2013 VANS US OPEN OF SURFING ANNOUNCES BANDS FOR LARGEST FREE CONCERT OF THE SUMMER
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Modest Mouse, The Faint, Twin Shadow, Matt Costa and FMLYBND take the stage at Huntington Beach free concerts
The 2013 Vans US Open of Surfing, owned and operated by IMG, will take a step out of the water when artists such as Modest Mouse, The Faint and Twin Shadow hit the House of Vans Stage for one of the most anticipated programs during the Open. The annual music stage is the largest free concert stage of the summer and will feature performances by some of today’s most creative musical acts entertaining hundreds of thousands of fans over the course of two nights.
This year’s musical line-up will include indie rock Grammy nominated artist Modest Mouse, dance-punk band The Faint, and critically acclaimed alternative pop artist Twin Shadow – making it the soundtrack of the summer. The festival will also feature Huntington Beach native, Matt Costa and emerging artist, FMLYBND. SPIN, the exclusive media partner of the 2013 Vans US Open of Surfing, will be providing special coverage surrounding the event.
“Over the years, the annual music stage has developed into a key component of the US Open. It defines the culture of this amazing action sports and lifestyle festival,” says Jennifer Lau, Vice President of IMG. “With Vans’ deep roots in music, this year’s stage line-up will be one of the best yet.”
“Being a bunch of grungy kids growing up surfing and skating all over Southern California, we feel incredibly honored to be playing the US Open this year. And the fact the we are sharing the stage with Twin Shadow, The Faint, Matt Costa, and Modest Mouse is pretty insane. It’s just the beginning for FMLYBND and we are stoked to be starting out our career on this platform, playing with these bands. It’s only up from here.” – FMLYBND
Known as the world’s largest youth culture and action sports festival, the Vans US Open of Surfing will feature two days of concerts Thursday and Friday, July 25th & 26th, at the conclusion of the surfing competition. All concerts are free and open to the public.
US Open of Surfing Music Schedule
Thursday, July 25
Friday, July 26