9 Shark Artists Returning for Riptide Music Festival 2018

A Look Back at All the Alternative Awesomeness

October 19, 2018

9 Shark Artists Returning for Riptide Music Festival 2018

Here at The Shark we make friends with all your favorite bands and bring them straight to you throughout the entire year. A bunch of our favorites are gracing us once again, but THIS time they’ll be on the Riptide Music Festival Powered by Ford stage.

If you missed them, we made you this handy list so you won't miss them AGAIN. You're welcome. ;)


1. Dirty Heads 

Dirty Heads brought all the hits at our inaugural Riptide Music Festival in 2016. Sweetened our summer at Sharko de Mayo in 2017. Rocked numurous Shark Out of Water Acoustic Sessions. And we can't wait to see them jam out at #Riptidefest18!

2. Dreamers

You've said it – And we completely agree! It's not a Shark party without DREAMERS! We had so much fun in the rain with them at our Coconut Grove Street Scene this summer! Then there was the first Riptide in 2016, when Dreamers were just coming onto the alternative scene. Let's just say the afterparty after that show = Fishbowls for days!

3. Robert Delong

Who could forget the exclusive Robert Delong acoustic performance at Riptide 2016? He's back with the wii controllers and more to electronically rock our Riptide stage at #Riptidefest18.

4. Blue October

At one of the most EPIC Shark Out of Water Acoustic Sessions earlier this year, Blue October brought the house down at L-Bar at Hard Rock Hollywood, took questions from Shark Listeners, and got us so hyped to see them perform a full set on Saturday, Dec. 1st at Riptide Music Festival 2018!


5. Bishop Briggs

It's a fact. We've got a major crush on Bishop Briggs! She was one of our alltime favorite Shark Out of Water Acoustic Session performers this year. During the show she was battling a cold and still sounded ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!

6. Rainbow Kitten Surprise

We were graced with the alternative indie awesomeness that is Rainbow Kitten Surprise at our Shark Out of Water back in September. They're bringing the Fever Pitch back on Saturday, Dec. 1st on Fort Lauderdale Beach!

7. Lovelytheband

Another Shark Out of Water favorite, another amazing band we can't wait to see plugged in and ready to steal our hearts all over again at Riptide! Fingers crossed they cover Ginuwine's Pony again. Please lovelytheband!

8. Silent Rival

If you missed Silent Rival at our On The Horizon Concert back in May at 26 Degree Brewing, then you're in for a real treat when they rock the stage on Sunday, Dec. 2nd at Riptide Music Festival!

9. Young the Giant 

The Superposition boys are back! And we couldn't be any more excited!! Remember when they stole the show at our first ever Undertow Jam back in 2016? And then they made us all swoon at our Shark Bonfire Session at Sole on The Ocean in 2017. How many days until Young The Giant hits the stage at Riptide!? Who's Body is ready 'cuz they want more!?