2013 marks the ten-year mark for the famed hip-hop festival Rock The Bells. Tuesday night, Guerilla Union, the company behind the festival, held a launch party in Los Angeles, where it announced the monstrous lineup in store for fans this fall.
Included on the bill were some of the industry's biggest acts, past and present. Bodega Bamz, Dizzy Wright, Earl Sweatshirt, Flatbush Zombies, Juicy J, Kid Cudi, Jurassic 5, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and Wu-Tang Clan are among the artists slated to perform. However, what makes this year's festival stand out are the two virtual performances that will take place.
Not only will the Wu come together as they did most recently at Coachella this year, but they will also be accompanied by a virtual rendition of the late Ol' Dirty Bastard. One of the last major performances from the entire Clan, ODB included, happened during the inaugural Rock The Bells in 2004. Meanwhile, Bone Thugs will be joined on stage by a virtual performance from the late Eazy-E. The Compton rapper was a mentor for the Cleveland rap group and had signed them to his Ruthless Records label.
As of now, Guerilla Union has announced eight dates for Rock The Bells 2013. The festival will take place in San Bernadino (September 7-8) and Mountain View (September 14-15, both in California, Washington D.C. (September 28-29), and Rutherford, New Jersey (October 4-5). The announced lineup is below.
[via Rock The Bells]