Hip Hop Icons De La Soul Added To The Outdoor Concert Series Line-Up At The 2014 World Ski And Snowboard Festival In Whistler, Bc

Date: 3/19/2014
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10 Days of Free Shows At Canada’s Largest Free Annual Outdoor Concert Series

Whistler, BC (March 19, 2014) -- The World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF) in Whistler, BC has just announced hip-hop trio De La Soul has been added to the line-up for the event’s signature Outdoor Concert Series. De La Soul will play a free show for fans on the Main Stage in Skier’s Plaza at the base of Whistler Mountain on Saturday, April 12.

“The line-up for the 2014 Outdoor Concert Series has been coming together over the past couple of weeks and is looking awesome,”  says Sue Eckersley, Event Director of the World Ski and Snowboard Festival. “We are really happy with the great variety of bands we have been able to secure, and now with hip hop icons De La Soul confirmed to kick off the opening weekend, we’re in great shape.”

De La Soul hails from Long Island, New York and originally formed while in high school during the late 1980s. They released their debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising in 1989, which was praised as the future of hip-hop. With its colorful, neo-psychedelic collage of samples and styles, plus De La Soul’s low-key, clever rhymes and goofy humor, the album sounded like nothing else on the hip-hop scene. Since then, De La Soul has released a total of six albums and the trio has been touring and making music together for over 20 years.

De La Soul’s performance on the kick-off Saturday for the World Ski and Snowboard Festival will be followed by the Monster Energy Shred Show Big Air, at the base of Whistler Mountain, next to the Main Stage. The Big Air is a World Snowboard Tour 5-star event and will feature athletes hitting a huge 70-foot table jump in an attempt to take home a portion of the $25,000 prize purse.

Additional acts also confirmed to play free shows at the WSSF Outdoor Concert Series this year include: The Original Wailers, Shapeshifter, Cut Chemist, The Planet Smashers, Fort Knox Five, Bombino, Pigeon Park, The Post War, The Hairfarmers, Jenny Lea, Freeflow, and The Sociables.

Every April, the World Ski and Snowboard Festival hosts the largest free annual outdoor concert series in Canada, offering free concerts daily on the Main Stage in Skier’s Plaza between 2:30pm and 5:30pm. For more information about the Outdoor Concert Series and the rest of the scheduled events at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival, head to www.wssf.com.

Tickets to the evening gala events are now available for purchase at http://www.wssf.com/estore.

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The World Ski & Snowboard Festival is produced by Watermark Communications, a Whistler-based event production & communications company, and presented in partnership with Tourism Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb. Having grown over 19 years into the largest annual winter sports and music festival in North America, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival is a 10 day and night showcase of the best of snow sports, music, arts and mountain culture. Featuring major professional ski and snowboarding competitions, the largest annual free outdoor concert series in Canada, cultural events that match up art-lovers with the art-makers, career-making fashion, photography and film showcases, the best spring snow conditions in the world, and burn-the candle at both ends nightlife, the World Ski and Snowboard Festival is the poster child for the ultimate ski and snowboard festival experience. In blazing the way for the youth of tomorrow, the World Ski and Snowboard Festival embodies the mantra: ‘Party in April. Sleep in May.’

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