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Rock The Bells Festival announced with LL Cool J, Ice Cube, The Diplomats, and more

Jadakiss, Rick Ross, Lil Kim, and many more will play the event on Saturday, August 6 at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York.

April 04, 2022

LL Cool J is officially doing it to those (festival-throwing) meatballs with the Rock The Bells Festival, a one-day event celebrating classic rap in Queens, New York. It'll take place on August 6 in the Forest Hills Stadium. Watch the announcement trailer above, starring LL, his co-headliner Ice Cube, and Omar Epps.

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The full line-up is yet to be announced, but the acts revealed so far are quite impressive: Rick Ross, Lil Kim, The Diplomats, Fat Joe and Remy Ma, Jadakiss, Scarface, Trina, N.O.R.E, and Digable Planets are the festival's first slate of artists.

"This festival is my way of showing love to the community of Hip-Hop and celebrating the incredible journey this culture has taken," LL said in a press statement, "going from DJ Kool Herc’s Sedgwick Avenue rec room, to the global phenomenon we all cherish today. Getting to bring some of the most iconic and influential Hip-Hop artists to the same stage, in my hometown and the city that started it all, is an honor and I can't wait for everyone to see what we have in store for them."

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Ticket pre-sale starts Thursday, April 7 at 10:00 AM EST. Register here for access.

Rock The Bells Festival announced with LL Cool J, Ice Cube, The Diplomats, and more
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Rock The Bells Festival announced with LL Cool J, Ice Cube, The Diplomats, and more