It’s summer and July is nearly upon us so that can mean only one thing. No, we’re not on about the six week holidays (though we’re sure a few of you likely have that on your mind!), it’s NASS we’re thinking of, and this year’s looks as though it’s going to be more exciting than ever before!
The NASS team have given us the lowdown:
With just one month to go the full line-up for NASS, the high octane actions sport and music festival is out!
Joining headliners, Californian hip hop group Jurassic 5, drum ‘n’ bass pioneer Andy C and Australian dance duo Knife Party will be a massive 100 acts across five stages over three rad days on the 8th – 10th July. Some 15,000 music and extreme sports fans will gather at the Bath & West Showground, near Bristol to watch the world’s top BMX and skateboard stars show off their skills but also to have their world’s rocked by the festival’s music stages.
The main stage will be awash with big hitters from the worlds of drum and bass, dance, rock and grime with man of the year Stormzy, British rapper and actress Little Simz, indie/hip hop crossover star Rat Boy and Roni Size and DJ Krust’s creation Full Cycle are all part of a top-notch line-up which will keep the crowds entertained over all three days at NASS.
Away from the main stage the Southbank, Warehouse, SIKA studios, Hangar and new Truck and Bearing stages will keep the party spirit going with bands and styles to suit all tastes, from Netsky and Flava D to Skindred’s Benji Webbe and Newham Generals.
This year, NASS have also designed a new Pro Park, and given their other parks and tracks a new lease of life. Their massive 14ft vert ramp will be skated by a host of pros, including none other than Route One's very own world champion Sam Beckett, with the Pro Park being skated by the likes of Alex Dechuna and Danny Leon. The public park will be open as usual, where anyone can have a go and mash it up all day.
It's not just skating though - Matt Hofman's iBMXff World BMX Championships are being held onsite this year across the Pro, Flatland, Vert and Dirt parks. This is massive news for the sport in the UK, and riders from all over the world will be competing all weekend to take the world crown.
Add this to the inline, MTB and scooter contests, and we have a party on our hands! Sports and music are on all day over the weekend, with the finals taking place on Sunday. Don't forget to check out the street art, curated by Bristol graffiti festival Upfest, as well as the stall yard to grab your new hardware, shoes and clothing.
Here’s the best of Birdhouse from last year to get you in the mood….