Audacy Beach Festival (pics)

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 05: Lil Nas X performs on stage during Audacy Beach Festival at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park on December 05, 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images for Audacy)

Audacy rocked a weekend of live music on the beach during its inaugural “Audacy Beach Festival” in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The two-day event was powered by performances from Twenty One Pilots, Lil Nas X, Weezer, The Lumineers, Glass Animals, Modest Mouse, Bleachers, Steve Aoki, AJR, Bastille, Yungblud, Walk the Moon, Cold War Kids, Tai Verdes, MOD SUN, Milky Chance, Willow, Beabadoobee, Cannons, The Regrettes, girl in red and Daisy the Great.

“After years of our popular Riptide event, we could not have been more excited to get back to the beach for a weekend of fun on the sand with our fans for the first-ever ‘Audacy Beach Festival,’” said Michael Martin, Senior Vice President of Programming and Music Initiatives, Audacy. “We can all do a little more to help protect and preserve our planet, and this event allowed us to unite with five great partners to promote easy, sustainable practices to live healthier lifestyles.”

With the sun beaming down on day one of the Audacy Beach Festival, Glass Animals elevated the crowd with their top hit “Heat Waves.” Later, fans were dancing throughout an epic performance from Steve Aoki before The Lumineers serenaded attendees with new music from their upcoming album “Brightside.” Twenty One Pilots closed out the evening with top hits and surprise covers from various artists during a campfire acoustic set. Day two continued with jams from artists like Cold Ward Kids, Bastille, and Yungblud, before Lil Nas X delivered an electric performance of Grammy Award-nominated “Montero.” AJR helped wrap the two-day festival with a “Bang” before Weezer sent the South Florida crowd to “Beverly Hills” and into a frenzy with their renditions of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” and Toto’s “Africa” to close the night.

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