The Vail Valley Foundation, organizer of the annual GoPro Mountain Games, just announced the initial music line-up for this year’s event. In its thirteenth year, the GoPro Mountain Games has grown to be considered the country’s largest summer celebration of adventure sports, music and the mountain lifestyle. The event will take place June 5-8, 2014, with three nights of free concerts from the heart of Vail Village, as well as more than 3,000 athletes competing across 25 sports for over $110,000 in prize money.
The free Bud Light Mountains of Music outdoor concert series kicks off on Thursday, June 5 with Australian singer/songwriter Xavier Rudd. Rudd is followed by indie rock bands, Tokyo Police Club and Cold War Kids, performing Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7, respectively.
“Free music has always been a big component of the GoPro Mountain Games and this year we’re excited to present our best concert line-up ever,” said Mike Imhof, Senior Vice President of Sales & Operations at the Vail Valley Foundation. “The Cold War Kids and Tokyo Police Club put on great shows and this will be their first time playing Vail. Xavier Rudd has proven to be one of our most popular acts and we’re happy to welcome him back for the Thursday night concert.”
“We are thrilled to elevate the overall concert activation and artist experience at the upcoming GoPro Mountain Games,” said Justin Wilkenfeld, GoPro’s Director of Lifestyle Marketing. “It is a natural progression to combine our passion for adventure with our love for music. Vail offers a beautiful backdrop to capture the on-mountain excitement, as well as epic music moments on stage and behind the scenes of this weekend-long festival.”