On a warm February weekend, the Los Angeles Expo Park in downtown LA set up for it’s second annual Air + Style festival.


Air + Style Los Angles: This all ages event, put on by legendary snowboarder Shaun White highlights both amazing athletes and musical acts. The two day event has music on two different stages and a “Big Air” competition going down on a 16 story high man made  jump. This festival is not only the perfect place to dance your heart out, but it’s also a great location to catch some extreme sports in between musical acts which adds a creative twist to the everyday festival.


Shaun White casually enjoying a set.

Day 1:

You can clearly see the massive snowboarding ramp from all the designated parking lots for the event which adds the “Air” to Air + Style. As we headed towards the entrance we heard a low thunder emanating from the speakers from musicians and DJs.

Round one for the snowboarding competition started immediately after All Time Low’s set ended on the main stage. On the ramp you were able to view pro athletes such as Mark McMorris, Yuki Kadono, Sage Kotsenburg, Stale Sandwich and many more.


A$AP Ferg rocking a casual shark onesie.

After watching the competition for a bit we headed over to the City Stage to catch A$AP Ferg. Naturally, he played all the crowd pleasing hits (that we know and love) and literally had everyone jumping around from start to finish. After Ferg, the sun began to go down as we waited for Netsky to start. The music came out of the speakers and we could clearly see a mix of colorful LED lights and multiple flashing strobe set ups. Needless to say, Netsky put on a show filled with nonstop dancing and feel good music.

The closing act of Friday night’s Air + Style was one of raps most eminent performers, J Cole.

Cole was nothing short of phenomenal throughout his entire performance. He played every single memorable hit and kept the crowd completely engaged with his energy. The first day was a really a sensational set up with a mix of raw talent from both musicians and athletes.


J. Cole casually killing it in his A+S LA crew.

Day 2:

Entering the venue on the second day was thankfully much warmer than the first. With temperatures creeping in the high 70’s, it was a perfect and sunny LA day. The opening set on main stage featured Migos, playing their catchy, gibberish rap. Bangers including plenty of “Dabs”, naturally . As Migos concluded, the majority of the crowd shuffled over to witness Travis Barker drumming perfectly, adding a pleasant twist to many modern hip-hop and rap songs. Ranging from Drake to RL Grime, Barker absolutely murdered his set.


Travis Barker playing a mid afternoon set.

The main electronic headliner for Sunday was Kaskade. As usual, he delivered a mix of his old and new hits. After Kaskade was the Super Final for the snowboarding competition where Yuki Kadono took first place for the second year in a row. After the competition, we headed back to the city stage to catch the last bit of

After the competition, we headed back to the city stage to catch the last bit of Rudimental, who had one of the best sets of the entire weekend. We concluded the night with the memorable sounds of Incubus. The nostalgic songs put the entire crowd in a lively mood and everyone sang along to the throwback jams.


In a city known for its endless entertainment, Air + Style Los Angeles provided the perfect combination for not only the music lovers, but also adrenaline junkies –  who can watch both their favorite musicians and athletes, all in one epic setting.

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Writer: Kyra Santoro – Instagram, Twitter

Photography: Air + Style