Audacy Takes Over FTLBeach

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Pop-music provocateur Lil Nas X and DJ deity Steve Aoki have been added to Audacy Beach Festival, which is bringing an impressive lineup of rock, EDM and indie pop acts to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park Dec. 4-5.

The rebrand of the popular Riptide Music Festival also will feature Twenty One Pilots, the Lumineers, Swedish House Mafia, Modest Mouse, Bleachers, Willow, Weezer, Bastille and Cold War Kids.

Single-day tickets are available for $75 per day at

Two-day passes currently cost $129 for general admission, $229 for preferred general admission and $329 for VIP (you’ll also find VIP hotel packages and parking passes). When these passes sell out, a new wave of tickets will be offered at a higher price.

The day-by-day lineups for Audacy Beach Festival are:

Saturday, Dec. 4: Twenty One Pilots, the Lumineers, Glass Animals,  Modest Mouse, Bleachers, Steve Aoki, Milky Chance, Willow, Beabadoobee, Cannons, the Regrettes.

Sunday, Dec. 5: Swedish House Mafia, Lil Nas X, Weezer, AJR, Bastille,  All Time Low, Yungblud,  Walk the Moon, Cold War Kids,  Tai Verdes,  Mod Sun,  Girl in Red, Nessa Barrett.

Cultural influencer, fashion icon and Grammy winner Lil Nas X has a current No. 1 single with the Jack Harlow collaboration “Industry Baby.” His other hits include “Old Town Road,” “Montero” and “Panini.”

The Miami-raised Aoki, one of the globe’s most popular DJs, recently started releasing music under a side-project alias called Ninja Attack. DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia (Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso) will be making their 2021 festival debut.

Willow is the daughter of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Audacy Beach Festival is hosted by the same people who have organized Riptide for the past several years: In March, Entercom Communications, the country’s second largest radio company, changed its name to Audacy, to reflect an emphasis on streaming entertainment.

A dollar from all Audacy Beach Festival ticket sales will go to the environmental nonprofit through Audacy’s 1Thing sustainability initiative.

“Our beach business community is honored to be a major sponsor of the Audacy Beach Festival and other events throughout the year which take place on Fort Lauderdale Beach,” said BID Chair, Anna MacDiarmid, General Manager of W Fort Lauderdale. “Those which not only provide entertainment, but also donate back a percentage of ticket sales to environmental causes, is a win-win for everyone, especially our planet.”

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