Rock The Bells: So many stars, so little time
DEVORE – Tough decisions will have to be made at this year’s Rock The Bells hip-hop festival on Saturday.
Attendees at San Manuel Amphitheater will need to choose between watching Ms. Lauryn Hill perform the “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” album in its entirety or Raekwon & Ghostface perform their album “Only Built Four Cuban Linx.” Other choices include checking out Erykah Badu, who will perform “Baduizm,” or Nas, who takes on “Illmatic.”
“Every festival has to deal with it,” said Guerilla Union founder and promoter Chang Weisberg. “When there’s 30 amazing acts on four stages there’s going to be some conflicts. It happens at (musical festivals) Coachella, Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza. At the end of the day we try to program with the least amount of conflict as possible.”
Other acts at the festival include Immortal Technique, Cypress Hill, Mobb Deep, Black Moon, Genius, Common, Black Star and more. For set times, head to www.rockthebells.net/set-times.
Weisberg said there will be at least 20,000 people attending this year’s festival, which will feature many acts performing full albums.
“Last year we had basically gotten Snoop to do `Doggystyle’ and Tribe Called Quest to do `Midnight Marauders.’ It went over so well I think the expectation now is to always do something a little different. There’s no way we could turn down the `Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ and `Illmatic.”‘
Information can be found here:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
SAN MANUEL AMPHITHEATRE
Ms. Lauryn Hill, Nas (with special guests AZ, Pete Rock and DJ Premier), Cypress Hill, Erykah Badu, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star, Common, Raekwon & Ghostface, Mobb Deep, The GZA, Immortal Technique, Doom, Slaughterhouse, Mac Miller, Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T., Souls of Mischief, Black Moon, Childish Gambino, Fashawn, Blu & Exile, Masta Killah, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Freddie Gibbs, Roc Marciano, Killah Priest
Hosted by: The RZA + MURS 3:16 + Supernatural + Boy Jones
LAWN – $50 + FEES
LOGE – $70 + FEES
ORCH – $80 + FEES
GA PIT – $100 + FEES
VIP – Limited VIP tickets available.
LAWN – $160 + FEES
LOGE – $180 + FEES
ORCH – $190 + FEES
PIT – $210 + FEES
VIP – Includes:
Artist Meet N Greet, 2011 Festival T-shirt, Backpack, Poster, Credential, 2 Drink Tix (Under 21 non-alcoholic), VIP Entry, Private Full Bar, VIP restrooms.