BeachLife Festival has revealed the artist lineup for its 2023 event, set to take place on May 5th, 6th, and 7th on the scenic Redondo Beach, CA waterfront. The festival, established in 2019, aims to combine the best of Southern California beach culture with a mix of the top performers from the worlds of rock, indie, pop, jam, reggae and beyond for an immersive weekend of entertainment.
On Friday, May 5th, The Black Keys, Pixies, and Modest Mouse will lead the way alongside performances by Tegan and Sara, Kurt Vile and the Violators, LP, The Airborne Toxic Event, Travie McCoy (Gym Class Heroes), SHAED, The Beaches, Poncho Sanchez, BabyJake, XYZPDQ, Jonny Two Bags (Social Distortion), Zander Schloss (Circle Jerks) and Devon Baldwin.
On Saturday, May 6th, BeachLife attendees will witness a headlining set by Gwen Stefani, and a special performance of 40oz. to Freedom by Sublime with Rome alongside appearances by Band of Horses, Iration, Dispatch, Sugar Ray, Aly & AJ, Shwayze, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Tropidelic, Eli Smart, Rainbow Girls, Special C, Kevin Sousa Band, Stacey Dee and Linda Le (Bad Cop Bad Cop), and The 415’s.
The festival will wrap up Sunday, May 7th with The Black Crowes, John Fogerty (performing the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival), CAAMP, The Head and the Heart, Noah Cyrus, Mavis Staples, Trampled by Turtles, The Wailers, Jim Lindberg (Pennywise), Donavon Frankenreiter, Winnetka Bowling League, David Ryan Harris, Hearty Har, and Poppy Harlo.
BeachLife was co-founded by Redondo Beach locals Allen Sanford and Rob Lissner with support from Partner and SpeakEasy Stage curator Jim Lindberg (Pennywise/solo artist/ author) as an alternative offering to the typical festival with a high level of attention paid to food and beverage, curation, and detail. In 2022, the festival expanded with BeachLife Ranch, Southern California’s first major country and Americana music festival.
BeachLife 2023 will feature music performances on four stages: HighTide Stage, LowTide Stage, RipTide Stage and the SpeakEasy Stage. While the first three stages are standard, festival-produced stages on the waterfront, while the SpeakEasy Stage is curated by Jim Lindberg and provides intimate and stripped-down acoustic performances from an eclectic array of artists spanning rock, singer/songwriter, surf, punk, and reggae-rock styles.
While music takes center stage at BeachLife Festival, the event’s Daou SideStage Experience provides foodies the opportunity to be seated on stage and served a four-course meal while their favorite musicians perform. The Daou SideStage Experience is the first culinary opportunity of its kind, located on the main stage and serviced by a team of award-winning chefs that curate their menus alongside the artists curating their setlists.
BeachLife supports many organizations in Southern California’s South Bay community and beyond, specifically as they relate to the preservation of beaches and oceans. With the help of the LA Kings Care Foundation and a number of national and local nonprofit organizations, BeachLife will host events and on-site activations to drive awareness to and help to raise much needed funding for these important causes. Philanthropic partners for BeachLife 2023 include Surfrider, Heal The Bay, Wyland Foundation, Redondo Beach Education Foundation, and Redondo Beach Police Foundation. BeachLife also supports The Rob Machado Foundation and its dedication to the environment through the BYOB program.
“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,” Sanford shared along with the lineup announcement. “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 General Admission, General Admission Plus, VIP, Captain and Admiral tickets for the BeachLife Festival are on sale now via the festival website. BeachLife 2023 will also offer the all-inclusive premium Captain’s Pass with privileges such as complimentary catering and beverage offerings, exclusive bungalow, elevated main stage views, parking, commemorative tote bag filled with gifts from our partners and more. Admiral Passes are limited and include 2-4 GA+, VIP or Captain tickets along with a boat mooring for three nights. For information on all BeachLife ticket types and experiential upgrades, head here.
Check out the complete BeachLife 2023 artist lineup below. Get excited for the festival by revisiting Live For Live Music‘s review of the 2022 event here.