Rock The Bells 2012 Line-Up Announced

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School is out for the summer, if only for those of us at UCB. So, that means that this announcement, the announcement for the line-up of arguably the biggest and most anticipated hip-hop festival on the planet was just around the corner. Yes,  the bill for this year’s Rock The Bells Festival was, as it always is, freestyled by hip-hop legend  Supernatural. Only this time, the announcement was accompanied by a beat box from a West Coast hip-hop god, the man, the myth, the multi-instrumentalist super producer and silky smooth rhymer hailing from the streets of Compton—DJ Quik. And, as if things couldn’t get any better, this year’s Rock The Bells will be a two-day festival. Two days filled with some of the greatest artists to ever pick up a mic (Nas, Ice Cube, RZA, and the list goes on). The line-up, which also features Bay Area icons like E-40 and Too $hort, is just as dope as the way in which it was announced. So, without further adieu, here is the line-up with the dates and locations so you know where to drive, fly, or hitch-hike (be careful out there) this summer to bask in what should prove to be hip-hop ecstasy (again, be careful and drink lots of water):

2 Chainz*

ASAP Rocky*

Atmosphere*

Big Daddy Kane

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Deltron 3030

Dipset

DJ Lance Rock and Friends

DJ Quik

E-40 and Too Short*

Eligh, Grouch and Zion I

Fashawn

Hit Squad Reunion

Ice Cube

Immortal Technique

J Cole*

Kendrick Lamar*

Kid Cudi*

Mac Miller*

Missy Elliott and Timbaland

Murs

Nas

Naughty By Nature

Prodigy

Redman and Method Man

Salt-N-Pepa

Schoolboy Q

Slick Rick 

Supernatural

RZA

Tyga

Watsky

Wiz Khalifa*

Yelawolf

Dom Kennedy

* notes performance on select dates only 

ROCK THE BELLS 2012 FESTIVAL SERIES DATES & VENUES:

08/19 – 08/20   San Bernardino, CA – NOS Events Center

08/25 – 08/26   Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

09/01 – 09/02   Holmdel, NJ – PNC Arts Center