Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 July 2019 | Shepton Mallet, Nr. Bristol
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The UK’s biggest celebration of music, street art, skate and BMX, NASS festival is returning to the Bath & West Showground, near Bristol on Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 July 2019 for their biggest year yet, featuring headliners Giggs, Rudimental and Cypress Hill. NASS brings together the world’s best skaters to compete in one of the biggest and most progressive contests in the country. With under two weeks to go NASS has revealed the full list of competing skaters for 2019, as well as competition and jam timings.
105 skaters from 8 different countries will be competing for a combined prize purse of £20,000 across all disciplines. This year sees a number of Tokyo 2020 Olympic hopefuls competing including Skateboard GB’s Alex Decunha, Alex Halford and Jordan Thackeray who will all benefit from UK Sport’s recent Aspiration Fund award. Back again to defend their NASS 2018 Skate Street titles are America’s Ke’chaud Johnson and Great Britain’s Helena Long.
Other competing skaters include Emerica pro Leo Romero (USA), Spanish National Street Champion Christian Estrada (ESP), Jart Pro Adrien Bulard (FRA), Amy Ram (GBR), Rianne Evans (GBR) Jordan Sharkey (GBR), Charlie Munro (GBR), Onnie Saltevo (FIN), Matias Dell Olio (ARG), Daryl Dominguez (GBR), Harry Lintell (GBR), Maxim Kruglov (RUSS), Eddie Belvedere (GBR), Willy Lara (USA), Ben Grove (GBR), Pol Catena (ESP), Sam Pulley (GBR) and Robert Smith (GBR) plus many more, see below for further details.
Skaters will be competing in two different disciplines this year, Skate Street and new addition, Mini Ramp. Skate Street is split into men’s and women’s competitions, the women’s finals are being held on Saturday 13 July and the men’s finals and Best Trick are on Sunday 14 July. The finals for the Mini Ramp competition will also be held on Sunday 14 July, along with the Mini Ramp Best Trick competition.
The ever-popular NASS Jams are making a return seeing skaters battle for cash for tricks. They include the legendary Ring of Fire (Friday 12 July & Saturday 13 July) and Roscomar Skate Container Jam (Friday 12 July). The Plaza which serves as a public skatepark will be back with an all new course design; attendees are encouraged to bring their board with them to experience the festival to its fullest.
Created by the UK’s leading park designers FourOneFour, the NASS 2019 Pro Park has been carefully designed to cater for street and park skaters. New exciting features have been added to this year’s park including a hammer section with a stair set and driveway tech section for the street heads, plus transition gaps and hips for the park heads. In keeping with the spirit of the festival, Bristol-based artist, Mr Penfold will be transforming the park into a bespoke art piece.
Giving back to the core communities that it celebrates is of paramount importance to NASS, from enlisting pro athletes in the ramp building process to partnering with skate charity, SkatePal. This year NASS donated £5,000 to SkatePal to develop plans for a new skatepark in Palestine and expand their reach to empower more young people through skateboarding. As NASS grows, they will continue to support the great work that goes on by organisations dedicated to skate, BMX and street art, which sit at the core of the festival.
2018 Skate results:
Skate Street Invitational
1st Ke'chaud Johnson, 2nd Danny Leon, 3rd Aaron Jago.
Womens Skate Street Open
1st Helena Long, 2nd Stella Reynolds, 3rd Andrea Benitez.
Skate Street Open
1st Cory Lawson, 2nd Josh Mayson, 3rd Tobias Moors.
Further press information including assets can be found here www.nassfestival.com/press.
Book your camping tickets now or secure your ticket with a £30 deposit at www.nassfestival.com/tickets.
For the full line-up so far, see www.nassfestival.com/line-up
Tickets for 2019 are available now through SEE Tickets. NASS operates a tiered ticketing system with price bands for tickets changing over time – the sooner you buy, the cheaper it is. For more information and tickets visit www.nassfestival.com and follow festival news on Twitter and Facebook @nassfestival using #NASSFestival.
Festival address: Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet BA4 6QN.