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Ms. Lauryn Hill, Cypress Hill to headline Rock the Bells Festival
Written by John Alvarez   
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 05:06

Just moments ago we got the lineup for Rock The Bells Festival 2011 with some very exciting news along with it. The festival, an annual event put on by the folks at Guerilla Union (Spring Gathering, Paid Dues, Smokeout Festival), will take place on August 20th this year and will be at the San Manuel Amphitheatre., a change that has received a positive response from twitter users. Over the past years the event has generally taken place at the National Orange Show.

Artists confirmed for the event include Ms. Lauryn Hill, Nas, Cypress Hill, Erykah Badu, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star, Raekwon & Ghostface and Mobb Deep just to name a few.

Artists that have graced the Rock The Bells festival in the past includes Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, Rage Against the Machine and Xzibit.

This year’s festival will head to four major North American markets. Kicking off in the Los Angeles-area on August 20 at the San Manuel Amphitheater, ROCK THE BELLS will then head to San Francisco on August 27 at Shoreline Amphitheatre. The festival moves to the east coast for a show in New York on September 3 at Governor’s Island (co-promoted with Bowery Presents, Highline, Mad Dog Presents) before wrapping in Boston on September 10

"I am excited that this year's Rock The Bells will continue its rich history and tradition by presenting the best and most ambitious festival programming in Hip Hop,” says festival co-founder and Guerilla Union head Chang Weisberg. “The bar has been set high and this year's line-up will certainly stake its claim. With ten of the biggest records in the history of the genre and the freshest new talent bubbling from the underground, this summer's Rock The Bells is another dream come true."

This year Guerilla Union has teamed up with Boost Mobile to bring the event.

“Boost Mobile has a strong history in the music community and being part of such a well-established festival further enhances that commitment,” said Steve Gaffney, vice president-Corporate Marketing, Boost Mobile. “With our handset partner BlackBerry, we look forward to bringing the sponsorship to life and giving festival attendees an experience to remember.”  

In addition to the festival dates, Guerilla Union has teamed with new strategic partner House of Blues/Live Nation for an intimate ROCK THE BELLS club tour featuring select ROCK THE BELLS artists on dates surrounding the festival shows. Look for more information on the confirmed artists and routing for the ROCK THE BELLS club tour shortly.

08/20 San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater

08/27 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

09/03 New York, NY – Governor’s Island

09/10 Boston, MA

Check out some pictures from Rock the Bells 2010



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