Public Enemy Added To 'Hellfest' Bill

Legendary rap act Public Enemy has joined the extensive lineup for Hellfest 2K5, a three-day New Jersey festival that will boast 188 acts, most of which fall in the category of heavy rock music.

Legendary rap act Public Enemy has joined the extensive lineup for Hellfest 2K5, a three-day New Jersey festival that will boast 188 acts, most of which fall in the category of heavy rock music. Described as "a barricade-free, circle pit induced festival," the Aug. 19-21 event at Trenton, N.J.'s Sovereign Bank Arena will feature five stages of music as well as a flea market, tattoo convention and skate park.

With original members Chuck D, Flavor Flav and Professor Griff, the Public Enemy performance is being billed among Hellfest's reunion acts, which also include hardcore groups Youth Of Today, Bold, 108 and Good Clean Fun, upstart punk group Outspoken and metal act Killing Time.

Leading up to the festival, organizers are announcing participating acts in weekly bursts, with Chimaira, Hatebreed, From Autumn To Ashes, the Misfits, Sick Of It All, Anti Flag, Bouncing Souls and Cryptopsy among the 120 so far revealed. The full list of confirmed acts can be found on the event's Web site.

A limited allotment of three-day tickets are available for $99.99 through the site. The venue's box office will sell remaining general admission passes for $123.