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Baja Beach Fest Raises the Bar of COVID Safety, Releasing COVID Safety Protocol Ahead of BBF 2021

All Attendees and Artists Will Be Required to Show Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test to Enter the Festival

Bringing Some of the Biggest Names in Latin Music and Reggaeton, the Third Baja Beach Fest Occurs on August 13-15th and August 20-22nd in Rosarito Beach, MX

The Announcement:

Baja Beach Fest is committed to making the festival experience as safe as possible for all of its guests, artists, and staff. Today, Baja Beach Fest 2021 raises the bar for music festival safety, announcing a protocol that ensures all persons coming to the festival will show proof of vaccination or provide a negative Covid test. In order to make the testing process as seamless as possible, BBF is exclusively partnering with COVID Clinic ensuring that all health statements are verified by a single, trusted source.

Using a stricter and more accurate policy than many of its competitors, Baja Beach Fest will require guests to show proof of vaccine or a negative test before entering the festival. Using the festival app, attendees can register their health information and activate their Baja Beach Fest 2021 wristband. Wristbands for Baja Beach Fest will not be valid without registration of the negative Covid test, or confirmation of vaccination. 90% of those guests who have already registered their wristbands have been fully vaccinated against the virus.

The easiest way to enter Baja Beach Fest 2021 is to be fully vaccinated–vaccinated attendees can activate their wristband right now using their proof of vaccine. Each guest who is not fully vaccinated will need to get tested within 72-hours of the event at a COVID Clinic location. They have over 100 locations across the United States, and will provide testing centers in Rosarito and Tijuana for last minute tests in the days preceding the festival. COVID Clinic will also have a testing location on site at the festival, for those who are unable to get tested prior. BBF’s partnership with COVID Clinic provides festival guests a discounted rapid test price of $49 and allows for integration with the Clinic’s testing database and the festival’s RFID wristband. Masks are required and mandatory for entrance.

Ticket holders who test positive will not be allowed to attend the festival this year, but with proof of a positive test, Baja Beach Fest will provide a refund or the opportunity to save the passes for Baja Beach Fest 2022.

The Covid safety protocol does not only apply to guests–the performing artists and the members of their crew will be subject to the same protocols. All Baja Beach Fest staff and crew are fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.

“We’ve been working with every state and city department to make sure that Baja Beach Fest is as safe as possible,” say BBF founders Aaron Ampudia and Chris Den Uijl. “We’re excited to show the world that live music can come back in a way people can feel comfortable with. We’re taking these necessary precautions so we can all enjoy live music while keeping the fans, the artists, and the people from Baja safe.”


The first weekend of Baja Beach Fest 2021 occurs on August 13-15th, 2021 and the second weekend happens the following weekend on August 20th-22nd in Rosarito Beach, MX. Baja Beach Fest 2021 promises headlining performances Anuel AAJ BalvinOzuna, and Karol G, and a high-powered undercard with performances from SechFarrukoBecky GJhay Cortez, and many more. Fans are raring to lace up their swimsuits and experience the beachside vibe that virtual festivals can’t hope to replicate. The festival hopes that with these necessary precautions, fans will feel comfortable partying freely and safely.

Find out more information here: https://www.covidclinic.org/baja-beach-Fest

Tickets for BBF 2021 Weekend 2 are still available from bajabeachfest.com

Follow @bajabeachfest on socials for more announcements about the forthcoming festival.

Watch the Baja Beach Fest 2019 Aftermovie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRrF9yKgh6g

Critical Praise:

Best New Festival in North America – USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice 2019

Featured article: Baja Beach Fest Founders Aaron Ampudia And Chris Den Uijl Discuss Their Reggaeton Festival’s Cross-Border Business – Pollstar

“Only on its second consecutive year, the fest, nestled on the glistening beach of Rosarito, Mexico, has managed to become a player on the global festival scene” – Billboard

“Baja Beach Fest Was a Game-Changing Showcase of Latinx Excellence” – Vice

“If you’ve heard anything about Baja Beach Fest — the reggaeton and Latin hip-hop festival coming to Rosarito, Mexico’s historic Papas & Beer this weekend — you know this: It’s a party. Like a big, wild, sprawling, bucket-list rager. And while other festivals seek to widen their reach by bringing in digital artists, broadening the genres they focus on, or adding in a health component, Baja Beach Fest is staying true to its identity.” – UPROXX

“…the sold-out show is already a success: Ozuna and Bad Bunny are among the two-dozen acts scheduled to perform Friday and Saturday in this coastal resort town about 30 minutes south of the border.” – LA Times

Editor’s Choice: Things To Do In August – Delta Sky Magazine


Hear From The Artists:

“I’m so happy to be returning to Baja Beach Festival this year. The lineup is so incredible and I can’t wait to share the stage with so many members of my Latin Gang family. It’s going to be a crazy weekend–LEGGO!” – J Balvin

“I am very happy to join the Baja Beach Fest festival. I am more than ready to get on that stage and give them an unforgettable show as we finally return to normal. West Coast, let’s go! A romper!” – Myke Towers

“I can’t wait to be back on a live stage and feel the energy and love of my fans! Can’t think of a better place to do so than Baja Beach Fest this year. It’s going to be epic!” – Sech

“I am extremely grateful for the love and support I’ve received from the country of Mexico during the pandemic. I’m so excited to perform at Baja Beach Fest 2021 this August!” – El Alfa

“I’m thrilled to be performing at Baja Beach Fest for the first time. Excited to see all my fans! Vamos a romper!” – Lunay

“I’m excited and honored to be part of the incredible Baja Beach Fest lineup! Looking forward to sharing the stage with so many of my colleagues and friends, giving a great show to the fans.” – Dalex

“I feel tremendously honored and excited to share the stage with so many talented artists that I admire; to be able to go to Mexico and perform for the first time. To make it a trip where I will fulfill my dreams in a festival like Baja Beach Fest–for me, it’s everything. My heart is overflowing with gratitude and I can’t wait to give the best of me. I am ready to radiate the best vibes through my music on stage!”  La Gabi

Baja Beach Fest co-founders Aaron Ampudia (left) and Chris Den Uijl (Credit: Baja Beach Fest/Koury Angelo)

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The Background:

Founded by Chris Den Uijl and Aaron Ampudia in 2018, Baja Beach Fest is well on its way to becoming an institution in Rosarito and the music industry at large. With headliners like Ozuna, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin, BBF 2019 earned rave reviews from the likes of BillboardPollstarViceL.A. Times, and more for its outstanding music, diverse and enthusiastic crowd, and positive vibes. The festival was voted the “Best New Festival in North America” by readers of USA Today. Expanding to two weekends, and with headlining performances from Anuel AA, J Balvin, and Ozuna, Baja Beach Fest 2021 occurs on August 13th-15th and August 20th-22nd.

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Buy tickets for Baja Beach Fest 2021: https://www.bajabeachfest.com/

Watch the Baja Beach Fest 2019 Aftermovie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRrF9yKgh6g