Beachlife Festival is returning to Redondo Beach May 1-3, 2020. As with last year’s inaugural event, the lineup features an eclectic mix of classic and alternative rock, reggae and other genres. Headliners include the Steve Miller Band, Counting Crows, and a 75th Anniversary Celebration of Bob Marley’s birth led by sons Stephen and Ziggy Marley, the latter of whom played in 2019. Another artist returning is Chevy Metal, led by Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins; their set last year was a tribute to Van Halen, this year they set their sights on the crown with a set of Queen covers. Notable acts include UB40, War, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real (Nelson’s father Willie closed last year’s event) and singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet, among many others, with a few artists still to be named in the coming weeks. Yacht rock fans–you know who you are–will have a special Yacht Rock Brunch to geek out over featuring Ambrosia with special guests John Ford Coley, Stephen Bishop and Elliot Lurie (of Looking Glass).
Alongside the musical component is a food program that will be curated by local restauranteur David LeFevre (Manhattan Beach Post, etc.). Other attractions will include local arts and crafts and a biergarten highlighting brews from the South Bay and nearby regions. Tickets for the entire festival are on sale from $299 at the festival’s website; individual days are not yet on sale. The BeachLife Festival takes place on the beach at 137 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.