How Do You Get Into ComplexCon?
Every year, thousands from Los Angeles and across the world travel to attend ComplexCon in Long Beach. This perfectly curated festival brings brands and artists together for two days full of style, fashion, art, food, and music. ComplexCon is an expertly-curated festival of the future, bringing together the world’s most influential brands and artists for an immersive and unforgettable two days of style, sneakers, art, food, music, inspiration, and more.
The uniquely curated festival—known for bringing together brands, trendsetters, artists, and other creatives—is again touching down in Long Beach, California, for two stacked days of experiences ranging from shopping exclusive pieces to witnessing a mixtape anniversary-celebrating performance from ASAP Rocky.
When and Where is ComplexCon?
“After almost two years of living digitally, we knew that the return to ComplexCon was going to be the first opportunity for our community to come back together and it had to be special,” Neil Wright, Head of Experiential at Complex Networks, explained earlier this year when announcing the festival’s 2021 return. “We’re excited to bring together a diverse mix of familiar names and faces from all over the world for the first time in a long time, but also allow room for discovery in a safe and curated environment.”
Below, we’ve put together a handy rundown of everything you need to know before attending, including how to get last-minute tickets and more.
ComplexCon brings together people, brands, and trends that are leading the pop culture conversation about what’s important now and what will undoubtedly be important next. The 2021 edition takes place on Nov. 6 and 7 in Long Beach, California, at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Attendees can expect to see musical performances, a shopping floor with dozens of brands, special activations, great eats, and more. In short, the ComplexCon experience is designed as a blend between a festival and an exhibition. For general admission ticketholders, doors open at 11 a.m. local time.
If you haven’t already secured your tickets, there are a number of options available.
Two-day general admission passes are $135 and include access to Rocky and Turnstile’s sets, performances at the Pigeons & Planes Stage, the chance to be among the first to shop from a range of brand and retailers, access to panels (and a live recording of The Complex Sneakers Podcast on Sunday), and more. Single-day GA passes, meanwhile, run $80.
There’s also availability for select bundles, with buy two, get one 20 percent off for day passes and two-day passes.
Who Started Complexcon?
ComplexCon was created by Mark Ecko in 2002 based out of New York City. Complex currently has 4.55 million subscribers and 1.3 billion total views on YouTube. As of 2019, the company's yearly revenue was estimated to be US$200 million, 15% of which came from commerce. Complex is jointly owned by Hearst Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. Rich Antoniello, chief executive of Complex Networks, approvingly calls the four-year-old festival “the height of consumerism.”