London's Freestyle Festival 2009: music, skating, BMX, freerunning and more this October/ November

Posted: 3rd September 2009

Alexandra Palace will be host to this year's UK Freestyle Festival on Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November. Holding a wide range of freestyle activities, there will also be some big music names making an appearance, including CKY, MxPx, FEI Comodo, My Passion and The Crave.

Freerunning pioneer Sébastien Foucan will be performing and sharing his thoughts on the sport. He will be giving the audience opportunities to join in to learn and develop their skills.

A vert halfpipe and street course will be set up to allow the BMX, skate and inliners to hold competitions and displays. Famous names will be representing their sport, including Sam Beckett, Sebastian Keep, Rich Parke, Mark Webb, Ben Wallace and Chaz Sands, among many others. With so many pro-level performers the show is going to be spectacular.

A B-Boy group competition is set over the course of 2 days, showcasing some of the best international break dance crews, facing off in 4v4's. It's not only for the pros, up-and-coming groups have been allowed to register and enter through the event's website.

Finally, a competition for up-and-coming graffiti artists is being held by the renowned group Secret Wars. They will also be running a set of demonstrations throughout the festival.

Tickets start at just £15 for evening entry or £30 for all-day entry and there are also free lessons available (BMX-ing, B-Boying, Freerunning, Graffiti and skating). The free lessons come with the all-day tickets, but you must select the lesson + time slot you require in advance.

The event will be launched with a party at the Village Underground in Shoreditch on Wednesday 9th September, with live music from This City, The Crave and Starseed and appearances by Sebastian Foucan, Kyle Blake, Jak Tonge, Danny Aldridge and B-Boys: Firefly, Lil' Time & Flo. Tickets for the launch cost just £5.

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