North American hip hop festival Rock The Bells is returning in 2012 with a stellar lineup that includes Kid Cudi, Nas, Prodigy, Slick Rick, Deltron 3030, Miss Elliot and Timberland.
As reported by Consequence of Sound, the festival is a two-day event taking place at three separate venues:
18/8/12 – 19/8/12 @ NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California
25/8/12 – 26/8/12 @ Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California
1/9/12 – 2/9/12 @ PNC Bank Arts Center in Homdel, New Jersey
Hopefully, Rock The Bells will go a lot smoother than the recent drama-filled Supafest in Australia. With the cancellation of P. Diddy to Missy Elliot claiming she was never booked to appear on the lineup, a punter nicknamed the event ‘Supafail’.
The cancellations led to many ticket holders seeking a refund, yet despite Supafest taking place last month, some customers are still chasing refunds.
Supafest promoters addressed distressed fans via the following Facebook statement:
“We apologise for the time it is taking to pay the balance of the refunds. We are reconciling what tickets have and have not been scanned which is a timely process. We are seeking till June 1st to finalise all refunds and hope that you can remain patient till then.”
Despite the dramas of 2012, promoter John Denison claimed the event was an overall success and assured fans ‘Australia’s biggest urban music festival’ would return in 2013. Some fans aren’t so confident…
Rock The Bells 2012 – Lineup
Missy Elliott and Timbaland
Naughty By Nature
Big Daddy Kane
Zion I & The Grouch
The Hit Squad
Method Man & Redman – performing their debut record Blackout in full.
Bone Thug-N-Harmony – performing 1999 record Eternal in full.