White brings Pasadena a weekend of ‘Style’


Professional Snowboarder Shaun White is bringing Air + Style to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena this weekend. (AP Images)

Professional Snowboarder Shaun White is bringing Air + Style to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena this weekend. (AP Images)

Whether soaring through the air off half pipes during the Olympics and X Games or putting together an international music festival, Shaun White has never been one to do things less than extreme.

So it’s really no shock that the Olympic gold medalist will be bringing his international Air + Style music festival to the United States for the first time this weekend at the Pasadena Rose Bowl and will host more than 30 snowboarders, free-style skiers, a 16-story, 450 foot-long ramp, a 70-foot jump and over 100,000 gallons of water that will be used to turn the Rose Bowl into mini winter Olympics. Oh, and Kendrick Lamar will be there too!

In addition to the incredible lineup of athletes White has assembled, the music lineup for Air + Style features 18 acts including the Grammy-nominated Compton-based rapper, alongside a wide array of artists such as Diplo, Phantogram, Steve Aoki, the Flaming Lips, Sleigh Bells, Surfer Blood and White’s own band, Bad Things.

White's own band, Bad Things will be playing the Main Stage of Air+Style on Saturday in Pasadena. (Facebook)

White’s own band, Bad Things will be playing the Main Stage of Air+Style on Saturday in Pasadena. (Facebook)

Gates will open Saturday morning at 11 a.m. with the snowboarding air jump featuring 16 of the world’s greatest snowboarders like 2014 Snowboard Slopestyle Olympic gold medalist: Sage Kotsenburg, Olympic bronze medalist: Mark McMorris, Olympians: Maxence Parrot, and Sven Thorgen, X Games stars: Torstein Horgmo, Kim Rune Hansen, and Antoine Truchon, and Innsbruck 2015 winner: Stale Sandbech.

Musical acts on Saturday include: Bad Things, Portugal. The Man, Phantogram, Diplo and Kendrick Lamar on the main stage, with Black Lips and Metz on the second stage.

Day two will feature the big air jump competition with Olympic gold medalist Joss Christensen as well as from Olympians Bobby Brown, Gus Kenworfthy, Vincent Gagnier, Jesper Tjader, Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, Henrik Harlaut, Kai Mahler, Jossi Wells. Alex Schlopy, and Tom Wallisch.

DJ Steve Aoki will headline Sunday night of Air+Style in Pasadena.  (AP Images)

DJ Steve Aoki will headline Sunday night of Air+Style in Pasadena. (AP Images)

Musical acts on Sunday will feature Deap Valley, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, the Flaming Lips and Steve Aoki on the main stage with Cults, Sleigh Bells and Surfer Blood hitting the second stage.

Air + Style will also have food trucks, fashion shows, art exhibits, as well and lights and digital shows.

General admission tickets for a 1-day pass are $50 per person. General admission 2-day passes are $90 per person. Premium package passes include VIP viewing with access to the ramp view, stage view, food and beverage passes. The 2-day pass is $495 for two people while the 1-day pass is $325 for two people.

VIP package includes the Premium Package plus a private meet and greet with Shaun White and other athletes. The two day pass is $750 for two people and the one day pass is $425 for two people. It should be noted, children age 10 and under enter free with paid adult (maximum two kids per adult ticket).

To purchase tickets and more information, visit www.air-style.com.

 

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Evan Solano is the current Managing Editor of the Citrus College Clarion for Fall 2015. This is his fourth semester on the Clarion, having also served as Managing Editor in Fall 2014. He is a journalism major who hopes to transfer to Cal State Fullerton. He has been a member of the Clarion since Fall 2013, and does freelance writing, photography and graphic design.


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