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ROCK THE BELLS 2009
NAS & DAMIAN MARLEY
BIG BOI (OF OUTKAST)
REFLECTION ETERNAL (TALIB KWELI & HI-TEK)
SLAUGHTERHOUSE (JOE BUDDEN, CROOKED I, ROYCE DA 5’9” & JOEL ORTIZ)
CHALI 2NA (OF JURASSIC 5 / OZOMATLI)
PETE ROCK, SUPERNATURAL & KRS-ONE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1ST, 2009
DEER LAKE PARK – VANCOUVER
Gates: 12:00PM Show: 1:00PM
ROCK THE BELLS 2009 FESTIVAL SERIES has unveiled the dates and venues of North America’s only major touring hip-hop festival. This stellar line up of performers featuring headliners Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Big Boi, Common and more, will not want to be missed.
The 10 city tour--which kicks off June 27 at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Chicago—will pass throughout major music venues across North America. These include the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit on June 28, the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto in July 5, the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Washington D.C. July 12, Boston’s Comcast Center July 18, Jones Beach Amphitheatre in NYC July 19, Deer Lake Park in Vancouver August 1, Shaw Millennium Park in Calgary August 2, Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver August 6, San Manuel Amphitheatre in Los Angeles August 8 wrapping at Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco August 9. Please check www.guerillaunion.com for the exact line-up and ticketing information for each city.
Another element besides top-notch musical performances fans can experience at ROCK THE BELLS is the legendary KRS-One’s Temple of Hip-Hop. “Rock The Bells has always strived to be the world-class platform dedicated to hip-hop culture,” states Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union. “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.”
*** For those with questions about the Vancouver show line-up, no city on the tour gets the full line-up - This is a travelling festival and each city gets a slightly different line-up based on artists schedules and availabilities.
Tix available at:
Zulu, Beatstreet, Highlife, and online at: