Since its inception in 2004, Rock the Bells has anchored itself as the preeminent festival for hip-hop fans. For its 10th edition, the festival, which begins at San Bernardino's San Manuel Amphitheater on Saturday, once again proves why it's a hot ticket. The bill overflows with emerging rhyme-slayers, chart-toppers, rap icons — and even a couple of revered, but dead, performers.
To help festival goers sort through the more than 60 acts, we've broken down the lineup and organized it into four themes filled with can't-miss performers during the two-day festival.
1. Nostalgic reunions. Like any great festival, Rock the Bells has leaned on reuniting banner acts from yesteryear. After a lauded reunion at
2. Resurrections. Festival organizers took cues from last year's Coachella performance of Dr. Dre and
3. Legends. Rock the Bells has a reputation for bills featuring veteran lyricists performing seminal albums in their entirety (Lauryn Hill,
4. Rap wunderkind. A new class of rap wonders is the true anchor of this year's roster. L.A.-based rap supergroup Black Hippy, whose most famous member,
Single-day tickets, two-day passes and VIP packages are available through RocktheBells.net.