🎶👟ComplexCon’s back with Kid Cudi, Lil Kim, sneakers and more – Orange County Register

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Festival Pass for Thursday, Oct. 31

Happy Halloween! I’m back from my Hawaiian vacation (where I didn’t take any tikis but I did gain some sweet ukulele skills) and we’re rolling right along into the late fall festivals.

This weekend’s big event is part music festival, part mall of the future. It’s ComplexCon, which returns to Long Beach with some cool exclusive merch and performances from Kid Cudi and Anderson .Paak. And now there’s a panel on the fashion of Lil Kim, which is pretty rad, and she’s been added to the lineup.

Other big news this week is that there’s a new fest coming to the Coachella Valley, Countdown NYE tickets are on sale and KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas is on the move. Read on!

Shoppers line up inside the Adidas booth at ComplexCon. The two-day event returns to the Long Beach Convention Center Nov.2-3Photo by Brittany Murray, Press Telegram/SCNG

Where sneakerheads and hip-hop heads unite

What makes ComplexCon so unique is that it’s kind of like a comic-con with panels and art plus sneakers and other exclusive street wear to buy. And then there’s a killer music lineup to boot. Richard Guzman has more on what you need to know for ComplexCon 2019.

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In this April 19, 2019 file photo, Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals perform on the Coachella stage during weekend two of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio. .Paak will perform at the new 4xFAR festival when it comes to Thermal in January. (File photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

Outside Land Rovers

Have you ever wanted to go to a music festival and learn how to fly fish at the same time? What about doing it in in the desert? The new 4xFAR festival in Thermal is being put on by Land Rover and will have a bunch of outdoors activities as well as music from the omnipresent Anderson .Paak, Young the Giant, Kurt Vile and more. See the full lineup and find out how to get tickets.

In this Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 file photo, Andrew Taggart, left, and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers accept the award for favorite artist electronic dance music at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater. The Chainsmokers will perform at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino on Dec. 31. (File photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Counting down to 2020

Countdown NYE will return to San Bernardino on Dec. 31 and this time the Chainsmokers are going to be there. Alesso and Porter Robinson will, too. Find out who else is performing and how to get tickets.

Beck will perform during night one of the 30th Annual KROQ 106.7/FM Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Honda Center in Anaheim. (File photo by Sam Gangwer, Contributing Photographer)

Acoustic Christmas is on the move

KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas dropped its night 1 lineup earlier this week and while it includes Beck, Cage the Elephant and more, also of note is that it’s moving to Orange County. Kelli Skye Fadroski has more on the lineup, tickets and the move.


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