“Wake up and turn me loose…Got to have Kaya now!” Bob Marley
Kaya Fest 2018 announces the addition of four major acts to its stellar second annual line-up: the legendary west coast multi-platinum hip-hop group, Cypress Hill, the beloved phenom rapper/chef/author/TV host Action Bronson, Hawaiian contemporary folk rock singer/songwriter Anuhea, and very special guest appearance by guitar giant and prominent social activist, Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine/Prophets Of Rage). Fruit of Life Productions presents the second annual Kaya Fest on April 28 and 29 at the NOS Events Center, located at 689 S E Street in San Bernardino, CA
In addition to the new artists announced, this year all five Marley brothers (Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Julian and Ky-Mani) return for a second historic performance, along with their father’s contemporary, reggae legend Toots Hibbert & The Maytals. They will be joined by Marcia Griffiths of the I-Threes, foundation reggae band Inner Circle—who celebrate their 50th year in the reggae industry this year—as well as the original Reggae Ambassadors Third World, Indubious and Roots Of Creation.
The Kaya Fest Lineup will also showcase the next generation of Marley music makers: Bob’s talented grandchildren Skip Marley, Jo Mersa Marley, Bambaata, and Shacia Payne Marley. More artists are still to be added to the star-studded lineup, and will be announced as the bookings are confirmed.
The historic NOS Events Center venue will provide a perfect setting for the Music and Awareness festival, whose stated goal is to educate, inspire and encourage positive public awareness of the vast medical and industrial potential of cannabis, which became legal in California as of January 1, 2018—and in numerous other states across the United States and the world at large. The festival also celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of Bob Marley’s iconic album, Kaya.
“Kaya Fest is not a smoke-out thing,” says festival founder Stephen Marley. “What we really try to emphasize is education before recreation—to get one to learn about the medical uses, the industrial uses, the environmental benefits, the healing potential of the plant. And to ask why really is there such a fight against this plant? All these years, doctors have not been allowed to research it. Most of them haven’t really studied it at all. It’s like a conspiracy. Why they don’t want us to reap the benefits of this plant? They try to use the whole stigma of the smoking and the getting high to put a cloud over it.”
Kaya Fest 2018 two-day early bird General Admission and VIP tickets are on-sale now.
All Ages event – Children 5 and under are Free with paid adult.
Doors open at 12 noon each day.
For more information visit http://kayafestivals.com/