The One Love Cali Reggae Festival will return to its home in the cool and relaxing shadows of the Queen Mary Ship & Park in Long Beach, CA this winter. The two-day positive vibes music event is set to take place on Feb. 10-11 this coming winter, and will feature headlining performances from the California reggae outfit Rebelution, Atmosphere, Nas and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals.
Announced on Thursday, the rest of the festival’s lineup includes scheduled sets from artists like Matisyahu, who’ll be delivering a pair of performances for each of the two days. His set on Sunday will include a full recreation of his set from his 2005 Live at Stubb's LP. Other artists scheduled to play at the event include J-Boog, Twiddle, Ballyhoo!, the Long Beach Dub All Stars and the original Wailers.
The One Love Cali Reggae Festival started back in 2016 at The Observatory in Santa Ana. It moved to its new home this past February, and featured notable performances from Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, 311 and Rebelution. One of the bands who was featured on that 2016 inaugural lineup poster included Iration, who'll be returning to perform at this year's event as well.
“It’s an eclectic show based around the reggae culture,” the festival’s organizer Jeffrey Shuman said last year about the event’s steady growth. “Really, the thing we’re looking to put on is a concert for music lovers, for people that really, really love these bands and want to discover new music.”
This year’s One Love Festival will also feature pre and post-event parties on the boat with additional performances by Steel Pulse, Expendables and Easy Star All Stars to name a few.
Tickets for both days of the festival will be going on sale starting this Saturday, Dec. 2, and can be purchased by clicking here.