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June 24/11 16:35 pm - Kokanee Crankworx Kicks Off with Free Concerts at Whistler Olympic Plaza

Posted by Editoress on 06/24/11

K’NAAN and Kostaman Perform Friday, July 15; Hot Hot Heat And Current Swell July 16th

Kokanee Crankworx, the biggest and most prestigious freeride mountain bike festival on the planet will kick off with free outdoor concerts Friday July 15 and Saturday July 16 at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Whistler’s own Kostaman will open for reggae, funk, pop, soul and hip-hop musician/emcee K’NAAN on Friday, July 15. Then on Saturday, July 16 surf rockers Current Swell will take to the stage to open for indie stars Hot Hot Heat.

“Bringing these free concerts to Kokanee Crankworx’s epic line-up of events is very exciting,” says Darren Kinnaird, Kokanee Crankworx General Manager. “Whistler Olympic Plaza is the perfect location for these kick off concerts. With artists like K’NAAN and Hot Hot Heat on board and the most talented mountain bikers in the world coming to Whistler to compete, we are looking forward to our best festival ever.”

These concerts in Whistler Olympic Plaza are funded by the Resort Municipality of Whistler through the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative grant.

Kokanee Crankworx Entertainment

Friday, July 15, Whistler Olympic Plaza
8pm – Kostaman
9pm – K’NAAN

Saturday, July 16, Whistler Olympic Plaza
8pm – Current Swell
9pm – Hot Hot Heat

Wednesday, July 20, Fairmont Chateau Whistler
7pm – Deep Summer Photo Challenge
Buy tickets at Whistler Blackcomb Guest Relations or by calling 1.866.218.9690.

With exciting new partnerships launching and events getting bigger and better in typical Crankworx fashion, July will be here with ten days of freeride insanity in no time. Stay tuned to for upcoming news and connect with Crankworx through or


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