The musical lineup the BeachLife Festival, the South Bay’s biggest beach party has been announced, and the celebration of beach culture will include reggae, rock, funky tunes and even a set of Queen songs.
The Steve Miller Band, Counting Crows, and Ziggy and Stephen Marley, who will be performing Bob Marley tunes in celebration of their father’s 75th birthday, will join previously announced acts including Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and G. Love & Special Sauce for the May 1-3 BeachLife Festival concert at Redondo Beach’s Seaside Lagoon.
Also joining the lineup for the second year of the festival are UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro, Fitz and the Tantrums, Live, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and War. And returning from last year is Chevy Metal, led by Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, but in May the band will perform a set of Queen tunes.
There will be a repeat performance of the SideStage, a 50-seat, sit-down restaurant run by chef and restaurateur David LeFevre (MB Post, Fishing With Dynamite, The Arthur J). LeFevre will lead a team of California-based chefs who will create band-inspired menus served during main stage sets. A full lineup of SideStage chefs will be announced in February.
New to BeachLife this year will be the SpeakEasy stage, which will feature acoustic performances by punk music trailblazers from the South Bay’s punk scene. A lineup for the SpeakEasy stage will be announced later.
The festival was founded by local entrepreneur Allen Sanford and business partner Rob Lissner. It made its debut last year with 40 musical acts over three days on a 8.6-acre plot of seaside land that included three stages. The festival attracted about 12,000 people each day.
Three-day general admission passes are $299 and VIP passes are $749. The Captain’s Pass, which includes additional perks like backstage access, drinks and valet parking are $1,895.
Here is the complete lineup:
Steve Miller Band, Counting Crows, Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley’s Bob Marley Celebration, UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Fitz and The Tantrums, Live, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, WAR, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Chevy Metal performing Queen songs, Grace VanderWaal, Blues Traveler, G. Love & Special Sauce, Sugar Ray, Phosphorescent, The Record Company, Ambrosia, Save Ferris, Mother Hips, Stone Foxes, Jim Lindberg of Pennywise, Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s, Trever Keith of Face to Face, The Knights of Monte Carlo, Tom Curren, Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters, Chuck Prophet, Royal Jelly Jive, Timmy Curren, The Aquadolls, Too Rude, Slackstring, Jason Devore of Authority Zero, Kira Lingman & Veronica Torres, Latchkey Kid, and the Kevin Sousa Band.
Visit beachlifefestival.com for information and tickets.