Top Hip-Hop Acts Look To 'Beyond' Festival
Rappers Snoop Dogg, Outkast, and Busta Rhymes have all signed on to perform during the inaugural Beyond 2002 Super Festival. Scheduled for April 12-14 in Miami's Bicentennial Park, the event will featRappers Snoop Dogg, Outkast, and Busta Rhymes have all signed on to perform during the inaugural Beyond 2002 Super Festival. Scheduled for April 12-14 in Miami's Bicentennial Park, the event will feature concerts, DJ, MC, and B-Boy battles, and extreme sports demonstrations.
Other hip-hop artists confirmed to appear across the festival's five stages are Ludacris, Method Man, Ice-T, Afrika Bambaataa, and Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh. Beyond 2002 will also feature electronic acts Rabbit In The Moon, Jackel And Hyde, Separate Entity, and Monk. A slate of alternative rock acts and other artists will be announced as the event approaches.
"Beyond 2002 is going to connect all the street-based cultures and show the spectrum of subcultures that have come out in the last 20 years," Ice-T said in a statement.
Among the sports celebrities that will be on hand are skateboarders Bucky Lasek and Andy Mac Donald, BMX bikers Jay Miron and Thad Miller, motocross riders Kenny Bartram and Trevor Vines, and snowboarders Ricky Bowers and Matt O'Conner. While no snow is expected at the festival site, a 120-foot snowless ski-jump is being constructed for the occasion.
Organizers expect more than 100,000 to attend Beyond 2002, tickets for which are already on sale via Ticketmaster. A three-day pass costs $135, while individual day tickets are priced at $65. The festival has partnered with BusBank to offer transportation to and from Miami from around the U.S. For more information, visit the "travel info" section of event producer Shut Down Productions' official Web site.