Cypress Hill and Guerilla Union announce the return of the Cypress Hill Smokeout
With a marijuana legalization bill on the ballot in November, it's only fitting that Cypress Hill and Guerilla Union would partner with marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access for this year's Cypress Hill Smokeout.
Slated to cloud San Bernardino's NOS Events Center on Oct. 16, the annual event features an array of groups united by their ardor for what Cypress Hill so aptly captured on "Hits from the Bong." In their only North American performance of the season, Incubus take the headlining spot, but the organizers have wrangled an impressive undercard including Distant Relatives (Nas + Damian Marley), Manu Chao, MGMT, Atmosphere, Living Legends, Slightly Stoopid, Living Colour and Deadmau5 (performing "unhooked"). Of course, the legendary South Gate trio of B-Real, Sen Dog and DJ Muggs will take the stage, performing their 1991 classic, "Cypress Hill," in its entirety.
The organizers promise more special announcements in the coming weeks, with a lineup totaling 20 acts scattered across three stages. In addition, the all-day festival features a full-scale medical marijuana expo, which the press release touts as "the ultimate destination for advocates, businesses, consumers and like-minded individuals to congregate and interact." The expo will also boast various exhibits centered on legalization and education, with promises of "expert panel discussions, guest speakers and celebrity appearances." The odds of a Cheech and/or Chong sighting are high.
If you're insensate to the charms of Slightly Stoopid, there will also be a 4:20 movie night screening "classic cannabis-themed films." And yes, if you were wondering, there will be a "massive munchie gardens."
Tickets go on sale Saturday.
-- Jeff Weiss
Photo: Cypress Hill performs at Lollapalooza on Saturday in Chicago. Credit: Brent Lewis / RedEye / Chicago Tribune / MCT
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