Extreme Playgrounds 2009 ready to rumble
No time for hibernation! After an extremely successful event year in 2008 with a total of 15.000 spectators and two sold-out locations, Extreme Playgrounds brings on three fantastic events in 2009.
They belong to the group of the biggest and best punkrock legends and are the proud headliners of the Dirt Session 2009: NOFX! These US heroes, among two more bands, will provide the proper sound for supreme sports performance in April 19th.
The world’s best action sports athletes performed spectacular tricks in sold out venues. Dirt Session 2008 thrilled the masses with unforgettable runs and real festival feeling. Dirt Session 2009 will top that previous year and confirms the participation of some BMX heroes: American Rob Darden, BMX Street Session winner 2008, Brazil’s hottest dirt export, Diogo Canina, and Germany’s best dirt rider, Markus Hampl. Regarding the starting field in mountain biking, last year’s winner Paul Bassagoita (USA), second-placed Lance McDermott (UK) and Germany’s best street rider and Duisburg local, Marius Hoppensack. A total of ten of the world’s best BMX and Mountain Bike riders will attack the risky course at the Kraftzentrale with no remorse. The course will be constructed in April with tons of clay and wood in order to create a superlative Dirt Line inside the old industry hall. The hall’s head section is reserved for the monster stage from which rock’n’roll will steam for three hours.
National pro riders and young talents have the one-time chance to quailify at the Local Support Dirt Challenge in Mainz (GER), March 28th. As there will be no qualifying in Duisburg in April 19th, that is the only chance for four BMXers and four Mountain Bikers to secure themselves a place among the high-class starting field at the Dirt Session and to compete head-to-head with the world’s best action sports performers.
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The Street Session at the Velodrom, November 29th and 30th will show you the world’s best BMXers. On the list of participants there are big names like Daniel Dhers, Ryan Guettler and Alessandro Barbero from Italy.