Nas & Damian Marley Tapped To Headline Cypress Hill Weed Friendly 'Smokeout 2010'
Veteran West coast Hip-Hop group Cypress Hill has revealed the lineup of the annual Cypress Hill Smokeout festival at the NOS EventsCenter in San Bernardino, California on October 16th.
Nas and Damian Marley will hit the stage alongside Incubus, Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere, Manu Chao, DeadMau5, MGMT, 'unhooked' and Cypress Hill themselves.
Other acts that will hit one of the concert's three stages including revered Cali group Living Legends (The Grouch, Aesop, Bicasso, Eligh, Luckyiam, Murs, Scarub and Sunspot Jonz), Living Colour, Against The Girl and others. Â
The 2010 Cypress Hill Smokeout is produced by Guerilla Union, the live event company behind the Rock The Bells festival and the Paid Dues concert injunction with rapper Murs.
Fans of Cypress Hill will be treated to a full rendition of their classic 1991 double-platinum debut album Cypress Hill for the first time. The group will perform favorites like "Hand on The Pump," "How I Could Just Kill A Man," "Stoned Is the Way of the Walk," "Latin Lingo" and others.
"Performing our self-titled album in its entirety is going to be a celebration and opportunity to treat our fans that have been supporting our music for nearly twenty years," B-Real told AllHipHop.com in a statement.
The festival will also serve as a platform for Cypress Hill to express their support for the legalization of marihuana for medial usage.
"We have a few more surprises to unveil as we prepare for SmokeOut and the upcoming vote in November," B-Real said, referring to November's vote to legalize marijuana for recreational use in California.
"The SmokeOut exists to protect medical marijuana patient's rights and we encourage our fans to go to AmericansForSafeAccess.org to learn how they can make a difference," B-Real said. "There are a lot of artists on this year's show that we love and respect. I can't wait to see all our fans, friends, and family back at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino."
According to Chad Weisberg, Guerilla Union's Founder, another lineup of artists will be announced in the near future.
“The Smoke Out is one of Guerilla Union’s most successful live music artist partnerships and this year’s show may be our most important and historic ever. It represents our company’s independent spirit and passion for creating unique live experiences," said Weisberg. "It’s truly an honor to work with Cypress Hill and all of this year’s world-class artists. SmokeOut is not only a well respected music festival, but also a platform for compassion, activism, and education for the entire medical marijuana community."
Tickets to the Cypress Hill Smokeout 2010 will go on sale on August 12th at 10:00 AM PST.