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Shaun White's Air + Style is jumping over to Expo Park

Shaun White's Air + Style is jumping over to Expo Park
Photograph: Rudi Wyhlidal, Courtesy Air + Style

Shaun White loved the 20-year-old snowboarding competition Air + Style so much that he decided to buy it and bring it to the Rose Bowl for last year's inaugural (for the US, at least) event.

This year, the Coachella-like festival for the X Games crowd is moving to Exposition Park for a two-day event in February. Its signature 16-story snowboard jump will return, as will 20 bands across two stages. J. Cole, Incubus, Haim and Big Grams (that's Big Boi and Phantogram) will headline the fest, with more performances from All Time Low, Action Bronson, A-Trak, A$AP Ferg, Travis Barker and more.

It's a welcome move after last year's fest in Pasadena, which was plagued by rain and noise complaints. According to the LA Times' account of the 2015 festival, headliner Kendrick Lamar cut his set short due to a city-mandated cap on the volume. The move to Expo Park should hopefully avoid that situation; as any FYF attendee can tell you, there seems to be zero concern for late-night noise levels at the park.

On paper, we're not quite sure that this year's lineup lives up to last year's—Kendrick Lamar, Diplo, the Flaming Lips, Steve Aoki. That said, there are still a few more bands to be announced, as well as all of the athletes competing.

Air + Style takes place on February 20 and 21 at Exposition Park. Tickets are on sale now; single day tickets cost $75 while a two-day pass runs for $135.

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