The ‘Cypress Hill Smokeout’ Returns Oct 23 & 24th W/ Slipknot, Deftones, Sublime and More

Cypress Hill and Guerilla Union announce the return of the ‘Cypress Hill Smokeout’

Event to feature performances by:
Slipknot, Deftones, and Cypress Hill

TICKETS ON-SALE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Guerilla Union has announced the return of the annual CYPRESS HILL SMOKEOUT Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 at the San Manuel Amphitheatre and festival grounds in San Bernardino, CA. 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 Kerrang Awards ‘Best Live Band’ Slipknot and Grammy-winning art rockers Deftones, plus the much-anticipated reunions of two hip hop icons Goodie Mob and Geto Boys and very special guest Sublime, the genre-blending punk, reggae and rap pioneers. World-renowned comedy duo Cheech and Chong will host.

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. States B Real of the iconic multi-platinum outfit, “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. 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,” adds 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. This two day festival of high vibrations of lifted music with friends and family is truly exciting to see take form and once again rock the stage with some of the best musical acts in the world !!!!” Look for Cypress Hill to perform material from their past releases as well as new material from their forthcoming album.

The full line-up for the CYPRESS HILL SMOKEOUT to date includes: SLIPKNOT, DEFTONES, CYPRESS HILL, very special guests SUBLIME (Bud Gaugh, Eric Wilson and Rome), PENNYWISE, REDMAN & METHOD MAN, GOODIE MOB (featuring all original members Cee-Lo, Khujo, T-Mo, Big Gipp), BAD BRAINS, GETO BOYS (Scarface, Willie D, Bushwick Bill), IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, KOTTONMOUTH KINGS, HEIROGLYPHICS (Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino, Souls of Mischief; Opio, A-Plus, Phesto, Tajai), K’NAAN, LIVING LEGENDS (Aesop, Bicasso, Eligh, The Grouch, Luckyiam, Murs, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz), B REAL, MIX MASTER MIKE, DEVIN THE DUDE, DJ MUGGS, DIRTY HEADS, SWOLLEN MEMBERS W/MOKA ONLY, BIG B, AFRIKA BAMBAATAA, DJ REZA, LENNY V, BARRY WEAVER and SHORTDAWG THA NATIVE and more to be announced.

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,” states 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. It’s gonna be the Comic-Con of Cannabis! I know Cypress Hill is excited that Slipknot and Deftones are headlining the show. With Cheech and Chong hosting and the reunion of Dungeon Family legends Goodie Mob and the Geto Boys, I’m sure hip-hop heads will be thrilled too. The last minute addition of our very special guests Sublime is crazy. We always strive to make our shows a once in a lifetime event. I know Bud, Eric and Rome can’t wait to tear up the Smokeout stage. This show is gonna be historic. Smokeout fans are in for a real treat.”

Ticket pre-sale begins Friday, September 4 at 10:00am. On-sale to the general public is slated for Saturday, September 12 at 10:00am. Visit http://www.guerillaunion.com/smokeout to sign up for a newsletter, up to date information and festival updates.

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