After trolling fans with a seemingly doctored screenshot of a few “tweets” trumpeting that Kanye West would be visiting Agenda Festival in June, organizers announced the official lineup for the event set to take place June 30 at the Long Beach Convention Center, and Yeezy’s not on the list.
This year’s event, a one-day engagement described as a “curated mall of pop-up shops dropped in the middle of a music festival,” will feature headliners Brockhampton (the group’s first ever headlining festival slot), joined by Lil Yachty, Billie Eilish, Fidlar, Yung Lean, Lecrae, Denzel Curry, Na-Kel Smith, Spaghetti Boys and Blondie Beach.
Disappointed Yeezy fans (likely experiencing flashbacks from when West pulled out of the inaugural ComplexCon’s lineup) may still be able to channel their love for the rapper through Brockhampton, an “all-American boyband” originally formed in an online Kanye West fan forum, KanyeToThe, about six years ago. Nowadays Brockhampton is still pushing the hip-hop envelope with Long Beach as just one of the group’s stops during their current US tour.
Panels during the festival will feature speakers from action sports, fashion, retail, art and entertainment, including the cast of Comedy Central’s Workaholics & Netflix’s “Game Over, Man!” with more to be announced. Attendees can also listen in on live podcast tapings including “Group Chat” hosted by Chris “Drama” Pfaff and Dee Murthy, with more to be announced, according to Agenda Festival organizers.
Of the more than 500 brand activations, limited-edition product drops and art installations, participating brands and retailers include Champion, Levi’s, Herschel Supply Co., Pendleton, G-Shock, New Balance, The Hundreds, Dickies and more.
Agenda’s summer edition is co-located with the Dew Tour which runs from June 28th through July 1st. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 25th at 10:00AM via the link here.
Asia Morris is a Long Beach native covering arts and culture for the Long Beach Post. You can reach her on Twitter and Instagram @theasiamorris and via email at [email protected]
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