By: Judy Shields
Long Beach, California (The Hollywood Times) 02/08/2022 – Goldenvoice announced the 2022 lineup for Cali Vibes Fest, which took place this past weekend at Marina Green Park in Long Beach, CA. Cali Vibes Fest included a “Bob Marley Birthday Celebration Performance” from The Marley Brothers: Ziggy, Stephen, Damian, Ky-Mani, and Julian Marley.
On Friday, February 4th the headliners were Rebelution and Sean Paul joined by Arise Roots, Artikal Sound System, Koffee, Mike Love, Pepper, SOJA, Steel Pulse, The Expanders, Through The Roots, and Vana Liya.
On Saturday, February 5th, Slightly Stoopid and Stick Figure sat atop the bill in addition to The Marley Brothers and their Bob Marley Birthday Celebration performance. Saturday also saw performances from Anuhea, Barrington Levy, Bumpin’ Uglies, Common Kings, Denim, Don Carlos, Fortunate Youth, Kyle Smith, Lila Ike, Protoje, Roots of Creation, Shaggy, Shwayze & Cisco Adler, and The Elovators.
Sunday, February 6th, Dirty Heads and Sublime With Rome headlined in addition to a “Special Sunday Performance” from Wu-Tang Clan. The festival’s final day also had Atmosphere, Dirty Heads, Eli Mac, Ethan Tucker, Hirie, Katastro, Law, Landon McNamara, Long Beach Dub All Stars, Pacific Dub, Ras-1, The Expendables, The Green, The Grouch and Eligh, and Tropidelic joined the extensive lineup.
The overall event was definitely something for everyone to experience, the environment, the people and the performers were nothing but pure & good vibes. Everyone was having a good time & were happy. Being a fan of reggae music and getting to watch some of my favorite band’s perform, made the experience one to never forget. All performances where so passionate and so in tune with the crowd that you just felt like you were right there next to them on stage.
The first day of the event was a little hectic. The workers could have been a little more organized for parking. The next two days were definitely better, the security were passing out water bottles to everyone to make sure everyone stayed safe and hydrated. The set up of each stage was good. When the performers were playing you could feel the music through your body, which made it 10 times better and everyone was singing along, dancing and enjoying the show.
Vendors were good and the VIP section was great and worth the price attendees had to pay and very organized. The workers were there to make sure that everyone was safe by wearing your mask when you entered indoor areas. The cleaning crew were spot on making sure the restroom were clean and well stocked. Nothing to complain about this festival, it was well put together and everyone there were genuinely happy. Looking forward to the next one!