04/08/2009 | by Onboard
The event will again showcase daily the very best in freestyle snowboarding action combined with nightly top shelf music acts open for all of the public.
Past Stylewars festivals have featured moments that have both taken the professional snowboarding world by storm as well as the music media. Ranging from the biggest snowboarding jump ever built in competition anywhere on the planet, to live music acts like The Presets, Airbourne, Katalyst, Bliss N Eso, Scribe and The Galvatrons.
This snowboarding event will again feature a three-day event over a four-day competition window, with two hours of daily continuous jam format action on a massive featured course designed specifically for the event. Also included in the Stylewars event is the night street rail jam event under lights, known as ’28 Stairs’ held in the Village bowl outside The Frying Pan. This is a highlight of the week’s action as it aligns both the snowboarding action and the music crowds, and the party continues for everyone long into the night.
Event organiser Richard Hegarty says, “The event this year will be a lot more focused on the local snowboarding community. Due to the global recession, athletes who want to venture to Australia from Europe and the US are finding the travel costs a lot harder to afford in 2009. That won’t stop them all, however, as Stylewars has become known globally as the best progressive slopestyle event on the TTR World Snowboarding Tour and the confirmed athlete list is growing daily.”
Last year’s Stylewars winner, Charles Reid from Quebec, Canada, claimed, “Stylewars is the best format event on the tour. After three days you are pretty tired, but you really get to try your best tricks and have fun riding the park. You get pushed by your friends to try harder tricks and the level gets pushed each day, for sure.”
Stylewars is just as focused on putting on the biggest party of the year for the public in Falls Creek, as well as putting on the best quality competition. Every night of the four-day event will see the bars bouncing, so book in the dates and reserve your accommodation soon!
This year’s music line up includes some of the world’s best hip hop crews, soul musicians and turntablists featuring Koolism, Steve Spacek, Ru C.L and Katalyst with Space Invadas, Mr Rex and S1 as well as Motley and the Australian DMC champion DJ Perplex. More headliners to be announced! Check the website for the schedule and updates.
Music venues will be The Man and The Frying Pan.