The "Rock the Bells" event will take place on July 30th at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, CA. Tickets go on sale May 27th. Other acts for the day-long hip-hop feastival include Redman, Ghostface & Raekwon, Heiroglyphics, Living Legends, Sage Francis, Q-Bert, Guru (Gangstarr), Cut Chemist, Visionaries, Supernatural, DJ Muggs, Oh No, Med and Percee P and Nonphixion. Special guest hosts include B-Real of Cypress Hill, RZA of Wu Tang Clan, and Mr. Choc of Power 106 and Beat Junkies.
Launched in 2003, ROCK THE BELLS is a genuine rite of passage for thousands of urban-minded music lovers from all over Southern California. Following in the colorful tradition and history of
past hip-hop music festivals such as Smoking Grooves and the Cypress Hill Smoke Out, ROCK THE BELLS aims to become the ultimate hip-hop platform and premiere single-day music event in the country by uniting the biggest names involved with urban culture in a spectacular music environment that is exciting and memorable.
Tickets for ROCK THE BELLS featuring Nas on July 30 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino go on sale through Ticketmaster on Tuesday, June 3. $30 pre-sale (May 27-29), $35 on-sale (May 30-June 17), $40 (June 18-July 29), $40 day of show (July 30), $85 VIP.
If you can make this event, you need to go see Q-Bert. Perhaps the most influential turntablist on the planet, and a former member of Invisibl Skratch Piklz (which also included Mix Master Mike, D-Styles, Yogafrog and Shortkut). Seek out their old mix tapes and check out ISP in action in this video.