LL Cool J is taking his Rock The Bells banner forward by announcing a new festival named after it in his hometown of Queens, NY.
The festival will place at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY on August 6th and feature live performances by LL Cool J feat. DJ Z-Trip, Ice Cube, Rick Ross, Lil Kim, The Diplomats ft. Cam’ron, Jim Jones & Juelz Santana, Fat Joe & Remy Ma, Jadakiss, Scarface, Trina, N.O.R.E, Digable Planets, and more.
Apart from live performances, there will also be interactive experiences, art exhibits, food and more. The event marks the first live concert experience from Rock The Bells, the lifestyle brand for classic Hip-Hop that Cool J launched recently.
Check out the full lineup in the poster above. “This festival is my way of showing love to the community of Hip-Hop and celebrating the incredible journey this culture has taken, going from DJ Kool Herc’s Sedgwick Avenue rec room, to the global phenomenon we all cherish today,” said LL COOL J. “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.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome LL COOL J home to Queens for this special event that celebrates the genre and the culture as a whole,” shared Mike Luba, AEG SVP Global Touring and the executive behind the rehabilitation and revival of Forest Hills Stadium. “The borough has played such a vital role in Hip-Hop history and being able to host this day of music from this group of music icons is an honor.”
Registration for pre-sale tickets for the festival will be available Monday, April 4 at 10 am ET on the official website with general admission tickets to be released, Friday, April 8 at 10 am ET. Watch the trailer for the announcement below.