Ice Cube will add some old-school rap legitimacy to the 2018 lineup at SunFest, which rolls out May 3-6 on the West Palm Beach waterfront.
The rapper and actor, who was the muscle for Rock and Roll Hall of Famers N.W.A. back when rap acts required muscle, will perform at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, May 5.
Advance general-admission tickets cost $43 for a one-day pass, $65 for a two-day pass and $81 for a four-day pass through April 28 at SunFest.com. Prices at the gate will be $47, $72 and $92. Youth passes (ages 6-12) purchased through April 28 will cost $20/$25/$35. Daily tickets for those 65 and older cost $25.
VIP passes also are available, as are tickets for the Stand, a reserved viewing area in front of each stage for select acts. Prices vary by the act, ranging from $25 to $40.
Ice Cube joins a diverse lineup led by Pitbull, Logic, Zedd, Rae Sremmurd, Nick Jonas, DNCE, Toots and the Maytals, Living Colour, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Incubus and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real.
Other top performers at SunFest 2018 include PartyNextDoor, the O’My’s, Billy Idol, 311, Sublime With Rome, Girl Talk, Soja, Cake, Third Eye Blind, GroupLove, Samantha Harvey, Liz Brasher, Sleepwalkers, Sir Sly, RDGLDGRN, Lovely the Band, the Ries Brothers and the Sh-Booms.
Due to a scheduling conflict, KC and the Sunshine Band are no longer part of the lineup.
A pioneer of West Coast gangsta rap, beginning with N.W.A., Ice Cube has sold more than 10 million albums as a solo artist, with hits including “Check Yo Self,” “No Vaseline” and “It Was a Good Day.” He was a featured rapper on such essential N.W.A. tracks as “Straight Outta Compton,” “Dopeman” and “Express Yourself.”
Ice Cube, 48, diversified his resume early on, following his 1991 film debut in “Boyz n the Hood” with a lengthy string of film and television appearances, including “Friday,” “Barbershop,” the family comedy “Are We There Yet?” and the Kevin Hart buddy film “Ride Along.”
He was a producer on the 2015 N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” that starred his son, O’Shea Jackson Jr.
For more information, visit IceCube.com.