Rock The Bells has just announced their 2012 festival dates and lineup, with a hot-and-heavy list of performers including Atmosphere, Kid Cudi, Nas, Wiz Khalifa and others. On top of that, Bone Thug-N-Harmony and Hit Squad will be reuniting for the festivals. More details after the jump.
Rock the Bells is the only touring hip hop festival in North America, hitting four cities across the country. Also, for the the first time ever, the festival has been expanded to two-day festival. General on-sale tickets became available May 19, head here to pick up a ticket.
Rock the Bells officially kicks off in San Bernardino, CA on August 18 and 19. After that, the touring festival is taking to Mountain View, CA on August 25 and 26 and then wrapping up on the east coast in Holmdel, NJ on September 1 and 2. The final festival will take place at Bayfront Ampitheatre in Miami, FL at an unspecified date in December.
There will be three stages, with the Rock the Bells Stage, the RZA-curated 36 Chambers Stage, and the Paid Dues Stage all showcasing talent throughout the two days. Since the lineups will vary depending on the particular festival, ticket buyers are suggested to check out the Rock the Bells website to find out the exact lineup for the festival they plan on attending.
ROCK THE BELLS 2012 FESTIVAL SERIES ARTISTS:
Big Daddy Kane
DJ Lance Rock and Friends
E-40 and Too Short*
Eligh, Grouch and Zion I
Hit Squad Reunion
Naughty By Nature
Redman and Method Man
* notes performance on select dates only
RZA + Supernatural
ROCK THE BELLS 2012 FESTIVAL SERIES DATES & VENUES:
08/18 – 08/19 San Bernardino, CA – NOS Events Center
08/25 – 08/26 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/01 – 09/02 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Arts Center