WakeFest Announces Musical Lineup

Each year, more than 25,000 fans flock to Kelowna, B.C., to catch the world's best pro wakeboarders making waves and the hottest bands rocking Waterfront Park at night. The musical lineup announced today promises to make this year's event one of the best yet.

Live music is as much a part of TELUS Wakefest as wakeboarding action and sunshine, and this year's Extreme Music Series will feature De La Soul, whose 1989 debut album "3 feet high and running" was hailed as the future of Hip Hop. Also keeping the fans and athletes pumped up all weekend long will be Sweatshop Union, Comeback Kid and ALEXIS ON FIRE.

Tickets are on sale now for TELUS Wakefest and fans can go to www.ticketmaster.ca for more ticket information or call (250) 860-1470 in Kelowna and (604) 280-4444 in Vancouver.

Power 104FM will host "Power Slot" again this year, a contest open that allows local bands a chance to perform on the main stage. This year's "Power Slot" will see The Bleeding Alarm kick off the concert series on Friday night and Blinded take the stage on Saturday night.

"Every year TELUS Wakefest seems to grow in popularity and with an exciting new competition format on the water, combined with an awesome lineup of bands, this year promises to be a 'can't miss' event," said Mark Taylor, vice president of IMG Action Sports.

Friday, July 8th Saturday, July 9th
7:00 p.m. - Bleeding Alarm 7:00 p.m. - Blinded
7:45 p.m. - Comeback Kid 7:45 p.m. - Sweatshop Union
8:45 p.m. - ALEXIS ON FIRE 8:45 p.m. - De La Soul

Making its fourth stop in Kelowna in 2005, Lake Okanagan Waterfront Park will be overflowing with something for every fan of summer, including awesome Pro Wakeboard Tour action, the hottest music, and of course, the ever-popular REEF Bikini Contest.

Tickets for TELUS Wakefest presented by Coors Light are now on sale, and fans can visit www.wakefest.ca and http://www.prowakeboardtour.com for the latest event details and information on their favourite wakeboarding athletes.

TELUS Wakefest presented by Coors Light is produced by IMG Action Sports in association with Florida's World Sports and Marketing.