This years Rock The Bells festival will have a long list of performers filled with big name artists. The new line up will 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 festival will also includ a bunch of up and coming acts like 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 event. Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union, who is organizing the event, said "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," continuing, "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."
Rock The Bells kicks off on July 19th in Chicago and
will hit 10 cities that include New York, Miami, Philadelphia and San
Francisco before finally wrapping up on August 30 in Vancouver, B.C.
Tickets will be available May 14th – 16th via 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:
Sat 7/19 Chicago, IL
Sun 7/20 Toronto, ON
Sat 7/26 Boston, MA
Sun 7/27 New York, NY
Sat 8/2 Miami, FL
Sun 8/3 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 8/9 Los Angeles, CA
Sat 8/16 San Francisco, CA
Sat 8/23 Denver, CO
Sat 8/30 Vancouver, BC