Shaun White combines snowboarding and music into one festival, bringing together some of the biggest names from both worlds.
Last weekend was the final stop of Air + Style’s global event series, with prior stops including Innsbruck and Beijing.
The competition was intertwined with performances from artists including Major Lazer, Flume, Zhu, TV on the Radio, Vic Mensa and more, on two stages in downtown LA’s Expo Park.
GrindTV got a chance to interview Max Parrot on the way up the tower, to the top of the ramp:
Heavy rainfall on the Friday before opening day presented additional challenges in the maintenance of the ramp. The ramp stood approximately 16 stories tall, and was covered with 600 tons of ice blocks shredded into snow. Needless to say, the ramp itself required constant attention throughout the festival.
The amazing big air competition and the echoing sounds of live musical performances created quite the energetic atmosphere despite some light rain and colder weather.
Max Parrot took home the gold for LA’s event, and third overall, with Marcus Kleveland taking first place in the overall tour.
For those of you who appreciate snow sports and music fused together into one atmosphere, add a bit of diversity to your list of festivals to attend next year with Air + Style. You won’t regret it.