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Rock the Bells 2012 dates, venues & some artists announced

“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…

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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