Beachlife Festival is back and a new lineup has just been announced for May 2023. Last year, I attended their ranch edition (their country offshoot) but both festivals are happening at the same location, right on the beach… Redondo Beach, California to be exact. You actually have to walk on the sand to get to one of the stages.
For the upcoming Beachlife edition, the headliners will be Gwen Stefani, Black Keys, Black Crowes, and John Fogerty, while the rest of the lineup mixes genres and generations. Among the most noticeable acts: Modest Mouse, Kurt Vile, and the Violators, Pixies, Band of Horses, Caamp, The Head and the Heart, Noah Cyrus, Mavis Staples, Trampled by Turtles, Sublime with Rome, Tegan & Sara, LP, The Airborne Toxic Event along with many others acts which will bring together a wide variety of rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, and classic rock. It’s clear that the three-day event is addressed to an older audience than, let’s say, Coachella — for example, Sublime with Rome will be performing the group’s beloved 40 Oz. to Freedom album, and John Fogerty will be performing the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival — but I would say that this is a very good thing.
The event was launched in 2019 and is still going strong. “It’s surreal to our family that BeachLife continues to grow in the music and surf community, and we are so excited to release this lineup — what we believe is a perfect curation to a weekend at the beach,” co-founder Allen Sanford declared. “These artists, along with our beautiful Pacific Ocean as the backdrop, and the sand and salt in our face, will make for another unforgettable weekend at BeachLife. Throw your boardshorts or sundresses on and join us!”
Three-day and single-day GA, GA-plus, VIP, and Captain/Admiral tickets are already on sale here.
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