Chalice 2017, the three-day So-Cal festival is back for the fourth year and has a star-studded lineup, headlined by veteran rappers including Ice Cube and Cypress Hill at the High Desert Event Center in Victorville, California, over the weekend of July 7 through 9.
Chalice: The Coachella of concentrates
Ice Cube will be joined by a multi-regional coalition of MCs who became stars in the 1990s and early 2000s: Big Boi will represent Atlanta; Juelz Santana, Cam’Ron and The Lox hail from New York; Cypress Hill and Warren G serve as emissaries of the West Coast hip-hop explosion.
It will also include sets from Sound Tribe Sector 9, a wide-ranging instrumental ensemble, plusnThievery Corporation, D.C. producers who released a dub-heavy album this year.
Chalice is described as being “Americas largest music, glass, hash, and art festival”. The headlining musicians will be the main drawcard, but attendees will also get glass blowing, art installations, a cannabis competition and vendors that focus on concentrates, which is why it has marketed itself as “the Coachella of [weed] concentrates.
Chalice’s founder, Doug Dracup told Rolling Stone,
This year we’re setting a different standard with Chalice. We’re adding attractions and different art installations that have never happened at this kind of festival before. We’re putting $2-million lineups out there for music and we’re spending more than $100,000 on art installations.
A new kind of cannabis event
Having spent many years on the music festival circuit as a fan, Dracup aways imagined a different kind of large-scale music and art festival that would celebrate the artistry of glass culture, which is how Chalice began, with 5,500 attendees attending the first event in 2014.
In just those few years, Chalice has grown into a large-scale festival that Dracup originally envisioned, seeing it as one of Southern California’s largest cultural events on the calendar. The past events have seen the likes of legends such as Wu-Tang Clan to soon-to-be legend Action Bronson headlining, with the star-studded lineup continuing for 2017.
For those looking to attend, the prices start at $55 for a single-day ticket, with options for three-day passes for $120, but there are also VIP and judges’ packages available.
Get your tickets from the Chalice website.