BeachLife Festival Gets ‘Cagey’ on Day 1 as Fired Up Fans Return to Redondo Beach

Cage The Elephant delighted fans at BeachLife - Photo © 2021 Luis Moreno

By JOHN DALY

BeachLife Festival made its return to the South Bay of LA and music lovers got fired up over great Rock N Roll on Day 1 of the much-anticipated event.

BeachLife Festival drew thousands of fans to Redondo Beach Friday, on the festival’s first of three days, bringing sunshine and great music to eager concert-goers. 

The crowds at BeachLife Festival – Photo © 2021 Luis Moreno

Pent-up demand certainly was the name of the game as, even in the face of continuing pandemic cancellations and restrictions, people wanted to enjoy some sense of concert normalcy. (Proof of vaccination or negative Covid tests are required for entry to BeachLife Fest).

Friday’s co-headliners Jane’s Addiction and Cage The Elephant proved they were not rusty from down time caused by the pandemic and the bands earned their headliner status, giving high-energy performances. 

Revivalists, Silversun Pickups as well as Larkin Poe and even Tommy Curren all took their places on their respective stages, with surf champion Curren playing the new SpeakEasy stage.

© 2021 Photo by Luis Moreno
Paris Jackson – Photo © 2021 Luis Moreno

One of the more interesting performances of the day was Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, who captured the audience with an upbeat performance that would have made her Pop proud.

Day 2 features Counting Crows, Fitz and the Tantrums, Men at Work, Cam, Sugar Ray and Jim Lindberg of Pennywise playing solo. Lindberg curates the SpeakEasy stage, which puts the spotlight on notables of Beach Culture.

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