The highly anticipated Rock The Bells Festival is set to make a comeback at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY, on August 5, 2023. This year, the festival is especially meaningful as it commemorates Hip-Hop's 50th anniversary.
"I feel like Hip-Hop is indisposable, and I feel like, the same reverence and deference in the way Paul McCartney gets celebrated, the way Bob Dylan gets celebrated or Mick Jagger, I feel like these artists, these kings, and queens, deserve that same treatment for this art form," LL previously said of the importance of the festival.
Hosted by Rock The Bells radio personality and Hip-Hop icon, Roxanne Shanté alongside rap legend Large Professor of Main Source, and featuring music by DJ Mister Cee and DJ Scratch, the 2022 line-up was stacked with high-profile artists.
The festival featured memorable performances from Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Rick Ross, Scarface, Ice Cube, Trina, and many more. Ticket holders also got a chance to check out the first-ever Hip-Hop food court experience, Trill Mealz Food Court, curated by Hip-Hop legend Bun B.
The 2023 Rock The Bells Festival promises to be just as immersive as last year and will kick off a week of live events, activations, and programming in honor of Hip-Hop's 50th anniversary. Last year it was a sell-out crowd, so grab your tickets at rockthebellsfestival.com now.