QUIKSILVER IS BRINGING NEW YORKERS THE BIGGEST MUSIC AND ACTION SPORTS LINEUP FOR THE QUIKSILVER PRO NEW YORK WITH 40+ MUSICAL PERFORMANCES INCLUDING THE FLAMING LIPS, GIRL TALK, INTERPOL, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, Q-TIP, BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, PORTUGAL. THE MAN, NEON INDIAN, WAVVES & SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCES
Labor Day Weekend Appearances by Quiksilver, Roxy and DC Athletes, including Tony Hawk, Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds, Omar Hassan, Christian Hosoi, Danny Way, Travis Pastrana, Andrè Villa, Nate Adams, Robbie Maddison, Rob Dyrdek, Stephanie Gilmore, Travis Rice, Torah Bright, Lisa Andersen and Sally Fitzgibbons
Special Benefit Concert Performance Saturday, September 10 hosted by Kelly Slater & Friends
Quiksilver announces the world’s largest action sports and music festival ever assembled when The Quiksilver Pro New York supported by vitaminwater arrives in Long Beach, New York from September 1-15. The inaugural U.S. event in the Quiksilver Pro Global Series,which also includes pinnacle events in France and Australia, The Quiksilver Pro New York can already claim its spot as the largest assemblage of music talent and athletes for an action sports competitive event. The festivitieskick-off Labor Day Weekend with Quiksilver, DC and Roxy’s top athletes on-hand to meet fans and perform a series of skate, BMX and moto demos; followed byeight nights of music with headlining acts that include The Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, Interpol, Taking Back Sunday and a special benefit concert hosted by Kelly Slater & Friends on Saturday, September 10.
“We’re very excited to perform at the Quiksilver Pro—the first event of its kind on the east coast,” said Interpol’s Paul Banks. “As we hail from that part of the country, we are happy to contribute to a collective call of ‘Surf’s Up!’”
The Quiksilver Pro New York is the second stop in the Quiksilver Pro Global Series, the world’s largest professional surfing competition series, which also includes the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast in Australia and the Quiksilver Pro France. Quiksilver is bringing the ASP World Tour’s elite 34 global pro surfers to Long Beach, New York to compete for surfing’s first-ever $1 million prize purse. Along with the surf competition there will be a massive festival area that includes a live concert stage, motocross, skateboarding & BMX demos, event merchandise and more. Admission is free to the public. The ASP surf competition will take place during the best four days of waves in the event window.
MUSIC STAGE SCHEDULE
Saves The Day
Mat Mchugh/The Beautiful Girls Solo & Acoustic
…and a special surprise performance!! UPDATE: The surprise performance is none other than Brooklyn's Matt & Kim. This was announced on their Facebook page on 8/12.
Portugal. The Man
The English Beat
Monday, 9/5 (Labor Day)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The Wicked Tomorrow
Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime
River City Extension
Andy Suzuki & the Method
The Flaming Lips
Benefit Concert Hosted By Kelly Slater & Friends + The Max Weinberg Experience
Taking Back Sunday
“I grew up on the east coast listening to the music of my parent’s generation…country, folk, singer songwriter type stuff. Most of it I swore I hated, but some of it has stuck with me forever,” says Kelly Slater, 10x ASP World Champion. “I’ve been lucky enough to meet a lot of artists I knew through our vinyl records and became good friends with a couple. We’ve got a surprise guest playing this year with a few guest appearances thrown in. I think the event is gonna be a really fun night for everybody and something I haven’t experienced before.”
More info on Benefit Concert Hosted By Kelly Slater & Friends to come…..