Southern Californians are well aware how to live the beach life, especially those inhabiting a beach town. With predictable sunny skies and unfaltering chill vibes, living at the beach is as easy as it gets. And, of course, the ocean as your everyday backdrop doesn't hurt the eyes! All in all, the setting couldn't be better for a weekend of music. Redondo Beach, situated in the South Bay of Los Angeles County, is one of those quintessential SoCal beach towns that you can never get enough of and is proud to welcome the first ever BeachLife Festival this coming May 2019.
With three prestigious rock names, BeachLife is already one festival above the rest.
And, BeachLife stays true to its roots. Surf culture exploded in the 1960s in southern California… and, let's be honest, so did explicit drug use. Bands like The Beach Boys and The Grateful Dead surfaced to meet musical demands of this hazy time in history and could be heard around town to accompany the sound of crashing waves. Also rising above the rest were folky political activist artists, such as Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. It might've been a murky time historically speaking, but the surf was up and the beach blanket bingo was in full swing in southern California, to say the very least. Fast forward to Redondo Beach today, where variety is the name of the game when it comes to musical preference. The inaugural BeachLife Fest, planned for May 3rd-5th, recognizes the importance of bridging the gap between then and now, proffering a lineup of epic generational proportions. As for the aforementioned bands of yesteryear, surviving members Bob Weir (of The Grateful Dead) and Brian Wilson (of The Beach Boys) will be gracing the stage as headliners Friday and Saturday night. The third musical great to bring the 1st Annual BeachFest to a close will be none other than Willie Nelson… the OG musical marijuana lobbyist, himself. With three prestigious rock names, BeachLife is already one festival above the rest.
Joining headliners are over 40 more bands! Some are yet to be announced for Friday and Satuday, so watch out for additions to the follow list. Besides Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, Friday further welcomes As The Crow Flies, Steel Pulse, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Donavon Frankenreiter, Roots of Creation, Timmy Curran, The Cordovas, Clayton Joseph Scott and The Higgs. Saturday, albeit two names, includes Violent Femmes, Chevy Metal, Everclear, Best Coast, Sugar Ray, Berlin, His Eyes Have Fangs, V Torres, Barley and Latchkey Kid on top of Brian Wilson with fellow Beach Boys, Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Sunday's rundown is complete (for those that are looking to attend day-by-day) and includes reggae legend Ziggy Marley, folk legend Grace Potter, as well as of Blues Traveler, Colin Hay (of Men At Work), Keller Williams' Grateful Gospel, Matt Costa, Poncho Sanchez, Venice, Chris Pierce, The Hollow Legs and Charley Overbey. You know, besides Willie Nelson.
Don't forget about the exlcusive Captain's Party on Thursday, featuring punk heavyweights X! Speaking of the pre-party, tickets are now available for weekend passes ranging from general admission all the way to Captain's Passes ($2k each, but totally worth it dude). VIP options include premium viewing decks, preferred pricing on lockers, restaurant reservations and more, depending on whether you spring for VIP or that super, snazzy Captain's Pass. For more details or to get your tickets now, visit www.beachlifefestival.com.