Guerilla Union, the organizers behind the popular Rock The Bells concert series, announced this week the return of the annual Cypress Hill Smokeout music festival, set to go down during a two-day stretch in San Bernardino, California on October 23rd and 24th.
The event, which last took place in 2003, returns for the first time as an epic two-day mind opening experience, encompassing a music festival and cannabis expo featuring Cypress Hill and headlined by hardcore rockers Slipknot, and the Deftones.
Additionally, the festival will see the much-anticipated reunions of two hip-hop icons, Goodie Mob and Geto Boys, as well as a very special guests, Sublime. To top it off, world-renowned comedy duo Cheech and Chong will serve as hosts.
“This will be our best Smokeout ever. Slipknot, Deftones, Sublime! Cheech and Chong, Redman and Method Man, Geto Boys, Goodie Mob … It’s a stoner’s dream come true,” said Cypress Hill frontman, B-Real. “Our fans deserve an event that celebrates our love of music and marijuana culture. It’s gonna take two days to take it all in. I can’t wait to play some new music and hang with all our friends and fans.”
“After six years, we are returning with the world’s premier cannabis music festival,” added Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs. “The spirit of the Smokeout is centered in unifying people, music, while being embraced by the world’s oldest miracle herb.”
The festival’s full line-up is as follows:
Slipknot, Deftones, Cypress Hill, Sublime, Pennywise, Redman & Method Man, Goodie Mob, Bad Brains, Geto Boys, Immortal Technique, Kottonmouth Kings, Hieroglyphics, K’naan, Living Legends, Mix Master Mike, Devin The Dude, Dirty Heads, Swollen Members, Big B, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Reza, Lenny V, Barry Weaver, Shortdawg, and more to be announced later.
This landmark event, launched by Cypress Hill in 1998 to create awareness around cannabis counter-culture, will highlight 30 exclusive live performances over three stages.
In addition to the music portion, fans can experience the Smokeout Cannabis Cup and Medical Marijuana Expo, which includes an infamous V.I.P. (Very Important Pot smoker) private party, a 420 Movie Night highlighting classic cannabis themed films, and a glass art showcase. There will also be a wide range of guest speakers and celebrity appearances focused on cannabis education, legal workshops and grow tips, in addition to massive munchie gardens, vendor village and surprise performances. A full schedule of activities will be unveiled at a later date.
“We are proud to partner with Cypress Hill for the return of the Smokeout,” said Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union. “It’s been six years since the last one. I am so happy that we’re bringing it back in anticipation of their amazing new studio album! The fans have been very persistent letting us know that they miss Smokeout. We’ve pulled out all the stops for this year’s festival.”
Pre-sale begins Friday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m. On-sale to the general public is slated for Saturday, September 12 at 10:00am.