Music Festivals

The Killers, the 1975 Headline Day One at Riptide Festival 2019

The Killers will headline the fourth-annual Riptide Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
The Killers will headline the fourth-annual Riptide Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Courtesy of Riptide Music Festival
The indie-rock group the Killers and the Manchester, England band the 1975 are set to headline opening day for Riptide Music Festival 2019, with Jimmy Eat World leading the lineup for Day Two.

The fourth-annual event on Fort Lauderdale Beach is slated to take place Saturday, November 23, and Sunday, November 24, a week earlier than the 2018 fest and shorter by one day. After expanding to three days last year — scheduling eight bands Sunday after five acts opened the festival Friday and a marathon of 17 were featured Saturday — this year's Riptide Fest is back to a two-day event.

The 2019 lineup looks to echo last year's themes, with a mix of nostalgia bands and more prominent and emerging indie and rock acts. The Las Vegas-based Killers are steeped in both ends of this genre slide — an alt-rock band with mainstream appeal and influences (Depeche Mode, Bowie, New Order, Oasis) dating back long before the band's four members got together in 2004.

Here's the entire Riptide Music Festival 2019 lineup:

Saturday, November 23
  • The Killers
  • The 1975
  • The Revivalists
  • Judah & the Lion
  • Silversun Pickups
  • K. Flay
  • Shaed
  • Matt Maeson
  • White Reaper
  • Morgxn
  • Smith & Thell
  • The Band Camino
Sunday, November 24
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Catfish & the Bottlemen
  • Reel Big Fish
  • Switchfoot
  • Fuel
  • Barns Courtney
  • Soul Asylum
  • New Politics
  • Meg Myers
  • I Don't Know How but They Found Me

Riptide Music Festival 2019. Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 in Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, 1100 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets start at $34 via riptidefest.com.
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Veteran journalist Teri Berg is an award-winning writer and editor. A native Ohioan, she's celebrating a decade in South Florida.