|Wakestock – August 6-8th in Downtown Collingwood at Millenium Park. Wakestock is the world's premiere professional wakeboarding/wakeskating event, part of the WWA World Series of Wakeboarding. Wakestock is also Canada's largest annual action sports and music festival featuring one of the biggest music line-ups of the summer, plus skateboarding, surfing, kiteboarding, and country's largest action sports expo and marketplace showcasing youth action sports lifestyle clothing, gear and accessories.|
The world's largest, longest standing and original annual wakeboarding, action sports & music festival, Wakestock pioneered the genre with it's ground-breaking establishment in 1998 in Bala, Muskoka, Canada! There have been many imitators around the world in years since then, but none come close to the original, real deal!
Wakestock was the first pro wakeboarding tour event to include rails, wakeskating and winch pools and consistently attracts the biggest spectator crowds in the world. Past Wakestock champions include legends like Darrin Shapiro, Parks Bonifay, Brett Eisenhauer, Jeff Heer and current superstars like Chad Sharpe, Shane Bonifay, Daniel Watkins, Keith Lidberg, Brian Grubb, Reed Hansen, George Daniels, Stuart Shinn, Rusty Malinoski, Phil Soven and Aaron Rathy.
Wakestock is one of five events, including the WWA World Championships that comprise the 2010 WWA World Series of Wakeboarding, the world’s richest pro tour. The defending Wakestock Billabong Wakeboard Pro Champion is Aaron Rathy. The defending Wakestock Malibu Boats Wakeskate Pro Champion is Brian Grubb. Wakestock also features Canada’s largest grassroots amateur wakeboarding and wakeskating contest presented by Malibu Boats and sanctioned by the Water Ski & Wakeboard Canada.
Wakestock 2010 features co-headliners Hip Hop legends Public Enemy and Canada’s preeminent post-hardcore band Alexisonfire (AOF) will headline Wakestock this summer. Two truly amazing live acts – this is the most incredible headline combo in Wakestock’s 13 year history! Adding to the excitement is chart-topping Crash Kings; indie faves U.S.S. featuring special guest Canadian Hip Hop legend Maestro Fresh Wes; Hollerado and KO. More bands and DJs to be announced shortly.
Past Wakestock music artists include the Deftones, Social Distortion, RZA and GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, De La Soul, Metric, Goldfinger, Classified, Hot Water Music, Lupe Fiasco, Dead Kennedys, Rise Against, Reel Big Fish, Andrew WK, Alexis On Fire, Sloan, Dillinger Escape Plan, USS, Story Of The Year, Silverstein, Boys Night Out, Bedouin Soundclash, ill Scarlett, Silverstein, Closet Monster, No Use For A Name, Gob, Moneen, Social Code, Kardinal Offishal, Protest The Hero, Die Mannequin and many, many more greats.
Wakestock 2010 is presented by Monster Energy in conjunction with Coors Light, Billabong, Malibu Boats and Yahoo Canada.
Wakestock™ is owned and produced by SBC Events Inc, an independent Canadian production company specializing in action sport & youth lifestyle marketing, in association with SBC Media Inc., publisher of Canada’s leading action sports magazines and websites. “Wakestock™”, “Wakestock World Series™”, “Wakestock Festival™” and “Wakestock Action Sports & Music Festival™” are trademarks of SBC Media Inc. in Canada, the United States and/or other countries.