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May 25, 2010

Rock the Bells lineup announced, coming to Merriweather

wu-tang clanWu-Tang Clan (pictured), Rakim, KRS-ONE and Slick Rick will headline this year's Rock the Bells, which comes to Merriweather Post Pavilion Aug. 29

Considered the nation's biggest touring hip-hop festival, this year's Rock the Bells could be called the Album Edition -- all of the headliners are performing an album in its entirety.

Wu-Tang will do "Enter the 36 Chambers," Rakim will do "Paid in Full," KRS-ONE will do "Criminal Minded" and Slick Rick will do "The Great Adventures Of." ...

There was speculation that reclusive singer Lauryn Hill would headline Rock the Bells, but Hill isn't on the announced lineup. Still, there is some wiggle room: The roster includes "Surprise performances" and "lineup subject to change."


(Baltimore Sun photo of Wu-Tang performing at the Virgin Mobile Festival in 2007 by Kenneth K. Lam)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:40 AM | | Comments (3)


The real quesiton is when is Virgin FreeFest coming to Merriweather?? I guess not this weekend anymore.

But can they book The House of Seven Broken Sleigh Bells to play @ Rock the Bells?

Between this and the HFStival news, it's been a pretty great week in terms of music coming to the area this summer.

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