VICTORVILLE, Calif. — Southern California’s massive cannabis-infused music and art festival Chalice will return for its fifth year on July 13-15, 2018 with A-list music acts, world-renowned street artists and the world’s most celebrated hashmakers and glass blowers.
In the last five years, Chalice has quickly grown into the world’s largest glass, hash, art and music festival. The annual party is a summertime powerhouse and a vibrant, must-attend celebration of cannabis culture.
The festival’s music lineup this summer drives that point home, featuring headliners Bassnectar, Ludacris, Sizzla, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and Curren$y—alongside Pharcyde, Cut Chemist and Thriftworks, with Chalice’s full musician and artist lineup to be announced soon.
Event founder Doug Dracup expects more than 45,000 attendees at this summer’s convergence, which will take over the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville, Calif., on July 13-15, 2018.
New to Chalice this year: With the recent arrival of legal adult-use cannabis in California, and with recreational marijuana sales now allowed inside some state fairgrounds, attendees at Chalice 2018 will be able to purchase and consume cannabis onsite. (Entrance will be restricted to those ages 21 or over.)
“This year’s Chalice will make history in several ways. We’ve always been a leader, and we plan to lead by example at Chalice 2018,” Dracup said. “We know all eyes will be on us, and we have no doubt that we will set the bar for the future of legal cannabis and its relationship with music and arts festivals.”
After spending years on the music festival circuit as a fan, Dracup imagined a new kind of large-scale music and art festival, one that would also celebrate the artistry of glass pipe culture. He brought his vision to life with 5,500 attendees at Chalice 2014, and the ambitious event has since grown into one of Southern California’s largest and most important cultural gatherings.
Dubbed “the Coachella of concentrates” by the San Francisco Chronicle, last year’s momentous festival convened 35,000 fans.
The quality of former Chalice headliners—from hip-hop historians Wu-Tang Clan and Ice Cube to Live Electronic favorites Thievery Corporation and STS9—speaks to the event’s elevated artistic vision and its commitment to discerning festival fans.
The festival’s reputation for bringing in the best artists in the world extends to its family of top glass artists who prioritize Chalice among their summertime bookings, including DWreck, Mothership, JD Maplesden, Mr. Gray and JAG x SALT and graffiti creatives like CBS Crew, Mark Dean Veca and Kenny Scharf, who often perform their craft live.
This year’s three-day bash will feature Chalice’s biggest-ever music lineup, a dynamic collection of large-scale art installations, expert glassblowing workshops and plenty of on-site vendors eager to take advantage of this exciting, post-prohibition reality that legally mashes up recreational cannabis products with the large-scale music festival concept.
Elite-level industry sponsors include respected brands Hitman Glass, Coffee Shop and Headstash, Nameless Genetics, Raw Garden, Stiiizy, Field Extracts, Zkittles, The Lemon Tree, Korova, Delta 9, Wookflame, Weavers, Cali Kush Farms, ProPen, Hashqueen and LA Weekly, whose participation signifies the event’s unparalleled immersion in the cannabis scene.
Chalice tickets are $105-$115 per day or $165 per three-day pass; VIP passes are $165-$185 per day or $325 for a three-day pass. Tickets and more information are available at chalicecalifornia.com.
(source: Chalice Festival news release)