This past weekend, Air + Style made its way back to Los Angeles, and despite the rainy/cold weather (which most people in Los Angeles struggled with), the festival brought some of the biggest headliners to Exposition Park for two days.
Spanning over Saturday and Sunday, artists such as Gucci Mane, Phoenix, Zedd, GRiZ, Cashmere Cat, Mura Masa and a handful of others braved the cold to bring an eclectic mix of music to the park. What makes Air + Style unique compared to other festivals, though, is its snowboard and skateboard activation setup in between stages Throughout the weekend, professionals of the sports competed to win Shaun White’s seal of approval.
While the whole weekend brought some pretty epic moments, there are a few that stood out. Check them out below, and check out a gallery from the festival above.
Gucci Mane played the hits
Gucci Mane was announced as a special guest for the festival after the initial lineup was released, and it was obvious that he made the second day better than it was already was. Even though he was 20 minutes, Gucci came out to showcase the span of his career—from playing “I Got The Bag” off of Mr.Davis to playing “Lemonade” off of The State vs. Radric Davis. He brought the perfect amount of hip-hop and trap to Air + Style.
GRiZ warmed up the crowd
Sunday night was cold—maybe even colder than Saturday was after the mini rainstorm, but all changed when electronic/funk DJ/producer GRiZ took the stage. Playing Sunday night right before Gucci Mane, GRiZ took over the main stage to play a span of songs from his career and showcasing his saxophone talents and impressive DJ skills as well. It was his first time playing in Los Angeles since his last tour in 2016.
Olympic medalists competed and roamed the grounds
Since it’s Shaun White’s festival, the gold medalist made his way to the competitions, the music and held autograph signings all weekend. Along with White, silver medalist Kyle Mack was spotted a few times along with Red Gerard and 17-year-old Chloe Kim—no other festival at this time combines extreme sports and amazing music.
This year, the lineup was more eclectic than usual. From Gucci Mane to Phoenix, there was a genre for every festival-goer. On Saturday, electronic music took the reigns with Cashmere Cat and Mura Masa starting off the evening, while Zedd played his electronic-pop hits to close out day one. Sunday featured Phantogram, who always put on a good show, as well as Washed Out, followed by GRiZ with some funk. Air + Style proved once again it’s a one-of-a-kind festival, and we can’t wait until next year.