Offspring And Wyclef On Board For AIDS Benefit

The Offspring, Wyclef Jean, the Specials, Steel Pulse, Royal Crown Revue and One Hit Wonder will rock for AIDS research and awareness at this weekend's fifth annual Board Aid Benefit in Big Bear, California.

As we previously reported, the festival will also feature snow- and skateboard demonstrations, guest speakers, and AIDS information booths in additon to the musical guests.

"It's kind of a wild three-ring circus," festival organizer Fran Richards told the "L.A. Times." "We've got guys flying through the air on skateboards and snowboards right by the stage."

Co-sponsored by the Life Beat Organization, Board Aid has raised close to $500,00O since it was founded in 1993, with the proceeds having been distributed to AIDS programs across the country.

Spurred by its stateside success, Board Aid organizers have recently expanded their horizons and held a Euorpean Board Aid festival, headlined by Run-DMC, earlier this month in Andermatt, Switzerland.