2016 Saturday Headliner

The new album from LA rock band AWOLNATION, entitled RUN was written, performed and produced entirely by musical architect Aaron Bruno. RUN, which features No. 1 hit “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” as well as “Woman Woman” is a culmination of Bruno’s time and experiences following the release of platinum-certified debut album Megalithic Symphony. “Sail,” the chart-topping first single off Megalithic Symphony is a global success, amassing hundreds of millions of video views and plays around the world.

Glass Animals

2016 Saturday Performer

Glass Animals has been climaxing in sold-out shows at The Wiltern in LA and Terminal 5 in New York, via huge festival slots in Australia, the US and Glastonbury. Every tour has sold out, they’ve hit 200 million streams and debut album ‘Zaba’ shifted over 500,000 records. As Glass Animals’ live set evolved, so did their sonic aspirations. Dave himself is like an electro Einstein, forever pursuing his next lightbulb moment.

The Struts

2016 Saturday Performer

Before even releasing their first album, U.K.-bred four-piece The Struts opened for The Rolling Stones in front of a crowd of 80,000 in Paris and toured the U.S. on a string of sold-out shows. Now with their full-length debut Everybody Wants, lead vocalist Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott, and drummer Gethin Davies reveal the supreme mix of massive riffs that’s already slain so many adoring audiences around the globe. “The main mission of the band is to bring back that feeling of fun and rock & roll,” says Spiller.

The B-52's

2016 Sunday Performer

It is well known that the B-52s are The World’s Greatest Party Band. And 36 years and over twenty million albums into their career, they remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. Any mystery concerning the band’s longevity is immediately solved when exposed to a B-52s concert experience. From groundbreaking songs like “Rock Lobster,” and “Dance This Mess Around” to chart-topping hits like “Love Shack” and “Roam” the B-52s’ unforgettable dance-rock tunes start a party every time their music begins.

Earth, Wind and Fire

2016 Sunday Performer

Earth, Wind & Fire was born in Chicago in 1969. With a groove as deep as the soul of the planet, the band’s legendary journey has set the standard for music of all genres. One of the most important, innovative, and commercially invincible contemporary forces of the 20th century, Earth, Wind & Fire has released a total of 23 albums. EWF has earned more than 50 Gold and Platinum albums and sold over 90 million albums worldwide, earning them a solid spot on the list of all-time best selling music artists. They have been inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000) and The National Academy of Recording Arts & Science (NARAS) bestowed its highest honor, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, totaling nine Grammy Awards for the group.


2016 Saturday Performer

After releasing five albums, Pepper has opened a new chapter in their storied career. The trio, who formed in 1997 and moved to the mainland from their hometown of Kailua Kona, Hawaii in 1999, pressed pause after the release of their fifth album, Pink Crustaceans and Good Vibrations, in 2008. Pepper has toured extensively with groups like 311, Slightly Stoopid, and Sublime With Rome, and spent several summers on Warped Tour. You can almost feel the sand in your toes and the sun on your back as the album progresses, the musician’s amiable personalities palpable beneath the island rhythms and mellow tones. The band’s music – both live and on their releases – is really about enjoying life and being grateful for each experience, a sensibility that’s very familiar to the three musicians currently in their career. Pepper has embodied not only a style of music but a lifestyle, one that’s most easily found on beaches across the world, but also one that’s relatable to anyone anywhere.


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The Fixx

2016 Sunday Performer

Together, The Fixx has an incredibly strong voice, strong legacy and strong future. Beautiful Friction, the band’s tenth album studio album, finds The Fixx sharper than ever. Never at a loss for what to say, Cy Curnin and company have the same thought-provoking intensity fueling their lyrics and performances as they ever have. Fired up and as hopeful as ever, the band continues to take us on a journey which started in 1982 with the release of Shuttered Room. After seminal hits such as “One Things Leads to Another,” “Red Skies,” “Saved By Zero” and “Stand or Fall,” The Fixx has always been very conscious of making sure it had something to say. The early to mid 80’s was marked by several Top Ten Billboard hits for The Fixx. Curnin recalls the band’s “MTV Days” with great fondness – how girls would throw underwear onstage while they played “Red Skies.” Curnin calls the way the band’s music has been internationally embraced the greatest gift.

Andrew McMahon

2016 Saturday Performer

Andrew McMahon has had a winding road to this artfully balanced life. This is a man who was diagnosed with cancer at 22 years old, on the cusp of releasing his debut album (as Jack's Mannequin). Who sold nearly 2 million albums in a little more than a decade. Who, for much of that time, was struggling underneath the weight of it all. Despite these outward signs of success - beating cancer, getting married and an Emmy nom - McMahon says the road to recovery was “a rollercoaster ride” that took the better part of a decade. The time allowed McMahon to process what had happened and to renew his passion for songwriting and record making, to refill the well of his creativity.


