Busta Rhymes, GZA, Knux Added To Rock The Bells

AllHipHop Staff

Organizers for The Rock The Bells 2009 Festival Series announced today that Busta Rhymes, The GZA and The Knux have been added to the roster of major Hip-Hop artists taking part in this year’s touring concert.

In addition to Busta, GZA and The Knux, this year’s Rock The Bells Festival will be hosted by KRS-One and features performances by Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Common, The Roots, Big Boi, Reflection Eternal, M.O.P., Tech N9Ne, RZA, Raekwon and others.

The Rock The Bells 2009 Festival will hit 10 major markets this year starting on June 27 at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Chicago.

Stops include Detroit, Boston, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C. , New York and other major markets.

“Rock The Bells has always strived to be the world-class platform dedicated to Hip-Hop culture,” Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union said. “This year we are excited to announce that KRS-One and the Temple of Hip Hop will be producing unique fan experiences dedicated to cultivating Hip-Hop culture by hosting guest speakers, workshops, art displays, lectures, book signings and more. Plans are still being finalized, but expect a unique Temple of Hip-Hop area to be built in each city. We are going to reach out to all artists on this year’s line-up to contribute their efforts to help educate and expand perspective on Hip-Hop culture.”

Tickets for the Rock The Bells 2009 Festival go on sale May 2.

Dates and venues are listed below:

Chicago - Saturday June 27th First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Detroit- Sunday June 28th DTE Energy Music Theatre Toronto- Sunday July 5th Molson Amphitheatre Washington DC - Sunday July 12th Merriweather Post Pavilion Boston- Saturday July 18th Comcast Center New York -Sunday July 19th Jones Beach Amphitheatre Vancouver- Saturday August 1st Deer Lake Park Denver- Thursday August 6th Red Rocks Amphitheatre Los Angeles - Saturday August 8th San Manuel Amphitheatre San Francisco- Sunday August 9th Shoreline Amphitheatre