Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on May 15, 2012

"If you a real hip-hop head RT!! #RocktheBells2012" - Nas

Rock the Bells

Turing hip-hop festival Rock the Bells announces:

Boost Mobile in association with Guerilla Union have announced the return of the ROCK THE BELLS 2012 FESTIVAL SERIES powered by BlackBerry. The world-class platform will feature an array of seminal and flourishing artists over an expanded two-day period in four major North American markets, including headliners Kid Cudi, J Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Atmosphere and more, with special guests Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

The only touring hip-hop festival will kick off in San Bernardino, CA on August 19 and 20 at the NOS Events Center. The festival will then make its way to Mountain View, CA on August 25 and 26 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre and will wrap on the east coast in Newark, NJ on September 1 and 2 at PNC Arts Center.

ROCK THE BELLS and non-profit organization Hip Hop and Hope for Haiti have joined forces to shine light on the disaster-stricken country and to provide continued relief efforts; that of which have progressively decelerated.

I'm pretty sure PNC Bank Arts Center isn't in Newark, and actually even farther from NYC (where the festival used to happen), but whatever.

In addition to what is listed above, Hit Squad is also playing. Full lineups TBA soon (possibly at the launch party happening in California tonight)

UPDATE: Full LINEUP ANNOUNCED.

The list of dates with on-sale dates is below...

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FULL LINEUP HERE:

ROCK THE BELLS 2012
8/18-8/19 San Bernardino NOS Events Center (On-Sale 5/19 @ 10am)
8/25-8/26 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre (On-Sale 5/19 @ 10am)
9/1-9/2 New Jersey PNC Bank Arts Center (On-Sale 5/19 @ 10am)

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Comments (24)

Snooze....

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 11:40 PM

PNC Arts Center is definitely not in Newark. It's in Holmdel, which is much further away. The initial line-up sucks anyway, so I'll overlook the snub of them not coming to NY. That really is a horrid line-up.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 11:41 PM

boost = black as black can be

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 11:49 PM

Its the first of the month - dizzy boner

Posted by boner(!) | May 15, 2012 11:53 PM

Hip hop live sucks. A super mega sponsored "festival" with hip hop acts wicked sucks.

Posted by Ajax | May 16, 2012 12:00 AM

"powered by blackberry" Haha. Stoopid.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 12:01 AM

This lineup is horrible and so is the location!

Posted by bryan | May 16, 2012 12:12 AM

No MIAMI??? :P

Posted by aYo | May 16, 2012 12:15 AM

Seriously.... No Miami?

Posted by Belinda | May 16, 2012 12:42 AM

I LOVE this line-up!! J Cole gets me goin on my 5 mile runs, it's gonna be fun seeing that same music love. ALWAYS looking forward to see Immortal Technique. I told him he's the reason I kept on keeping on with school and I'm getting an extra diploma just for him to sign. RTB for me since 2007, I don't have much family, so RTB is a tradition I carry on for myself and the future fam!

Posted by Nicole Bernard | May 16, 2012 2:26 AM

fun fun for everyone.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 3:37 AM

WHAT THE FUCK? I waited for this? Main events Kid Cudi and Wiz? WHAT THE FUCK

Last year you had greats like GZA, Raekwon & GF, Lauren Hill, Cypress Hill, Blackmoon, Mos Def & Talib Kweli, and Nas of course and this year you have all these medicore so called rappers with their shitt lyrics NO WU TANG CLAN????? WOW...AND YOUR NOT COMING TO NEW YORK????!?!?!?!?!...COME ON ROCK THE BELLS YOU GUYS ASSED OUT THIS YEAR HARD. THIS SHIT IS NOT GOING TO BE ANYWHERE AS GOOD AS LAST YEAR

Posted by OP | May 16, 2012 8:16 AM

This is a joke, right? Please tell me this is a fucking joke...

Posted by Ryan Vaughan | May 16, 2012 8:24 AM

WHAT THE FUCK? I waited for this? Main events Kid Cudi and Wiz? WHAT THE FUCK

Last year you had greats like GZA, Raekwon & GF, Lauren Hill, Cypress Hill, Blackmoon, Mos Def & Talib Kweli, and Nas of course and this year you have all these medicore so called rappers with their shitt lyrics NO WU TANG CLAN????? WOW...AND YOUR NOT COMING TO NEW YORK????!?!?!?!?!...COME ON ROCK THE BELLS YOU GUYS ASSED OUT THIS YEAR HARD. THIS SHIT IS NOT GOING TO BE ANYWHERE AS GOOD AS LAST YEAR

Posted by OP | May 16, 2012 8:29 AM

are they just not doing concerts on Governors Island anymore?

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 9:21 AM

f*** all the haters this is a bad ass line up can't wait to go !!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 5:11 PM

ill ass line up....whoever wants the whole roster back to miami, like this page

facebook.com/rtbmiami

Posted by dj nemesis | May 17, 2012 12:16 AM

Whack line-up! Just got my pre-sale tickets refunded! I hope they know there about to loose a lot of money!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 4:39 PM

What a disappointment. I guess hip hop is officially dead

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 7:37 PM

YouTube supernatural freestyle line up. Rza, Gza red and meth, atmosphere, Kendrick Lamar, salt n peppa, big daddy Kane, slick Rick are also going to be there and wu tang clan so chill and do your research

Posted by 5 STAR | May 22, 2012 7:00 AM

Also jada dmx hitsquad

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 5:34 PM

People do ur research the line up has crazy reunion

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 5:41 PM

Wow what a group of whiny brats! If your not happy with the location and are not willing to travel for a great time, shut up .... trust you will not be missed & do your research... Miami is the 1st of December!?

Posted by Urareject | July 3, 2012 11:18 AM

rock it out.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 7:20 PM

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