BeachLife Festival Announces Black Keys, Gwen Stefani, Black Crowes May 5-7 At Redondo Beach

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Returning to the Santa Monica area for a fourth year, BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach has announced a full lineup, topped by The Black Keys, Gwen Stefani and The Black Crowes May 5-7 on Redondo Beach.

Other artists playing over the weekend include John Fogerty, Pixies, Modest Mouse, Sublime With Rome, CAAMP, The Head And The Heart, Tegan and Sara, Band of Horses, Kurt Vile,  Sugar Ray and many others.

Tickets are on sale now, with single-day general admission starting at $159 and three-day passes $379. 

GA tickets are available now starting at $159 (plus fees) for single day and $379 (plus fees) for a 3-day pass.

An 11,000-capacity event taking place on the waterfront, BeachLife features three main stages and a side stage curated by Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg, featuring multiple genres and formats.  The event offers VIP cabana options as well as elevated food and beverage, including The Daou SideStage Experience, which seats fans onstage for a four-course meal by celebrity chefs during the music, 

After debuting at the same Seaside Lagoon location in 2019, BeachLife continues to grow, hampered only by the pandemic, which forced 2020 to be pushed to September 2021.

Last year saw the debut of a second BeachLife event, BeachLife Ranch, a “coastal country” affair taking place in September at the same location featuring Brandi Carlile, Dierks Bentley, The Lumineers, Wilco and more. 

“Everybody keeps asking me what my occupancy is or whether it’s going to get bigger,” BeachLife co-founder and producer Allen Sanford, who also operates the Saint Rocke club in nearby Hermosa Beach, told Pollstar after last year’s event. He said Saturday sold out at 11,000 tickets, while Friday and Sunday were close behind.

“The reason we sell out is we don’t want to have that type of festival where everybody’s crammed and uncomfortable with 30-minute lines, that’s just not our thing down at the beach,” added Sanford, who is heavily involved in booking. “11,000 is our self-imposed sellout. We think that’s a really comfortable level. It was crowded enough for people to feel community but loose enough where kids were still running around and people were still enjoying themselves.”

Sanford said there was an emphasis on the VIP experience in 2022, with additional amenities like cabana furniture, shade and additional restrooms.

“For the most part we have a very winning formula with the egress and ingress, and the flow of the festival works really well,” Sanford said, adding that up to 3,700 bikes were parked there for the weekend. “In the South Bay, we’ve kind of already figured it out on a normal weekend. You have families and people rolling down on skates, bicycles, a huge amount of people just walk down. You go a few blocks away from the festival and you wouldn’t even know there was a festival happening.” 

Last year’s lineup was topped by Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins and the Steve Miller Band.