Guerilla Union announces the final artist additions to the Rock The Bells 2012 Festival series this week, as well as an upcoming mixtape.
First off, new performers at the San Bernardino, CA festival include KRS-One, Xzibit, Hieroglyphics, El-P, Killer Mike, Kid Ink, Machine Gun Kelly, Casey Veggies, I Self Devine, Chief Keef, and Slim da Mobster. At Holmdel, New Jersey stop, concert organizers have added Slaughterhouse, French Montana + Red Café, Chief Keef and Tinie Tempah. And lastly, after hearing all of the fans’ requests, DMX and EVE have been added to Mountain View, CA, rounding out their appearance at all three festival dates.
Accompanying the news of artist additions, another stage has also been added, exclusively to the San Bernardino festival. It's titled the Guerilla Union Stage, Mixed By DatPiff.
"The Fairgrounds in San Bernardino allows us the room to build an additional stage, versus the amphitheaters in Mountain View and Holmdel, where it is not as spaciously possible," explained Guerilla Union founder, Chang Weisberg. "It's where Rock the Bells all started. We wanted to do something special for the fans that have supported us from the beginning. The Guerilla Union Stage mixed by DatPiff is our way of saying thank you to our backyard fans that helped catapult Rock the Bells to what it is today, giving us the ability to bring the music and the experience to additional cities, nationally and internationally."
In addition to leading online mixtape DatPiff.com helping mix the new stage, it has joined efforts with Guerilla Union for the release of the first-ever official Rock The Bells 2012 Mixtape, hosted by DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill and freestyle extraordinaire Supernatural. The tape will feature exclusive tracks from participating festival artists, including the first Deltron 3030 single in over 10 years, as well as the first single from RZA’s directorial debut: The Man with the Iron Fists.
The mixtape drops, for free, on July 24th at DatPiff.com.
Tickets for Rock The Bells 2012 are available now. Visit RockTheBells.net for further info, including line-ups, tickets, etc.