Editor’s Note: Oh, I’m rocking with Rock The Bells this summer!
Hip-Hop fans can look forward to a star studded line up at this year’s Rock The Bells festival, as the long list of impressive performers was recently announced.
This year’s line-up of artists include A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, Rakim, Method Man & Redman, Raekwon & Ghostface, Immortal Technique, dead prez, Murs and Kidz In The Hall, with a special reunion performance by The Pharcyde.
The jam packed festival will also feature a slew of up and coming acts taking the stage as well including Spank Rock, Santogold, Kid Sister, Wale, Flosstradamus, Jay Electronica and The Cool Kids. Cypress Hill front man B-Real and battle rhymer Supernatural are set to host the festivities.
“This year’s line-up represents, respects and recognizes the diversity and inspirational possibilities often promised, but rarely delivered in a live hip-hop experience,” said Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union, the event’s organizer. “We really feel that this year’s group of artists define our platform and further galvanize the legacy that Rock The Bells has earned through the years.”
The festival, which is set to kick off on July 19 in Chicago, will hit 10 cities across North America including New York, Miami, Philadelphia and San Francisco before finally wrapping up on August 30 in Vancouver, B.C.
The tour will also be international, making four stops in Europe and also a date in Japan.
Pre-sale tickets will be available May 14th – 16th via http://www.guerillaunion.com, and then to the general public on May 17th. Exclusive LA pre-sale starts on May 7th-9th with on-sale to follow May 10th.
Here is a complete list of the North American tour dates:
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA