Once Upon A Time in LA 2021 returns from its 2019 debut! The festival was planned to come back in 2020, yet fell victim to the COVID-19 pandemic (as most did). The multigenerational jam-packed lineup for this year gives us a mix of oldies, funk and old and new-school hip hop. Hosted by Snoop Dogg, Once Upon A Time 2021 will bring together many west coast legends on Saturday, December 18th, moving from its original home in the LBC to the Banc of California & Exposition Park in the heart of south Los Angeles, California.
Performances will be held all day, from 11am-11pm, on one of three stages.
Old-school lovers can see their favorites, such as Al Green, The Isley Brothers, George Clinton and Brenton Wood. The festival even threw in a little old-school funk, with Zapp, Mary Jane Girls and Lisa Lisa! For gangster rap lovers, the festival is bringing together headliners Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, The Game, Ice Cube, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, as well as notable names like Three Six Mafia, E-40, Too Short, Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound and Xzibit. And, of course, Once Upon A Time in LA couldn’t forget about Chicano rap stars Baby Bash, Cypress Hill, Lil Rob, MC Magic, Amanda Perez and Mr. Capone-E. The festival even added in artists for new school rap fans, such as YG, Dom Kennedy, Blueface and Drakeo the Ruler.
Tickets for this event sold out quickly, but you can join the waitlist located at the festival’s website. General Admission currently starts at $159.99, offering a payment plan starting at $19.99, which includes access to all three festival stages, food vendors, bars, concessions, band merch, festival merch, free water stations and more! VIP costs start at $255 (also offering a payment plan starting at $19.99), including all General Admission perks, as well as expedited entry at the main entrance, air-conditioned restrooms and charging stations (at a 12-hour at festival, a charging station is a must!). Platinum passes start at $549, with payment plans starting at 25% down, with all the perks of General Admission and VIP although now you get to skip the lines, get more merch hook-ups, gain entry to two viewing rooftops and receive free play at the designated arcade area. It also includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres from top LA-based chefs, complimentary bottled water and an upscale wine and beer selection. The festival even offers a VIP Cabana starting at $5000, offering payment plans with 25% down. Each VIP cabana patron must be 21+ and includes up to 8 VIP admission tickets, all General Admission and VIP perks, along with an ultimate roped-off viewing area with security, shade and VIP service, complimentary two bottles, your choice of one premium liquor or one champagne bottle and food vouchers for all in part. The VIP Cabana is available at the Main Stage only.
No backpacks, purses or bags are allowed to be brought into the venue, except for bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″. You can also bring in one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags, small clutch bags (approximately the size of a hand and that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5”, with or without a handle or strap) and clear plastic hydration packs (empty upon entry). For more information, visit the links below. Once Upon A Time in LA is going to be a blast from the past, catering to multiple generations, all while giving the audience those classic nostalgia feels!