A new festival just hit the market…or is it? For those who have made the connection, Cali Vibes — an epic, jam-packed three-day reggae and hip hop fusion event set for February 2022 — is just a new chapter for the renowned One Love Cali Reggae Festival (that would’ve been in its sixth year if it wasn’t for, you know, COVID and the name change). Continuing on in its jaw-dropping fashion, Cali Vibes recently not only unveiled its facelift look, but further, a lineup for the history books. We’re not kidding… literally any band in the Cali reggae genre is on this thing, alongside some legendary 90s hip hop and Top 40 acts!!
If One Love Cali Reggae Fest could have its dream festival lineup, it materialized as Cali Vibes 2022.
Set for the early February weekend of 4th through 6th, at the adjacent location of Marina Green Park (just across the bay from its normal Queen Mary home), Cali Vibes will welcome only the best in the industry. Of course, One Love Cali Reggae Fest always had a larger than life lineup, but Cali Vibes takes the cake, hands down. Don’t believe us? How does Wu-Tang Clan and all the Marley brothers on one stage doing a birthday celebration for their father suit you? How about Sean Paul? Shaggy? Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome and Stick Figure? Yeah, that’s what we thought… (Good thing we did the homework for you and made a Cali Vibes 2022 playlist for your listening pleasure below.)
Naturally, dancehall, roots and reggae rock icons return for this edition of the fest, like Pepper, SOJA, Common Kings, Tribal Seeds, Steel Pulse, HIRIE, Fortunate Youth, Protoje, The Expendables and Long Beach Dub All Stars. Newcomers (yet huge on the charts) Kolohe Kai and Koffee will be there, as well as seasoned names like Barrington Levy and Don Carlos. Hip hop’s finest includes Atmosphere, The Grouch & Eligh and Katastro (on top of, you know, all the surviving members of Wu-Tang). And, make sure to watch out for the quickly up-and-coming names like DENM, Artikal Sound System, Sensi Trails and Kyle Smith while you’re there!!
With such a plethora of large names on the lineup, it would be hard not to have a great time! Early bird tickets for the 2022 event are as of TODAY at 10am, with one-day general admission starting at $125 (if you get first dibs). Weekend passes begin at $275, with VIP upgrades available while supplies last. So, make sure you get on the ticket train today before everything sells out — you know it will! For more information, visit the links below.