2016 Sunday Performer

Take three stunning women with great voices, turn them loose on a batch of captivating tunes and you have one talented and sexy act. Gioia Bruno, Ann Curless and Jeanette Jurado, better known as Exposé. Exposé started their musical journey in the mid to late 1980s, becoming the first group in history to have four top ten hits on their debut album, surpassing records originally set by the Beatles and the Supremes. Exposé brought dance music into the spotlight and music would never be the same. Exposé became the first girl group to have 7 back-to-back Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

Dirty Heads

2016 Saturday Performer

After two decades spent chiseling their unique, multi-genre infused sound, Dirty Heads have finally come into their own. The five-piece band -- Jared Watson (vocals), Dustin ``Duddy B`` Bushnell (vocals/guitar), Jon Olazabal (percussion), Matt Ochoa (drums) and David Foral (bass) -- have consistently experimented with their sunny style, leaning heavily on reggae fused with hip- hop cornerstones and scaling back for more acoustic fare, darting between extremes.

``We want our fans to love it, because we love what we do and we want to keep doing it,`` says Watson.

Silversun Pickups

2016 Saturday Performer

Silversun Pickups is among the most dynamic and creative rock bands of the modern era, hailed far and wide for their inimitable merging of ethereal melodies and pure sonic force. Each successive release has seen the Silverlake, CA-based band boldly venture into uncharted terrain, bravely pushing their imagination and ability towards new and surprising summits.

Robert Delong

2016 Saturday Performer

Robert DeLong, raised in the suburbs of Seattle, headed south to Los Angeles with a toolbox of Wii-motes, keyboards, and drums to develop a live rock show that CMJ Magazine claims worthy of “an 8-bit warrior, seamlessly creating danceable electro beats with his Wii Remote and Sega Genesis controller on par with the Chemical Brothers.” DeLong began performing his genre-bending songs in 2010, where he uses MIDI interfaces, a full drum set, drum pads, keyboards, laptops and game controllers, looping his music to fuse electronic dance beats with rock ‘n’ roll melodies.

Howard Jones

2016 Sunday Performer

Howard Jones first burst upon the contemporary music scene with his very English song-writing and pioneering synthesizers. Howard lived in the higher reaches of the album charts in the UK, USA, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Canada, Australia and many other countries and the hits kept coming… including the quintessential “No One is To Blame,” which reached No. 1 in the US.

Miike Snow

2016 Saturday Performer

Miike Snow is – are – in a playful mood. The second, somewhat orchatronic, album by the three-headed-band with the one-man-name and mysterious Jackalope symbol is called Happy To You.

The band that should never have worked have turned a new corner, and turned myriad new tricks. Miike Snow’s second album is a triumph of tunes, set to burn up airwaves and dancefloors and festival-fields through 20 12 and beyond. “Before this album, we were an idea,” reflects Pontus Winnberg. “This time we were a band. And this time, we had paid our dues – we’d toured in 27 countries for 18 months” “Miike Snow is kinda like this playground,” says long-haired American singer-songwriter Andrew Wyatt.

Saint Motel

2016 Saturday Performer

Passion for eclecticism has always been at the heart of Saint Motel, a band founded by Jackson and guitarist Aaron Sharp: film-school classmates whose longtime friendship had its roots in a shared appreciation of obscurist cinema and mutually adventurous musical tastes that include everything from Imperial Teen to Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, 2nd Movement. After bringing bass player Dak Lerdamornpong and drummer Greg Erwin into the fold, the band released their debut EP ForPlay in 2009 and began hosting a series of “experiential concerts” with such themes as Zombie Prom and Judgment Day. “We played in half-pipes, semi-trucks, circuses—pretty much anywhere we could,” says Jackson. “We just wanted to do what we could to push ourselves beyond our comfort zone, and give people some kind of big, crazy experience whenever they came to see us.” Thanks in part to those one-of-a-kind live shows, Saint Motel steadily built up a devoted underground following throughout their early years.


2016 Saturday Performer

DREAMERS is Nick Wold (vocals/guitar), Nelson (bass/vocals), and Jacob Wick (drums). They seek to counter the crassness of pop, the snobbery of jazz, and the pretention of indie that zaps the fun out of music with meaning. Yet, they want to draw you in, indiscriminate of taste, style, or ideology.

Their songs of playfulness come from a place of less—homelessness, joblessness, borderline hopelessness. So now, after bouts of vagrancy, nomadism, and vigilant attempts at normalcy, DREAMERS is committed to its collective vision of artistry, inclusion, and idealism.

Flock of Seagulls

2016 Sunday Performer

As well-known for their bizarrely teased haircuts as their hit single ``I Ran (So Far Away),`` A Flock of Seagulls were one of the MTV video rotation staples of the new wave era. Growing out of the synth-heavy and ruthlessly stylish new romantic movement, A Flock of Seagulls' sleek dance-pop was forever indebted to the short-lived movement.

The group benefited considerably from MTV’s heavy rotation of the ``I Ran`` video in the summer of 1982. Mike Score’s outrageous hair style is forever embedded in pop culture.


2016 Sunday Performer

Lime was a staple on the Dance floors of Miami during the late 1970s and early 1980s with their unique, pop disco synth sound.

Famous for hits like ``Babe We're Gonna Love Tonight,`` ``Angel Eyes,`` ``Unexpected Lovers,`` ``You're My Magician`` and many more!

Debbie Deb

2016 Sunday Performer

Debbie Deb is best known for her 1980s freestyle dance songs such as ``Lookout Weekend`` and ``When I Hear Music.`` She took the stage Sunday afternoon at Riptide Music Festival 2016.




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