Paid Dues Announces Date For 6th Annual Festival

(AllHipHop News) Murs and Guerilla Union have jointly announced the date for the 6th Pain Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival. This year's event will return on Saturday, April 2nd at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA.Paid Dues has booked headlining artists Mos Def and Talib Kweli as ‘Black Star’, Immortal Technique and Murs himself.“I’m excited to announce this year’s headliners for Paid Dues much earlier than expected. It’s like giving your friends an early Christmas gift. I’m thrilled that Mos Def and Talib Kweli recognize the importance of participating with an independent platform like Paid Dues,” said Chang Weisberg, of Guerilla Union.Immortal Technique's appearance marks the first time the politically charged rapper has performed at the festival. "His performance not only brings immense independent credibility, but also accents the political importance of the Black Star / Immortal Technique marquee,” added Weisberg.Paid Dues celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2010 with a sold out show, where for the first time in its history, the landmark event expanded to multiple stages.The all ages show featured performances by Ice Cube, Murs and 9th Wonder, Tha Dogg Pound, Dilated Peoples and reunited special guests, Freestyle Fellowship. Murs and Guerilla Union have also teamed up with Habitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) for the first ever Paid Dues Habitat Project.On February 12, 2011, 25 fans will have the opportunity to work alongside Murs, Guerilla Union staff and other Paid Dues artists to help make a difference for hardworking families and individuals in need of simple, sustainable and affordable housing, in the greater Los Angeles area.“With Paid Dues, I have been dreaming of taking our community spirit one step further, and this year it has finally happened. We will be working with one of my favorite non-profits, Habitat,” Murs explained.The Guerilla Union ticket pre-sale will begin on Friday, December 10 at 10:00am PST, exclusively on, for registered Guerilla Union newsletter members. Tickets will be available to the general public online via and at key retail locations starting Saturday, December 11.