Go! Team and the latest on the Brits event in Laax
Fri 13 March 09
The Go! Team and Kovak will be doing DJ sets and some mad nutter Sam Pilgrim will be attempting the slopestyle course on his mountain bike, sober!
Leading UK brand Animal will once more be presenting the British Slopestyle Championships at the BRITS 2009 as well as flying over electro-rockers Kovak and The Go! Team for an exclusive DJ set for the Animal ‘INDIE-ELECTRO Night’ in association with the Extreme Sports Channel. Animal’s Pro Mountain Biker Sam Pilgrim, winner of some of Europe’s biggest dirt Slopestyle events will also step up to the Slopestyle Challenge at this year’s BRITS by hitting the Animal Slopestyle course on his bike!
Animal’s World-class snow team, which includes British Champions and future Olympic hopefuls, Dom Harington, Kate Foster, Samantha Rogers, James Webb and Becky Hammond, will all be competing at this year’s BRITS, with the Animal Freeski Slopestyle Championships taking place on Tuesday 31st March and the Snowboard Championships, which is a Swatch TTR 3-STAR Event, on Thursday 2nd April.
The UK’s Slopestyle heavyweights will be joined by Animal’s Pro Mountain Biker – Sam Pilgrim, who will be ditching the dirt for snow when he attempts the downhill Animal Slopestyle Course on his Bike! The 2008 Nissan Qashqai Freeride event winner will attempt his dirt moves on the snow in a display of hybrid freestyle action before the Animal Slopestyle Finals get underway – One definitely not to be missed!
If you prefer to demonstrate your creativity on the dance floor then the Animal ‘INDIE-ELECTRO Night’ is definitely the place to be. We were introduced to Kovak and their insanely catchy ‘I Love the Dance Floor’ track at last year’s BRITS, which reached number one in the Indiestore charts in October 2008. Back by popular demand, Kovak will be taking to the stage on Thursday night following a live DJ set from Animal’s very own, Dom Harington.
Headlining the party will be The Go! Team - whose main man, Ian Parton, and guitarist Sam Dook will be finishing the night off in style with a rare and exclusive DJ set. Given their eclectic and experimental sound expect an entertaining mix of the indie/pop/electro/hip-hop/soul sounds that define their riotously energetic, critically acclaimed and Mercury nominated album sounds… and a fair few surprises too!
BRITS packages start from as little as £269* which includes – 7 nights’ accommodation, 6 days lifts pass and most importantly your BRITS event pack and wristband (which gives you access to event clubs and bars). So to join the 1000 or so revellers that will be hitting the BRITS for a week full of freestyle, music and mayhem, check out the BRITS website and get booking – www.brits09.com
Fri 13 March 09, Tignes, France
The Nissan Freeride de Tignes, the third stage of the Freeride World Tour, took place on the impressive Grand Balme face, left untouched for this competition. After patiently awaiting the best conditions for the competition, the organizers and those from the Tignes resort provided an amazing playground for the world’s elite to reveal their talent
Fri 13 March 09, Mayrhofen, Austria
Onboard, Whitelines, Lockdown Projects, Oakley Snowboard featuring WSG contributor Vicci Miller, and my favourite Cheeseburgers will be lining up for the Oakley Jib-Vid which runs 25th-27th March
Fri 13 March 09, Mammoth Mountain, USA
will be releasing a full-length video featuring the incredibly talented Unbound Team. The video, titled 'Hot Laps', will premiere on the opening weekend of the 2009/10 winter season in a free outdoor showing to be followed by a party
Tue 17 March 09
The British Olympic Association has just announced the Olympic Qualifying Standards for Vancouver 2010, and the top British athletes now have the chance to earn a place in Team GB
Tue 17 March 09
Zoe Gillings, Lesley McKenna, Kate Foster, Ben Kilner and Dom Harrington have all qualified for the FIS Snowboard World Cup Finals in Valmalenco, Italy, this coming weekend
28 Mar-4 Apr 09
Celebrating its 20th Birthday next year, Europe's ultimate and longest established winter festival leaves adolescence well behind, as The BRITS prepares to hit, jib and tweak its twenties in style