Action Bronson, J. Cole, Deltron 3030, KRS-One, Riff Raff, and Pusha T have all joined the lineup for this year’s Rock the Bells festival. The annual traveling showcase will make stops in California, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey this fall, with events planned from September 7 to October 5. Other artists just added to the 10th anniversary bill include Wale, Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Freddie Gibbs, Big Daddy Kane, Freeway, Rhapsody and 9th Wonder, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh, Sean P, Smoke DZA, and YG.
The rest of the roster is filled out by Wu-Tang Clan, Black Hippy (Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, and ScHoolboy Q), Tyler, the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, E-40 and Too $hort, Rakim, Juicy J, Talib Kweli, Curren$y, Common, Flatbush Zombies, Big K.R.I.T., Kid Cudi, Hit-Boy, Brother Ali, Bodega Bamz, Jhene Aiko, Jurassic Five, Tech N9ne, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Chase & Status, Dilated Peoples, Dizzy Wright, Dom Kennedy, Hopsin, Immortal Technique, Lecrae, Mimosa, Prof, Ratking, Snow Tha Product, and Supernatural. Oh, and there’s going to be “original virtual performanes” by deceased MCs Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Eazy-E, who will manifest alongside Wu-Tang Clan and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, respectively.
Ticket information for each of the four weekends can be found here.
Last year’s Rock the Bells festival featured performances by Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Kid Cudi, Method Man and Red Man, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, and Deltron 3030.
Rock the Bells 2013 festival dates:
September 7 to 8 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
September 14 to 15 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
September 28 to 29 – Washington, D.C. @ Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium
October 4 to 5 – Rutherford, NJ @ Meadowlands