Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival rounds out its music scene with Sum 41 taking the main Verizon Wireless Stage. Also just confirmed are Call the Cops and I Fight Dragons, taking the newly formed AP (Alternative Press) Stage. This will be the first year that Extreme Thing will feature three stages, with the third being the XPOZ Local Band Stage consisting of local acts.
This year’s music lineup is the most diverse to date with headlining bands, including The Used, Escape the Fate, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Story of the Year, Winds of Plague and now Sum 41. Call the Cops and I Fight Dragons joins Never Shout Never, The Cab, Hey Monday, Every Avenue and The Summer Set on the AP Stage. Local bands are currently competing in the XPOZ Battle of the Fans for the seven spots on the XPOZ Local Band Stage. For more information on Battle of the Fans or to check out the schedule, please visit www.smokefreescene.com.
Sum 41 has sold more than 7 million albums worldwide throughout its career. This Canadian punk-rock-meets-heavy-metal influence has led to numerous Billboard Top 10 albums and songs, including 2007’s Underclass Hero which the band produced on its own for the first time as a trio, with the majority of songs written by lead guitarist/vocalist Deryck Whibley. Since the release of Underclass Hero, Sum 41 has been working on a new album and already has 20 songs written. The band is promising this album, due out in summer of this year, to be a “less poppy, more punchy record” that fans should “brace themselves” for. Sum 41 is hitting the festival circuit hard, joining the Warped Tour for the fourth year and headlining Extreme Thing for its first year.
This is the 15th year Extreme Thing Sports & Festival rages in the valley and each year is bigger and better than before. In addition to the spectacular music lineup, the festival will include Ricardo Laguna’s Pro BMX Dirt Jump Competition, professional wrestling by Adrenaline Unleashed, roller derby with teams from around the country and the Vegas AmJam amateur BMX and skate competition.
Only a personal “unopened” bottle of water can be brought to the festival along with still cameras and sunscreen. There will be two ATM’s on site this year, plus an array of food will be available, from barbecue to Thai, along with beverages. No alcohol will be sold. No animals, coolers, weapons or chairs are permitted.
Sponsors include X107.5 FM, Las Vegas CityLife, My LV TV, CW Las Vegas, Red Bull, Verizon Wireless and The XPOZ Coalition.
Those interested can visit the Web site at www.extremething.com. Tickets can be purchased online at www.extremething.com or www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at (702) 474-4000 or at participating Smith’s Grocery Store(s). All tickets are subject to additional facility fees and/or service charges. Additional information can be found by calling Clark County Parks and Recreation at 455-8200 or visiting the Web site at www.accessclarkcounty.com/parks.