Cali Vibes Festival Returns with Reggae, Hip-Hop, and Gwen Stefani to Long Beach

Published February 7, 2024

Cali Vibes Celebrates Music and Culture

Long Beach is gearing up for the return of the Cali Vibes Festival, a three-day event that celebrates the spirit of beach culture with a backdrop of diverse music genres. From reggae to hip-hop, the festival is a melting pot of sounds and entertainment. This year, fans can look forward to a memorable weekend at Marina Green Park from February 16 through 18.

Star-Studded Lineup Announced

The festival will feature prominent artists including Stick Figure, Slightly Stoopid, and Rebelution. Notably, Gwen Stefani of No Doubt fame is also set to perform, providing attendees with a very special experience. Heavyweights in rap music such as Ice Cube also join the mix, making it an eclectic lineup with something for everyone.

First Day Acts

The festival kicks off on Friday, February 16, with performances from Stick Figure, the Marley brothers – Damian Jr. Gong & Stephen, and others like Iration and Shaggy. Each artist is set to bring their unique flavor to the festival, delighting fans with their popular hits.

Engagements throughout the Weekend

The following days will see performances from an array of artists including Slightly Stoopid and Sublime with Rome, paving the way for Gwen Stefani's anticipated act. Rebelution will then close out the festival on Sunday, bringing the event to a high-energy finish. The lineup extends beyond the main acts with a strong supporting set of performers each day.

Goldenvoice Excited About the Lineup

Nic Adler, Goldenvoice’s Vice President of Festivals, has expressed excitement about the diverse selection of artists. It's the combination of music and joy from the festival goers that make the event special every year, according to Adler.

Festival Highlights and Cultural Impact

While veteran musicians form the backbone of Cali Vibes, the festival also keeps an eye on the future, showcasing emerging talents in reggae and Caribbean music. The event offers a stage for a vibrant showcase of what's current and next in island music. This year also includes a nod to hip-hop's 50th anniversary with several iconic artists set to perform.

Gwen Stefani Bringing Something Special

Gwen Stefani has hinted at preparing something remarkable for her set, leading to much anticipation. There is also speculation about a possible No Doubt reunion, following the announcement that they will be performing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival later this year.

Cali Vibes Essential Information

The festival takes place at Marina Green Park in Long Beach, with tickets available for single-day or three-day experiences. With a variety of ticket options, fans can choose the access that best suits their needs for a weekend full of music and good vibes at this beloved festival.

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