this year via Fantasy Records.
9. Soul Asylum
Being a huge fan of It’s Always Sunny in Philadephia, I was no stranger to Soul Asylum‘s hit track “Runaway Train” when they chose to air it in an episode. This band from Minnesota have released close to 11 albums. Soul Asylum is one band that shows no sign of slowing down.
10. The Band Camino
The Band Camino are an upcoming indie band founded in Tennessee in 2015. The Band Camino have released their EP tryhard a few months ago along with a statement.. “we hope this EP represents a TRUE band, a true collaborative work of art that finds you on your good days and bad and hopefully makes you feel a little bit more understood somehow…” Give tryhard a listen and look out for The Band Camino at Riptide Music Festival.