It’s been a decade since the hip-hop summer festival Rock the Bells descended upon San Bernardino, Cali. Now ten years in, the festival’s lineup is beefier than ever…and more high tech than ever.
The fest will hit 4 cities, 2-night performances at each: San Bernardino, CA on Sept 7-8, Mountain View, CA on Sept 14-15, Washington D.C. on Sept. 28-29, and Rutherford, NJ Oct. 4-5. The lineup includes Common, Wu Tang, Jhene Aiko, Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T, Too $short, Kid Cudi, Bone Thugs N Harmony, E-40, Juicy J, Hit-Boy, Talib Kweli, Tech N9ne, Immoral Technique, and more…including Eazy E and Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
Yup, you read correctly… much like Tupac appeared performed at 2012’s Coachella festival via hologram, Eazy E and Ol’ Dirty Bastard are slated to resurrect in the form of their digital, see-through selves for one last performance alongside their respective groups and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Wu-Tang Clan.
But Chang Weisberg, the curator behind Rock The Bells, dishes to Fuse that other deceased emcees and legendary performers may also reappear for future festivals.
“It’s our hope that the work that we do with the festival continues after the festival as long as the opportunity is special and unique. I‘m working with the James Brown estate. I’m working with TLC. I’ve never seen Bob Marley, Duke Ellington or Marvin Gaye perform. It’s a supply and demand world. Sky’s the limit,” he said.
Get ticket info at RockTheBells.net