Goldenvoice is bringing Cali Vibes back to Long Beach, California! The three-day reggae festival graced Marina Green Park for the first time with a new name (changed from One Love Cali Reggae Fest) in February 2022 and will be returning again this February 17th through 19th, 2023. The SoCal music festival is one of the most significant reggae-focused events in the United States. An estimated 75,000 people were in attendance last year and there is good reason to think those numbers will rise.
40 performers were announced today, including returning headliners, Rebelution, Dirty Heads and Slightly Stoopid.
World-renowned artists like SOJA, Pepper, Stick Figure, 311 and Ben Harper will be there, among many other notable names. Additionally, Cali Vibes is treating weekend warriors to a special 41st performance at the end of Sunday night, courtesy of Jack Johnson.
One of the highlights of this festival isn’t just the sheer number of performances spanning the entire weekend, but more the fact that Cali Vibes includes artists from a variety of music genres. This year, attendees will be vibing with dancehall/roots reggae musicians, such as Steel Pulse, Protoje and brothers Stephen and Damian Marley; getting hyphy with hip hop icons like Warren G and Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man and Redman; trancing out to Tash Sultana’s smooth loops; or pumping up to pop punk artists Ballyhoo!, Iya Terra, DENM and MANY, MANY more!
Tickets will be available for early birds at 10am PST on Friday, October 21st at the lowest offered price. Purchasers will have the option of three different ticketing tiers: General Admission (GA), VIP and Beach Club. Additional choices for purchasers include a one-day pass or weekend pass, the inclusion of a merch package and a variety of payment plan options. Furthermore, Cali Vibes’ ticket prices are expected to increase as we get closer to February, so don’t wait! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Johnson Ohana Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Jack Johnson and his wife Kim that supports smaller organizations that “actively engage volunteers in hands-on projects to benefit their local communities”.
The foundation heavily focuses on the environment, art and music education.
Tickets will sell out fast, so if you’re undecided at this time, I suggest you decide quickly! And, if you need a bit more convincing, consider the fact that on Saturday, February 18th, Katastro will be performing in memoriam of their late frontman Andy Chaves, with the support of members from Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Iration, Common Kings and Artikal Sound System. For more information, visit the links below and keep an eye out for the Top Shelf Music Cali Vibes 2023 official playlist!