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Event organizer Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union is thrilled with the possibilities of this year’s festival series stating: “There has been a tremendous amount of artist support for Rock The Bells. Every day there will be a definitive moment in live hip hop history. There will be a number of surprise performances and additional acts planned for each city.” The festival series will feature performances by newly announced artists MF Doom, Sage Francis, Blue Scholars, Just Blaze, Black Violin, Afrika Bambaataa, The Dirty Heads and touring DJ Green Lantern. Previously announced artists include A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, Rakim, Method Man & Redman, Raekwon & Ghostface (Cuban Linx), Immortal Technique, Dead Prez, Murs, Kidz In The Hall and special guests, the reunited The Pharcyde. Fans will also see performances by the brightest names in the emerging electro-hip hop scene including Spank Rock, Santogold, Kid Sister, Wale, Jay Electronica and The Cool Kids with hosts B-Real of Cypress Hill and the world renowned Supernatural. Most of this year’s headliners will be performing with new music, such as Q-Tip’s “Renaissance" and Nas’s “Untitled”, in support of upcoming or recently released albums. Complete line-up details are available on the Rock the Bells Website.


Sat 7/19 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

Sun 7/20 - Toronto, ON, Canada - Arrow Hall

Sat 7/26 - Boston, MA - Tweeter Center

Sun 7/27 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Sat 8/2 - Miami, FL - Bicentennial Park

Sun 8/3 - New York, NY - Jones Beach Amphitheater

Sat 8/9 - San Bernardino, CA - Glen Helen Pavilion

Sat 8/16 - San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater

Sat 8/23 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheater

Sat 9/6 - George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheater

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