LL Cool J on Monday announced plans for a Hip Hop music festival in his hometown of Queens this summer.
The “Rock the Bells” festival will feature live performances by iconic Hip Hop artists including Ice Cube, Rick Ross, Lil Kim, and The Diplomats.
The festival which is set to take place on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Forest Hills Stadium, will also feature interactive experiences, fashion, and art exhibits.
“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.”
Rapper Roxanne Shanté will host the event.
“The Rock The Bells festival is going to be different from any other festival you’ve attended, bringing great people, great vibes, and great music together to represent and celebrate the originality and greatness of Hip-Hop,” Shanté said.