Five Things to Look Forward to at Complex Con 2023

ComplexCon makes its return to Long Beach, featuring a headlining performance by Kid Cudi and a curated fashion and music lineup by CACTUS PLANT FLEA MARKET.

Gear up for an unparalleled weekend of pop-cultural convergence at this year's ComplexCon. Returning to the Long Beach Convention Center this Saturday and Sunday, this year's event will feature Cactus Plant Flea Market as artistic director and and an impressive lineup of DJs and artists, headlined by none other than Kid Cudi.

While two-day general and VIP passes are sold out, individual tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available for $115 each; buy them online here.

As ComplexCon reaches its seventh year, the fashion-forward festival continues to evolve with exclusive releases from first-time brands, sponsored immersive experiences.

Celebrated as the mecca where all things surrounding pop culture and trends commence, Complex Con has a reputation for delivering unexpected delights and viral-worthy moments to enthusiasts. Last year's debut performance saw Nigo showcasing his I Know Nigo album and the jaw-dropping surprise appearance of Kanye West. 

"The Complex legacy is built on the convergence of culture and community for our global fans and tastemakers, and for the last seven years ComplexCon has brought that ethos to life, with a dynamic atmosphere that connects artists, brands, and consumers," Donnie Kwak, General Manager of Complex Networks, says in a statement.

"Now, more than ever, we're excited to bring the Complex ecosystem to life with Cactus in the heart of Long Beach this coming November."

Though we were not able to predict the latter, we aim to prepare you for this year's Complex Con, with the information we do know. Here's what's going down at this year's ComplexCon. 

Performers: Kid Cudi, Zack Bia & More

Grammy award-winning, multi platinum artist and producer Kid Cudi will serve as this year's headliner performer for the festival. The "Day N Night" artist will be hitting the The Cactus Buddy! Stage, Powered By NTWRK on Sunday, Nov. 19. The Cleveland rapper previously performed at ComplexCon 2019. Since then he has released new projects including "Man on the Moon III: The Chosen" and "Entergalactic." Guests can also expect performances from Kalan.FRFR, Kerwin Frost, and Luh Tyler. Ahead of Sunday's performance, Field Trip Records will present various DJ sets from Zack Bia, Lil Yachty, and more. 

Artistic Director Of ComplexCon 2023: Cactus Plant Flea Market

Following in the footsteps of the legendary Takashi Murakami, Cactus Plant Flea Market will be this year's artistic director. Since 2015,  the brand has collaborated with major companies such as Nike, McDonald's and more. Cactus will take charge of molding the event's brand identity and supervising the aesthetics by tapping into the elements that makes Complex Con special, the fashion and music lineup. 

First We Feast Lagoon

Do you think you can take on the last level of "Hot Ones?" Well, now's the chance. Returning to this year's Complex Con is the First We Feast Lagoon, a dining experience that offers eats from the restaurants and talent featured on Complex's hit shows. will feature over 30 of the hottest restaurants around including Broad Street Oyster Co., Carmen's Empanadas, Chicken & Mumbo Sauce and more. 

Fashion: What Brands are Participating? 

Known for its groundbreaking fusion of culture and streetwear, ComplexCon is ready to deliver a fashion spectacle unlike any other. This year's event promises  coveted sneaker drops, collaborative pieces and more. Among the highlights are exclusive releases from top-tier brands, with once-in-a-lifetime drops by the likes of Denim Tears, Marc Jacobs, and P4K, just to name a few. Fans can snag unique collaborations, such as Babylon x Minions and Emotionally Unavailable x Barney. Plus, don't miss the groove as Slow Jamz unveils their '70s Collection from the decade series. 


While ComplexCon is all about the fun, the event is also known for providing a platform for important conversations in the fashion, music, and entertainment industry. Comedic YouTuber Funny Marco will be sitting down with Complex's own Speedy to discuss his rise to fame and the art of his "awkward interviews" format. Fans also listen in as Joe La Puma, Jim Jones, Lil Yachty, and more select the " Sneaker Of The Year."

ComplexCon, Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, 90802

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