A GA ticket grants you entry through the gates of Riptide, where you’re free to explore the beach, The Underground Village, rock to Riptide artists and more!


Rock and Revel in our Riptide VIP Experience!

Our Riptide VIP is located directly adjacent to the stage. You’ll have the best viewing area, unlimited bottles of water, and more! All in a relaxed, refreshing and uncrowded atmosphere! Rock at Riptide like a VIP!

Note: A limited number of VIP tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis. VIP tickets will sell out – don’t wait!


  • Expedited VIP entrances into the festival
  • Dedicated VIP dance areas
  • VIP raised viewing areas
  • Full, dedicated cash bars offering signature Riptide cocktails
  • Air-conditioned VIP restrooms


  • Unlimited, free bottles of water
  • Relaxed & uncrowded atmosphere
  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka FREE Braid Bar
  • Additional seating and areas to refresh and rehydrate



  • Shaded, private cabana for 10 attendees
  • Raised viewing area
  • Butler service
  • Air-conditioned VIP restrooms
  • Relaxed & uncrowded lounge atmosphere
  • Expedited VIP entrances into the festival
  • Additional Cabana bar, platters and beverages available for purchase
  • Unlimited, free bottles of water
  • Access to all VIP areas, including Tito’s Handmade Vodka FREE Braid Bar

Only a limited number of cabanas are available. Get your #Riptidefest Cabana first for the ultimate experience! 


Q: Where do I buy a ticket?
A: 2019 Tickets are on sale now! Get your 1-day and 2-day tickets, while they last, for the best price Riptide fans can purchase a ticket directly from our website or by emailing For more information, please click here.

Q: Will Single Day tickets be available?
A: Yes! Single Day Riptide Music Festival Powered by Ford tickets are now available.

Q: Are tickets expected to sell out?
A: Tickets will sell out. Get yours as soon as they’re announced, so you don’t miss the next big Riptide Music Festival!

Q: What payment methods can be used to purchase tickets?
A: Credit and debit cards are accepted.

Q: Are there any ticket fees?
A: Yes, there is a convenience fee per ticket.

Q: How do I redeem my ticket?
A: You can show us your ticket on your mobile phone or print it out and bring it to the front gates of the festival. Valid barcode required.

Q: Can I upgrade my GA tickets to VIP?
A: Upgrades may be available if VIP tickets have not sold out. Contact for more information.

Q: Can I buy a ticket if I live out of the country?
A: Yes! For more information, please visit our ticketing website here.

Q: Are kids allowed?
A: Absolutely! The Riptide Music Festival is All Ages. Plus, all kids 2 and under get in for FREE! Any child over the age of 2 will require a regular purchased ticket.

Q: Is there seating at the festival?
A: There are no seats at the festival, but you are allowed to bring your own beach blankets, towels and low-rise beach chairs. There is a designated Chair Zone where you will be allowed to set up your chairs for the day.

Q: Should I receive a confirmation email for my purchase?
A: You should receive a confirmation email within moments of purchase. If you do not (be sure to check your junk folder), please contact

Q: What’s included in VIP?
A: Expedited VIP Entrances, VIP raised viewing area, full, dedicated cash bars offering signature cocktails, air-conditioned VIP restrooms, unlimited, free bottles of water, Tito’s Handmade Vodka FREE Braid Bar, additional seating, and areas to refresh and rehydrate.

Q: How can I avoid ticket fraud?
A: Please remember to ONLY purchase your tickets directly from the Official Riptide Ticketing Website! We are not responsible for tickets purchased from third party people or websites. DO NOT purchase from scalpers. If you arrive at the festival with an illegitimate ticket, you will be turned away, and no refund will be provided.

Q: I’m buying multiple tickets. Can I transfer some of them to friends?
A: You may purchase tickets on behalf of your friends, but once theirs is scanned, it is non-transferable.

Q: I can’t make it one of the days. Can I let a friend use my ticket after I have?
A: No, your ticket is not transferable.

Q: Will There be Meet & Greet Opportunities with the Riptide Bands?
A: Yes! 104.3 The Shark will announce all the band meet and greet opportunities soon. Make sure you’re a member of our Chum Club to find out first. Plus, you can download our RADIO.COM app and favorite The Shark for #Riptidefest push notifications and surprises.

Q: Is the Riptide Music Festival area handicap accessible?
A: Yes, there is an accessible viewing area and handicap bathrooms.

Q: What’s the bad weather policy?
A: Riptide Music Festival will go on rain or shine! However, if there are severe weather circumstances, we may postpone, evacuate, or cancel the event.

Q: Can I leave and re-enter the festival site?
A: There is no re-entry.

Q: Will there be pre-sale tickets available?
A: Yes! There will be very limited, discounted pre-sale tickets. All 104.3 The Shark Chum Club Members will receive a link and a code to purchase discounted 2019 tickets in advance. Join our club here.

Q: Other inquires regarding purchased tickets?
For more information, please visit our ticketing website here, or email

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