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Goldfinger, Gob Headline Wakestock

Now that the unfortunately dubbed SARSstock is finally over and done with, Ontarians have another “stock” to look forward to: Wakestock. Wakestock, held each year at Wasaga Beach (which, for those of you not in the know, is the world’s longest freshwater beach), is a huge four-day festival of boarding, bands, bikinis and beaches.

While the main attraction of Wakestock is the World Cup Wakeboarding competition, the bands the organizers have booked aren’t too shoddy either. Ska-punk veterans Goldfinger will be headlining the musical portion of the festival. They’ll play a special on-site concert with Vancouver punk faves Gob on Saturday, August 9. Other bands playing on the festival site will include The Salads, Not By Choice and Clarknova.

In addition to all of that, Choclair will play a special off-site show in conjunction with Wakefest. That show will happen at The Dard nightclub on Friday, August 8.

Wakefest runs from August 7-10 and, in addition to the wakeboarding and the bands, will feature Pro-Am skateboarding, freestyle motocross, kiteboarding, an action sports marketplace and, yes, a bikini contest. Tickets for the event are available at all Ticketmaster outlets. For more info, consult the official Wakestock website @ wakestock.com.

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