Hood River, Oregon—DAKINE, a leading manufacturer of packs,bags and accessories for action sports professionals and enthusiasts, hassigned on to sponsor the 2006 Sasquatch! Music Festival May 26-28 at theGorge Amphitheatre in Washington state.

The Sasquatch! Festival, taking place over Memorial Day weekend, will hostover 40 bands on three stages. The festival roster is packed with wellknown rockers and up and coming stars including seven bands featured onDAKINE’s DK Music website – Pretty Girls Make Graves, Queens of the StoneAge, The Shins, Death Cab For Cutie, And You Will Know Us By the Trail ofDead, Rogue Wave and Nada Surf.

As part of the sponsorship, DAKINE has created a limited run of customExplorer packs that feature the Sasquatch artwork and will be gifts for allof the artists performing at the festival. For more information on the andfor the full musical line-up go to Sasquatch! Festival.

To check out all of the DK Music artists, just click on the ‘DK MUSIC’ iconon the DAKINE homepage. Here, visitors to DK MUSIC can listen to musicstreams while browsing DAKINE, download high-quality mp3 files, view imagesof the bands and find out what DAKINE products the bands prefer, as well asfind links to official band and record label web sites.

Backed by a pro team roster that includes some of the world’s top actionsports athletes, DAKINE has been an industry leader in action sportsaccessories for over a quarter of a century. Founded in Hawaii and based inHood River, Oregon, DAKINE offers a complete range of innovative products,including sport-specific to street-savvy backpacks, bags, travel gear andaccessories. To see the full line of summer ’06 DAKINE products, log on towww.dakine.com.