Billabong’s 4th annual Design For Humanity benefit (www.designforhumanity.com), to be held on Thursday, June 10th, 2010, is heading to a new location set in the heart of legendary NY streets on the back lot of Paramount Studios in Hollywood. This massive fashion-music-art block party will feature two concert stages, DJ dance parties, a runway fashion show showcasing one of a kind Billabong bikinis, a custom art gallery in partnership with the Carmichael Gallery, live art installations, Hit+Run live t-shirt screen printing, food trucks, a VIP street, and much more.

Legendary electroclash duo FISCHERSPOONER (www.fischerspooner.com) will be headlining this year’s event for an unforgettable festival of light and sound performance. FISCHERSPOONER’s fusion of music, dance, fashion, film and photography makes them a perfect collaborator for this year’s event. Chi-town rapper Kid Sister (http://www.kidsistermusic.com/), who seamlessly fuses elements of electro pop, Hip-Hop, and ghetto house will also be taking the stage. DJ’s Pase Rock (http://www.paserock.com/), Classixx (http://www.myspace.com/classixxmusic) and Them Jeans (http://www.myspace.com/djthemjeans) will be providing jams throughout out the night.

100% of this year’s ticket sales and proceeds from art show and product collaboration auction sales are being donated to Invisible Children (www.invisiblechildren.com), an organization raising awareness and funds for families affected by the long-standing war in Uganda, Africa. Invisible Children rebuilds schools devastated by war, benefiting over 8,400 Ugandan youth in the areas of water and sanitation, books and equipment, refurbishment of structures, teacher support, and technology and power.

This year’s event is sponsored by Verizon Wireless and Samsung.

EVENT FACTS

Date Thursday, June 10, 2010


Location Paramount Studios, NY streets Backlot, a 5-acre recreation of the eight

distinct areas of the city – Brooklyn, Brownstone, Financial District, Greenwich

Village, Lower East Side, SoHo, Upper East Side and Washington

Square

Tickets Ticket Price: $30 – $50, VIP $150

100% of proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit Invisible Children

Tickets on-sale May 12thhttp://www.designforhumanity.com


Details MUSIC: FISCHERSPOONER, KID SISTER – Headliners to perform a live

concert. DJ’s Pase Rock, Classixx, and Them Jeans will perform

throughout the night before and after bands play.

FASHION: Billabong will feature a high profile catwalk fashion show of

limited-edition one of a kind Billabong bikinis and 2011 swimwear

preview.

ART: Custom art gallery in partnership with the Carmichael Gallery,

live art installations, Hit+Run live t-shirt screen printing



ABOUT BILLABONG

Billabong produces active lifestyle, fashion-forward clothing, accessories and related products designed and distributed to a worldwide customer base. The products are developed in the authentic environment of the surf culture and sold primarily through surf and specialty retail boutiques. Billabong-branded products are tested and improved by the best board sport performers across the globe. Active enthusiasts in every department from marketing and sales, to design and merchandising, bring an unmatched authenticity and unique quality to both the innovative products and related events produced by the Billabong brand. www.billabong.com


VERIZON WIRELESS

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.


SAMSUNG

The passion that Samsung Mobile has for innovation allows mobile phone users to take full advantage of all of the benefits of mobile technology. Samsung Mobile creates innovative mobile phones that help bring imagination to life, inspiring people to discover, create, communicate and share information in ways never before thought possible. From the first music phone to the first Internet-enabled smartphone, Samsung has enabled mobile phone users to enjoy increasingly meaningful benefits from their mobile devices by delivering some of the biggest breakthroughs in mobile technology in the U.S. And Samsung brings that spirit of innovation to each and every one of our products.

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