Gwen Stefani on stage for NO DOUBT in Concert, Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA July 22, 2009

Cali Vibes 2024

FEBRUARY 16-18, 2024


This Southern California festival wants you to just relaaax, man.

Cali Vibes, a — you guessed it — Southern California festival has found a home in Long Beach, California. Its prime location, along the waterfront at Marina Green Park, guarantees a true Golden State homage with music that ranges from rap and hip hop to reggae and folk. California is touted for its year-round beautiful weather, but February is often an exception to that rule. With lower temperatures, it’s theoretically perfect festival weather, but in practice, can leave some with chattering teeth at night, non-MDMA induced. 

If you get chilly, good news: you can light up to keep warm. Cali Vibes is one of the first, and largest, festivals to permit cannabis consumption on site. The festival has previously partnered with Dr. GreenThumb dispensaries and Weedmaps (think Doordash for weed) to host a cannabis village full of a variety of weed brands, putting a festival stamp of approval on a pre-show toke.

The Cali Vibes festival, which began in 2022, pays its respects to California beach culture. This year’s lineup includes reggae artists like Stick Figure and Stephen Marley, son of Bob Marley. Plus, Saturday night, amidst what we can only assume will be heavy cannabis clouds, Gwen Stefani will emerge for a special performance. Despite the difference of genre, we have no doubt that the performance will be (bubble pop) electric. For those concerned about satiating their munchies, previous years have hosted a churro bar, as well as stations full of jerk chicken and Caribbean food.

The Specs 

  • 75,000 people attend. 
  • Passes come in four levels: General Admission, General Admission Plus, VIP and Beach Club. All are available as single-day or three-day passes. Three-day General Admission passes start at $299.
  • Official hotel and passes packages are available for purchase via the festival’s website.
  • Download festival organizer Goldenvoice LA’s app for schedules, maps, and venue information.
  • Check out Fifty Grande’s guide to California here and some very cool hotels here and here.


What is the closest airport to Cali Vibes 2024?

Long Beach Airport (LGB) is just 11 miles from Marina Green Park. The larger Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is around 22 miles away. 

I’m under 18. Can I go to Cali Vibes music festival?

Yes, and children under five get in for free. 

Who is headlining the music festival?

Gwen Stefani (No Doubt) is the headliner. The lineup also features LA-born rapper Ice Cube, ska alternative rock group Sublime with Rome (performing 40 Oz. to Freedom), San Diego-based reggae-dub band Stick Figure, and others.

Which artists are on the Cali Vibes lineup?

Gwen Stefani, Stick Figure, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Damian “Jr. Gong” & Stephan Marley, Sublime with Rome, Ice Cube, Iration, Wiz Khalifa, The Roots, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Soja, Kolohekai, Common Kings, J. Boog, Action Bronson, The Interrupters, Too $hort, The Green, Tribal Seeds, Fortunate Youth, Protoje, Hirie, Collie Buddz, Iam Tongi, The Movement, The Pharcyde, Skip Marley, Denm, The Elovaters, Inner Circle, Cisco Adler, Save Ferris, Stonebwoy, Kbong & Johnny Cosmic, Little Stranger, Artikal Sound System, Mad Caddies, Eli-Mac, BLVK H3RO, Tropidelic, Bumpin Uglies, Surfer Girl, Mihali, Boostive, Bikini Trill, Tunnel Vision, Claire Wright, Ras 1.

2024 Poster

Cali Vibes 2024 Poster



BY Sarah Cortina