Snickers Bowl and Snickers Sunday press releases:GET BOWLED OVER BY THE NEXT â€˜NO-HANDED 900’ ON BRITISH SOIL
What do you get if you add thrashing guitars and screaming voices to skateboards and BMXs? Answer: The Download rock festival at Donington (10-12th June 2005).
Take a breather from the sweat-filled moshpit, rocking to headline acts Feeder, Black Sabbath and System of a Down, and let some of the worlds greatest living sports legends including Mat Hoffman and Steve Caballero entertain you with high-speed, high-flying skate and BMX tricks at the only European visit of the all-new SNICKERS BOWL.
In its second year at the Download festival, the Snickers Bowl will be the perfect stage for one of the biggest skate and BMX competitions of the year: it has been cranked, revamped and knocked in to a new â€œkinkedâ€? shape which includes a hip to allow even greater variety of tricks on this new and unique structure.
The length of two tour buses and the width of two football goals, the Snickers Bowl is simply unmissable. It will bear witness to highly-tuned riders pushing themselves to superhuman limits. Stare flat-jawed as Mat Hoffman winds up for another no-handed 900 or as Steve Caballero stalls a front-side invert.
Everyone at Download gets the opportunity to see these hugely talented athletes.
There are plenty of prime seats flanking the enormous bowl, where spectators can have a front row view and watch the next 12 ft high back-side air or longest grind from guys who have devoted their lives to these sports.
Whether you’re eardrums are pounding, or your body is crying out for a sit-down and a bottle of luke warm water, the Bowl will charge you up for the day and send you into the festival ready to rock.
As if all this wasn’t enough, the Snickers Bowl will see established extreme sports legends compete against contemporary heroes (more riders to be confirmed shortly). Last year saw Pierre-Luc Gagnon and Jamie Bestwick run away with the prizes. There is pride, reputation and status at stake so expect some classic and tech moves in the Best Trick, Highest Air and Longest Grind categories. To top it off, whether you’re in to two or four wheels, the Bowl will heat up even more when the skate and BMX stars get thrown in to the lion’s den together.
If fusing rock and Bowl is for you, visit www.snickersbowl.co.uk to find out who will be competing at the Snickers Bowl.
SUNDAY IS NO LONGER A DAY OF REST
Sundays used to be a day of rest but â€˜SNICKERS Sundays’ are back to liven up the weekends throughout 2005. At weekends, SNICKERS is teaming up with selected skateparks up and down the country to offer free admission for up to the first 75 people attending a Snickers Sunday (so get there early to avoid disappointment)*.
Building on the 2004 success of the hugely popular SNICKERS BOWL at the Download Music festival (the UK's largest international skate and BMX competition), SNICKERS Sundays is a grass-roots initiative, which aims to create a buzz around skateboarding and BMX-ing on a regional level. It's about giving something back to the people that count, the riders. Who knows they could turn into the UK skate and BMX stars of tomorrow.
The next SNICKERS Sunday will take place on Sunday 27th February at The Boneyard, Chester, with more events on a weekly basis
To sign up for internet updates for more information on events happening near you, and to find out about surprise appearances from some of the SNICKERS riders Pete King and Bas Keep, go to www.snickerssundays.co.uk (Site currently under construction).
See below for all confirmed SNICKERS Sundays events across the UK (more to be confirmed). Also, make sure you contact the skate park beforehand to find out special details about each event.
* Please note: Exact numbers of entrants to skate parks are left to discretion of skate park owners.
Agroverts Skatepark â€“ Huddersfield - 27th March
Revolution â€“ Broadstairs, Kent â€“ 3rd April
Skaterham - Caterham - 10th April
Benfleet â€“ Essex â€“ 17th April
Unreal â€“ Maidstone â€“ 24th April