Taking Back Sunday, Flaming Lips, Interpol, BMRC Lead Quiksilver Pro Lineup

08/04/2011
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Taking Back Sunday, The Flaming Lips, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Interpol and Portugal. The Man lead the lineup for the Quiksilver Pro New York.

It's being billed as the world's largest action sports and music festival ever and will take place in Long Beach, New York from September 1-15. Here is the official word along with the lineup:

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 festivities kick-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 by eight 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

Saturday 9/3
Girl Talk
Saves The Day
Mat Mchugh/The Beautiful Girls Solo & Acoustic
Rudy
...and a special surprise performance!!

Sunday, 9/4
Interpol
Portugal. The Man
The Ettes
The English Beat
Bigger Thomas

Monday, 9/5 (Labor Day)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Civil Twilight
Blackbells
The Wicked Tomorrow
Wildlife

Tuesday, 9/6
Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime
Flight's Kool
Withersby

Wednesday, 9/7
The Benjamins
Temporary Grace
Mike Krum

Thursday, 9/8
State Radio
River City Extension
Andy Suzuki & the Method
Hugo

Friday, 9/9
The Flaming Lips
Q-Tip
Neon Indian
Wavves
Charlotte O'Connor

Saturday, 9/10
Benefit Concert Hosted By Kelly Slater & Friends + The Max Weinberg Experience
Taking Back Sunday
The Sounds
SLUNT

"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."

Additional events include:

Quiksilver Presents The Tony Hawk Vert Jam
Friday 9/2
Massive half-pipe demo at Hudson River Park's Pier 54 in New York City at 2:00 p.m.
Tony Hawk, Kevin Staab, Jesse Fritsch, Mitchie Brusco, Sandro Dias, Neal Hendrix and Elliot Sloan

Motocross Demos & Autograph Signings
Saturday, 9/3, Sunday, 9/4 & Monday, 9/5
DC Team Riders: Nate Adams, Robbie Maddison

Skate Demos & Autograph Signings
Saturday, 9/3 & Monday, 9/5
Skate Team: Tony Hawk, Reese Forbes, Justin Brock, Omar Hassan, Christian Hosoi, Chris Cole, Mikey Taylor, Nick Dompierre, Colin McKay, Josh Kalis, Matt Miller, Wes Kremer, Davis Torgerson, Evan Smith, Felipe Gustavo, Marquise Henry and Rob Dyrdek

BMX Demos & Autograph Signings
Friday, 9/2 through Thursday, 9/8
BMX Team: Corey Bohan, Allan Cooke, Craig Mast, Anthony Napolitan, Edwin DeLarosa, Rob Wise, Jeremiah Smith
Alfredo Mancuso, Kelly Bolton, Brad Simms, Brett Banasiewicz, Ryan Jordan

*Athletes and demo times subject to change

Taking Back Sunday T-shirts and Posters

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