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Events turns 20 and celebrates with a massive party

This year’s Freestyle Festival will be a particularly festive one on account of its anniversary celebration. It’s hard to believe that Zurich will be taking place for the 20th time.

Athletes such as Iouri Podladtchikov and Mat Rebeaud, who have helped write the Landiwiese’s history, will be there, partaking in the festivities together with thousands of freestyle fans of both the old and the new generation.

Rider: Stale Sandbech Photo: Cyril Müller

In less than two months the Landiwiese will be converted into a freestyle arena without parallel. On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Zurich is inviting both the old and new generations to come celebrate the style together with the riders. started out many years ago as a small event for the freestyle scene but has since developed into one of the largest action sports festivals in the world. This is an important competition with international overtones not only for the city of Zurich and entices many spectators to the Landiwiese every year with its top athletic performances and lots of fun.

Sage Kotsenburg shooting through the Panoramic Shot Photo: Cyril Müller

Setup novelties – higher and farther!

For the anniversary, the organizers have come up with something completely new for the sports infrastructure. The heart and soul of all sports infrastructures on the terrain, the Snowboard and Freeski Big Air, is getting a facelift. The main kicker will enable even more spectacular jumps with its new radius and will also get a new, second jump with a cannon rail. The variations in jumps will be hard to surpass. Spectators will see some exciting things in the FMX arena as well. Compared to last year, there will be two jumps over the landing of the Big Air with a quarterpipe at the finish.

Aside from Panoramic shots, Sage Kotsenburg also enjoys the romantic view Photo: Cyril Müller

Numerous style and cross-disciplinary competitions on both days

During the Style Sessions on Saturday in will be full throttle ahead in the Snowboard and Freeski Big Air, FMX and MTB Dirt Jump disciplines. The crowning glory will be the Crossover Session, which has once again been scheduled for the evening hours this year. Here athletes from various disciplines will strut their stuff and the audience will choose the winner. Mat Rebeaud will be defending his title on the motorbike at this event.

On Sunday things will get serious and the best technical skills will be showcased. The winter athletes are in top shape after the Olympic Games and will demonstrate what new tricks they learned over the summer.

Spectators are particularly looking forward to seeing Olympic champion Iouri Podladtchikov: Will he show the young kids that he is the boss on the Big Air?

You better not forget your sunnies, if you want to reach the Henry Jackson/Nico Müller swag-level, Photo: Cyril Müller

Concerts, side events, parties – a freestyle experience

It’s no secret that freestyler don’t only watch but like to participate as well and know how to party to boot. The organizer is really emphasizing the experience aspect of the festival. In the Activity Zone on Saffa Island visitors can let off steam in a variety of activities, such as stand-up paddling of slackline. The Swissmilk Skate Plaza and a pump track are sure to attract visitor participation and the Label World will exhibit numerous new freestyle trends. On the Laax Urban Stairset you can see how you measure up against pro riders and then enjoy live performances by national artists such as Knackeboul and Skor in the evening.

Seb Toutant loving the Swiss spotlight, Photo: Cyril Müller

Pre-sale has begun

A jam-packed freestyle event will provide plenty of diversion and entertainment on the weekend of September 27-28. For those who don’t want to miss the 20-year anniversary celebration and look forward to experiencing the meet of the freestyle generations in person, tickets are now available for sale at via or


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