A Tribe Called Red, Jazzy Jeff to perform at WSSF 

Festival releases talent lineup for end-of-season event

click to enlarge MIKE CRANE/ TOURISM WHISTLER - A Tribe Called Red and Jazzy Jeff will perform at the Big Air competitions during the World Ski and Snowboard Festival this year.
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  • A Tribe Called Red and Jazzy Jeff will perform at the Big Air competitions during the World Ski and Snowboard Festival this year.

The World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF) has released more details about the talent coming to the end-of-season event from April 10 to 15.

While there won't be a standalone outdoor music stage this year, musicians, bands and DJs will be performing as part of other events throughout the week. To that end, the Kokanee Freeride Club Series will feature Detroit rock act Electric 6 on Tuesday, April 10, at The GLC, Aussie DJ LDRU at Garfinkel's on Wednesday, April 11, and Vancouver party starters Five Alarm Funk back at The GLC on Friday, April 13.

For the blow-out bash The END, set to take place on Saturday, April 14, you'll find electronic music producer Mija, as well as UK DJs Sinden and Craze. Joining them are resort favourites like Smalltown DJs, Christian Martin, Mat the Alien, Ardalan and Case of the Mondays. Tickets are $30 until March 14 and $40 after that.

More big names can be found at the Big Air competitions where you can catch electronic group A Tribe Called Red and Fresh Prince pal Jazzy Jeff.

Meanwhile, organizers have also released the names of talent featured in the festival's art offerings. Multiplicity, which includes eight adventure personalities sharing their stories, will include mountain bikers Darren Berrecloth and Hans "No Way" Rey, climber John "Largo" Long, diver Jill Heinerth, snowboarder Alex Warburton, skier Johnny Thrash and adventurers Casey Brown and Ted Baird. That event takes place on Tuesday, April 10.

Intersection, a ski and snowboard film competition in which six teams have seven days to create a five to seven minute film, will include an all-female crew this year. Alongside the Cariboo Blondes, who hail from B.C.'s interior, competitors will include reigning local champions, RK Films, Andrew Santos Media, Gapers Gone Wild, Fernie's Burrrlapz and local first-timers Gradestone.

Organizers also released the names of the six photographers competing in the popular Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown. This year, that includes: Canadian Ashley Barker, American Chris Burkard, Grant Gunderson, founder of The Ski Journal, France's Fred Mortagne and wildcard entry Roberto Alegria from Spain. That event is set for Thursday, April 12.

Finally, the annual art show at the Whistler Conference Centre, will return as Art + Soul for 2018. Formerly called State of the ART, the free exhibit will run throughout the festival and feature work from artists like Taka Sudo, Vanessa Stark, Chad Depner and Sarah Gold. The opening party will take place on Tuesday, April 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For more information, or to buy tickets, go to wssf.com

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