Panic! at the Disco, lovelytheband, Young the Giant to headline 2018 Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival

It’s been several years since 104.3 The Shark invaded the air waves of South Florida and by the looks of how many artists have made their way down south, they are definitely staying true to their goal of bringing in the biggest rock musicians to one of the most forgotten parts of the country. After spending much of the week dropping hints on their social media accounts in the form of stitching art, South Florida’s only rock radio station announced their much-anticipated lineup for the 2018 incarnation of their annual Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival.

On Friday (Sept. 7), during their morning show “The Big Mistake,” hosts Ashley O. and Spanish unveiled the complete list of artists who will descend on South Florida during the first week of December for the festival. Day one will primarily feature artists who are currently finding homes on the rock and alternative radio charts.

Headlining the first day of the event will Panic! at the Disco, who earlier this summer unleashed not only their sixth studio Pray for the Wicked by also hit the touring circuit for a massive North American tour. Also taking the stage during the first night of the two-day event will be Sublime with Rome, Young the Giant, Blue October, Cold War Kids, lovelytheband, and Shipwrecked alums the Dirty Heads and Robert DeLong.

While day one’s lineup primarily focuses on artists who are currently appealing to the general masses, day two will feature a more throwback-centric lineup with acts like 311, LIVE, Third Eye Blind, Collective Soul, Sugar Ray, Everclear, and newly added Matt and Kim.

Pre-sale tickets for members of the station’s Chum Club will go on sale beginning next Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. local time and conclude on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 p.m. local time. After that, general ticket sales will begin.

Earlier in the month, the radio station revealed that the one-day event geared towards the younger rock fans had expanded to two days.

Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival will return to its home of Fort Lauderdale Beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the weekend of Dec. 1-2.

The official poster for the event can be seen below.

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Colours Added to Robert DeLong Tour

Dustin Smith

Florida’s own Colours will be hitting the road this February with current electro-pop darling, Robert DeLong. On Monday (Jan. 25), it was announced that the duo will be joining DeLong on his upcoming tour which will kick off on Feb. 13 at The Boardwalk in Orangvale, CA. The tour will then wrap up a couple of weeks later on Feb. 26 at The Social in Orlando. Check out the complete list of tour dates below.


02/13 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
02/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
02/17 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
02/18 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
02/19 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
02/20 – Houston, TX @ Numbers
02/22 – Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
02/23 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
02/24 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
02/25 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
02/26 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

The upcoming tour dates will be in support of the band’s upcoming full-length album, Ivory. The trek will give the group’s followers a chance to listen to several new tracks from the impending record before its release. Ivory is set to be released on Feb. 26 through Victory Records.

The record was produced by Shaun Lopez whose work history includes Crosses (†††), Far, and the Deftones. Drummer Morgan Alley had nothing but good things to say about Lopez and how he got the group’s sound. “Shaun has a great ear for tone. He was able to listen to the songs we created, understand the direction and breathe new life into them.”

As of now, the guys have released three song from Ivory, lead single “Monster,” “Lawless,” and “The Unforgettable.”