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Ozuna and J Balvin to headline 2021 Baja Beach Fest, which replaces postponed 2020 edition

Baja Beach Fest, which debuted in 2018 in the Baja California town of Rosarito, drew 30,000 fans a day in 2019.
(Jose Prado/Baja Beach Fest)

The August 2020 edition has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic

Ozuna, J Balvin and Anuel AA will headline the 2021 Baja Beach Fest in Rosarito Beach.

Next year’s edition of the three-year-old reggaeton and Latin-trap music festival in the Mexican beach resort town was announced Tuesday afternoon, following a decision by the event’s promoters to cancel next month’s 2020 edition because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2021 event will take place next Aug. 13-15. Ozuna will headline the opening night, followed by Anuel AA on Aug. 14 and Balvin on Aug. 15. Balvin is from Colombia, while Ozuna and Anuel AA both hail from Puerto Rico. In 2018, videos by Ozuna and Balvin had nearly 16 billion views on YouTube.

Balvin and Ozuna were scheduled to headline next month’s 2020 edition of Baja Beach Fest. Cardi B, the third headliner, dropped out of the lineup before the event took place. The 2019 edition drew a sold-out audience of 30,000 on each of its two days.

Next year’s edition of the festival will be expanded to three days. Other confirmed performers for the 2020 event include Karol G, Farruko, Sech, Becky G, Kali Uchis, Dalex, Jhay Cortez, Guaynaa, El Alfa, Lunay, DJ Luian, Justin Quiles, Myke Towers, Sky Rompiendo, and more.

Pre-sale passes that were bought for next month’s 2020 Baja Beach Fest will be valid for the 2021 festival. Refunds will be available for the next seven days for 2020 pass-holders unable to attend next year’s edition.

Baja Beach Fest is the brainchild of concert promoters Chris Den Uijl and Aaron Ampudia, who met in Encinitas a few years ago. Ampudia’s family owns Papas & Beer, the 4,000-capacity Rosarito Beach entertainment complex adjacent to the festival’s oceanfront site.

Den Uijl and Ampudia announced the postponement of this year’s festival on Tuesday, in a statement on the festival’s Instagram page.

“After exploring multiple avenues to try and make it work for 2020, we exhausted all potential options,” they wrote. “At the end of the day, the health and safety of our attendees, our team, and the Baja community must come first and foremost. On the bright side, postponing 2020 motivates us like crazy to make 2021 extra special! We’re not holding back ...”

Tickets for the 2021 Baja Beach Fest are available at bajabeachfest.com/passes. Prices range from $329 for a three-day general admission pass to $449 for a three-day VIP pass.

Prices have not yet been disclosed for three-day Sky Deck passes, which include an elevated viewing area, bottle service, private tables, private bathrooms and more. There are no single-day tickets in any of the price categories.


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