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The second installment BeachLife Festival took place in Redondo Beach this past weekend from September 10th to 12th.
Tens of thousands of attendees came from all over to experience live music, the beach, art, food, and everything in between.
After having to postpone the 2020 and 2021 events, everything went smoothly for the newly moved September dates.
The stage production and setup for all four stages created the beach vibe at BeachLife. Each stage had something unique to it that make it perfect for the artists performing on it.
The main stages were Hightide and Lowide with two smaller stages; Speakeasy and Riptide. The Lowtide stage was mainly on Redondo Beach so you were dancing on the sand. It was a unique experience. The Hightide stage was primarily grass making it comfortable to sit or stand on for long periods of time.
Walking from stage to stage was quick and easy. This made it easy to catch different artists that were playing at the same time. Luckily, there was not much overlap with the music as the time slots were spaced apart wisely.
The sound was amazing. You can hear the music crisp and clear from wherever you were at each stage. The stages were all close to one another, but not too close that the sounds bleed over.
The LED walls let you see the show no matter where you sat or stood up. Each stage had plenty of room to sit on benches or lay a blanket out on the sand and enjoy the music. If you wanted to get up close you could easily walk to the front of the stage and dance.
This year’s musical lineup did not disappoint with 55+ artists spanning multiple music genres. Artists included Ziggy & Stephen Marley, Portugal, The Man, Gary Clark Jr., Counting Crows, Cafe The Elephant, Jane’s Addiction, Silversun Pickups, and many more.
You got a bit of everything from rock, punk, reggae, pop, alternative, and other musical genres. There was something for everyone to enjoy.
There was a variety of food and drink options to keep everyone’s tummy happy. Many local restaurants and food trucks stopped by with yummy foods. No matter what you were in the mood to eat, there was always a place to satisfy your appetite. Some of the memorable options included the pulled pork mac n cheese, tacos, Vegan Jamaican food, and lemonade stand to name a few.
BeachLife was taking all health precautions when it came to covid. To enter the festival grounds you had to be either fully vaccinated or show a 72-hour negative covid test. Masks were mandatory anytime you were indoors. Outside masks were optional per California state guidelines.
You could see that people were excited to be at a music festival again after 18 months. The safety protocols for the virus and even protecting people helped make this a beautiful festival to attend.
Additionally, the stages spread out from one another so that it didn’t feel congested like other festivals where it’s the main stage and one alternative stage.
It was a great weekend at BeachLife. Great music on the beach. What more could you ask for? We will definitely go back to this event next year and every year that it happens! We are glad this event happened despite all of the delays.
If you love the beach, music, food, and drinks then make sure to grab tickets for BeachLife Festival 2022 as tickets will be going on sale soon.