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Lines are moving at the BeachLife Festival at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach on Sunday, May 5, 2019. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

Organizers have canceled the 2020 BeachLife Festival, but plan to bring the Redondo Beach event back in 2021.

BeachLife’s second year was scheduled for Seaside Lagoon May 1-3, 2020, but organizers postponed it in mid-March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and held off on announcing a new date. Now, BeachLife is expected to return May 21-23, 2021.

“We are aiming to keep as much of the same lineup as possible, but the ‘BeachLife vibe’ will remain consistent no matter what,” Katie Henley, the festival’s marketing director wrote in an email prior to the official cancellation announcement.

Those who want a refund will have 30 days to request one, she said.

The 2020 festival’s musical lineup included the Steve Miller Band, Counting Crows, and Ziggy and Stephen Marley, as well as Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, G. Love & Special Sauce, and dozens of other bands.

The coronavirus pandemic has decimated California’s live concert and music festival industry. Under the governor’s multi-phase plan, large concerts and festivals will not happen until a vaccine or treatment is developed and the stay-at-home order is lifted.

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Unlike major festivals such as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts FestivalStagecoach Country Music Festival, and massive EDM fest Beyond Wonderland, BeachLife officials held off on announcing new dates and instead took a wait-and-see approach before rescheduling.

“We are a handful of music fans trying to navigate these completely unchartered waters. But there is nothing more important than the safety of our fans. So, if it takes waiting a whole year to make sure we can rock out safely, then that’s what we’re going to do,” Henley continued in the email.

The BeachLife Festival made its debut in May 2019 and is the South Bay’s biggest music festival, with a lineup of nearly 40 bands on multiple stages covering genres such as reggae, rock, funk, blues and alternative.

BeachLife was founded by Allen Sanford, a South Bay entrepreneur who owns the Sainte Rocke venue in Hermosa Beach, and his business partner Rob Lissner.

In its inaugural year, the festival attracted about 12,000 people each day who came to see 40 musical acts over three days on a 8.6-acre plot of seaside land that included three stages as well as the SideStage, a 50-seat, sit-down restaurant on the side of the main stage run by chef and restaurateur David LeFevre.

Also planned for this year was the SpeakEasy stage, a new stage where musicians were set to turn down the volume and perform acoustically.

Tickets for 2021 are on sale, starting at $105 per day or $299 for three days for general admission.

For information about BeachLife, visit beachlifefestival.com.

Contact Lisa Jacobs lisa.jacobs@TBRnews.com or follow her on Twitter @lisaannjacobs.

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