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Media Release: Thursday, January 29, 2015

Prepare yourself to couch surf into an awesome weekend of amazing performances from Aussie musicians when Channel [V] presenters Carrissa Walford and Danny Clayton host the 2015 Hurley Australian Open of Surfing.

The Channel [V] stage coverage will be live on Foxtel for two hours on Friday February 13 from 5.30pm and Saturday February 14 from 4.30pm bringing you music performances and event highlights with the stunning backdrop of Manly Beach.

The surfing and skating will take a backseat when the Channel [V] stage is graced with the presence of new announced electronic up-and-comer Kilter at 5.00pm followed by indie rockers DMAs at 5.30pm and last but definitely not least, psychedelic dance trio Jagwar Ma will shake things up from 6.30pm on Friday.

On Saturday morning we will cross live from our brand new [V] Music Video Show straight down to the sun, sand and surf to catch the morning hype and cure your hangover. Your Saturday arvo is sorted with Winterbourne hitting the stage at 4.00pm followed by San Cisco at 4.30pm and finishing with none other than ARIA nominee Vance Joy at 5.30pm.

DMAs have been compared by many to legendary band Oasis when the Sydney based trio shot to stardom last year with their Top 15 debut EP.

Straight from Sydney – Kilter is a 20 year-old who has mastered the collaboration of hip-hop and electronic genres to prep your Friday evening with summery vibes and lush flowing beats.

2013’s winner of Triple J’s Hottest 100 with the global hit ‘Riptide’, Vance Joy is the gift from Melbourne that keeps on giving. His debut EP God Loves You When Your Dancing (2013) was just the beginning, and he released his number one album Dream Your Life Away album late last year.

Four-piece WA locals San Cisco are responsible for sensational indie-pop tracks like “Fred Astaire” and their brand new hit single “Run”.

Jagwar Ma hit the Sydney dance scene in 2011 producing old school electro hits such as ‘Uncertainty’ and ‘Howlin’ and are certain to bring the house down.

Brand new folk rock duo Winterbourne have had sell-out shows in Sydney recently and are among some serious talent that were featured on Triple J unearthed in 2014.

Channel [V] is proud to partner with the Hurley Australian Open of Surfing to bring top local artists to perform on Manly Beach for their loyal fans. Join the conversation on our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram when Channel [V]’s coverage of the Australian Open of Surfing hits your screens on Friday February 13 from 5.30pm and Saturday February 14 from 4.30pm only on Channel [V].