BeachLife Festival cancels Sunday due to high winds

Redondo Beach, CA’s BeachLife Festival cancelled its third day on Sunday due to high winds. Organizers evacuated the festival during ZZ Top‘s set for an hour, then made the decision to cancel the remainder of the day. in a statement, they write:

t is with great sadness that we must cancel our programming at BeachLife this Sunday evening, due to a serious wind event that put the general public at risk. While we take extraordinary measures to keep our fans and artists safe, and while absolutely none of our engineered structures or systems failed, winds quickly reached very dangerous speeds and we put safety first. Alongside the Redondo Beach Police and Fire Chiefs, our Ownership made a collective decision that to continue would be unsafe and put people’s life in peril.

No show is worth a life, and in our Community, BeachLife stays committed above all to put the safety of our kids, families and music lovers first. In the coming days, we will be unwinding the collateral consequences of this decision, and we ask for your support and patience while we do.

Please go to the main entrance if you have items left in the festival and we will escort you in. Thank you for your understanding and we’ll see you soon.

Fleet Foxes and Trey Anastasio & Classic TAB were among the artists whose sets were cancelled.

Days earlier, Las Vegas festival Lovers & Friends also cancelled because of forecasted high winds.