UPDATE: ComplexCon Announces 2017 Host Committee Lineup

UPDATE | The committee guiding the festival this year will expectedly have Pharrell Williams as cultural director and host committee chair, with contemporary artist Takashi Murakami as artistic director. Marc Ecko, founder of Complex magazine, will also sit on the committee.

“There’s nothing like ComplexCon; it’s unique for anyone who loves fashion, music and art,” Williams said in a statement. “The power of ComplexCon is that it erases the lines between all these passions and shows us that everything influences each other.”

Virgil Abloh, founder of the Milan-based fashion label, “Off-White,” who performed during 2016’s ComplexCon as DJ Flat White, will join the host committee, alongside Sarah Andelman, co-founder of Colette, an influential Paris-based online concept fashion store.

“The spirit of Colette, the continual mix, and match of modernity, creativity, and originality that brings people together aligns with ComplexCon,” Andelman said in a statement.

More names are expected to be announced.

PREVIOUSLY: ComplexCon Announces Anticipated Return to Long Beach This Fall


Screenshot taken from @complexcon.

3/6/17 at 1:29PM | ComplexCon has announced that the highly anticipated streetwear and pop culture festival will indeed return to the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center the weekend of November 4 and 5.

The festival brought never-before-seen brand collaborations and exclusive products to the eyes of the estimated 15,000 people who attended dressed to impress, as well as art installations, creative vendor booths and activations and several major headliners including Skrillex, Kid Cudi, Travis Scott, Virgil Abloh and more.

The months leading up to the first ComplexCon were nothing short of turbulent, with hip-hop artist Kid Cudi checking himself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges about a month before his headline performance.

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Photo of Snoop Dogg performing at last year’s ComplexCon by Asia Morris.

Not to mention Kanye West cancelling his Night 2 appearance, making way in a serendipitous turn of events for Snoop Dogg to take his place, as an arguably more fitting performer for the inaugural event, and the first time the famed rapper had performed in his hometown in 20-plus years.


Fans and past attendees who commented on the Instagram announcement seemed excited, with commenters tagging their friends and proclaiming not to miss the festival this time, but not without lamenting the long lines of the two-day event (user @therealnicklau commented “oh yay LineCon 2017 is coming”).

Ultimately, the Agenda Show for consumers will once again let Complex fans experience what they see on the internet, IRL.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.