HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – June 25, 2010 –Top musical acts will join the world’s best action sports athletes forfive days of free concerts on the sands of Huntington Beach, Californiafor the 2010 US Open of Surfing. From August 3rd through August 7th,the following bands will conclude each day’s competition with aperformance before thousands of action sports fans:
Cold War Kids, The Soft Pack, BedouinSoundclash, Iration, Switchfoot, Timmy Curran, Cobra Starship, StreetDrum Corps, Hot Hot Heat and Weezer.
“It’s not everyday that you get to playoverlooking the Pacific Ocean,” said Rivers Cuomo of Weezer. “The bandand I are excited to be playing at the US Open.”
The U.S. Open of Surfing presented byHurley, Nike 6.0 and Converse is an action sports festival that bringstogether athletes from the worlds of surf, BMX and skate for a week ofcompetition, art, fashion and music –all against the backdrop of thefamed Huntington Beach Pier.>From July 31 to August 8, 500world-class athletes compete before more than 500,000 spectators. Allof the action is accessible live on www.usopenofsurfing.com.
“This is the strongest music lineup to playalong side competitive surfing in Huntington Beach in 50-plus years,”said Sandy Bodecker, VP of Action Sports, Nike Inc. “It should be agreat experience for fans to end a full day of competition with musicof this caliber – all on the beach.”
“I grew up in the Southland,” said NathanWillett of Cold War Kids. “This will be our first show in Orange Countyin a long time. It’ll be fun to play in front of a home crowd again.”
The U.S. Open features North America’s onlycombined Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Men’s Prime andWomen’s Six-Star competitions. The event also hosts the U.S. OpenMen’s and Women’s Junior Pro and the second annual WPS All Stars eventwhich allows the public to choose 10 pro surfers to compete in the U.S.Open.
Additionally, the Nike 6.0 HB BMX Pro is auniquely-formatted “park event,” featuring 25 invited riders. TheConverse Coastal Carnage returns with a Super Mini-Park event forskateboarding featuring an impressive roster of 35 all-starskateboarders. Hurley’s Walk the Walk National Championship, a highschool fashion competition, hits the U.S. Open stage on Friday, August6. Six schools will create their own five-minute fashion show to winthe grand prize of $25,000.
Tuesday, August 3 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Cold War Kids preceded by The Soft Pack
Wednesday August 4 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Bedouin Soundclash preceded by Iration
Thursday August 5 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Switchfoot preceded by Timmy Curran
Friday, August 6 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Cobra Starship preceded by Street Drum Corps
Saturday, August 7 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Weezer preceded by Hot Hot Heat