A Beach Life is a Happy Life: It feels like this Redondo Beach event, the Beach Life Festival, is the first proper SoCal festival we’ve had for a long time. It has a message too, with the website reading: “We were lucky enough to grow up in Southern California on the beach — surfing, hanging out with sand between our toes, vibing with friends, and living the beach life.  Our culture celebrates the power and beauty of the ocean and coastal resources — our waves, wind, smell of sea salt, beaches, sand, and wildlife that call this their home.  We will protect these at any cost because they are a central theme to our lives, and each day we celebrate the relaxed lifestyle that has grown out of this environment. The BeachLife culture is giving, genuine, trend-setting, and reflective.”

They’ve certainly assembled a stellar lineup, with headliners Jane’s Addiction, Counting Crows and Ziggy & Stephen Marley (singing Bob’s songs) joined by the likes of Cage the Elephant, Save Ferris, Fitz & the Tantrums, the Aquadolls, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, and Portugal. The Man.

A Beach Life is a Happy Life: The Beach Life Festival takes place on Friday, 10 September to Sunday, 12 September. All info at beachlifefestival.com.

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