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Jason Mraz was added to the three-day BeachLife Festival lineup, which also includes Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson and Bob Weir, it was announced Monday. The festival takes place May 3, 4 and 5 in Redondo Beach.

Life by the beach is getting more musical as the lineup continues to grow for a new festival with a Grammy-winning singer and local reggae rockers coming to a massive Redondo Beach concert in May.

Officials with the the three-day BeachLife Festival just announced the addition of Grammy Award-winning singer Jason Mraz, along with San Diego-born rock-reggae group Slightly Stoopid, Hermosa Beach’s Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, Los Angeles folk rock band Dawes, Big Head Todd and The Monsters and singer-songwriter Anuhea to the May 3-5 music and food event.

The newly revealed acts join previously announced headliners that include Beach Boy Brian Wilson, Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir and Willie Nelson as part of the 40-act lineup for the ambitious new festival taking place on an 8.6-acre site that encompasses Seaside Lagoon and an adjacent parking lot.

More than 30 acts have been announced so far for the festival, including Ziggy Marley, Violent Femmes, Los Angeles punk legends X, As the Crow Flies featuring Chris Robinson, Blues Traveler and Chevy Metal, featuring Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters.

And some of the bands plan on getting into the beach vibe with some unique performances.

Slightly Stoopid will perform a stripped down acoustic set for the festival while Chevy Metal, a three-piece cover band which Hawkins calls “your backyard keg party on steroids,” will perform an entire set of Van Halen songs.

The festival also includes a “Side Stage” featuring several chefs collaborating in a pop-up restaurant next to the main stage.

If You Go:

When: May 3-5

Where: Seaside Lagoon, 137 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach

Tickets: Prices range from $239 for a three-day general admission pass to $2,000 for Captain’s Pass, which includes amenities such as backstage access, drinks and valet parking.

Contact this reporter at mhixon@tbrnews.com or on Twitter @michaeljhixon.com.

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