Relentless NASS Returns to Bath and West Showground on June 13th-15th 2008
Written by: Press Release
Submitted: 30th April 2008
Relentless NASS returns for its tenth consecutive year on June 13th-15th 2008 for three days of action sports and live music at the Royal Bath and West Showground in Somerset. The highly charged festival has seen crowds in excess of 15,000 attending to take in not only a premier music and sports line-up, but also an extensive trade and adrenaline village, paintball arena and climbing area. Traders selling everything from clothing to action sports equipment are set to make this year's festival the definitive destination for any action sports and music enthusiast.
NASS Festival 2008
This year's Relentless NASS marks a return to form with the festival in the safe hands of new management promising fans more action sports than ever seen before, including everything from skate to FMX. The Vans European skate team will be making a welcome first appearance to the festival bringing with them local heroes and top international names drawn in by new substantial prize funds. Tony Hawk's protégé Jean Postec will be stepping up to try and level with his mentor by completing the near impossible fakie-to-fakie 900. The King Ramps vert ramp will also be graced by some of the best riders on the US circuit taking time out from the world renowned Action Sports Dew Tour.
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Relentless NASS will also be delivering a top-end BMX course created by infamous designers from each discipline. Some of the world's most notorious riders including UK heavyweight Mark Webb and Dew Tour 07 victor Daniel Dhers from Venezuela, will be battling it out to try and take home some of the total event prize purse of over $80,000. The Braun cruZer Tour will return for the UK leg at Relentless NASS promising more breath–taking BMX action and international names throwing down for the impressive tour prize purse of 10,000 Euro.
Inline will be supported by industry giants Kingdom at this year's Relentless NASS confirming the festivals credibility within the sport. Kingdom has secured some of the UK and Europe's greatest riders including Oli Short, Chaz Sands and US hopeful, Brian Shima. Not only has the street course been granted creative input from key players in the industry but it has also received considerable investment from management to ensure the highest level of competition possible.
FMX fans will not be disappointed at this year's Relentless NASS, UK legends Gary Taylor, Danny Veale of the Relentless UK FMX team will be taking the helm ensuring that this year's course and prize fund will be the most competitive to date.
The Animal Mountain Bike Tour in association with Relentless and Braun will be making its debut at this year's Relentless NASS. The UK's number 1 bike show will feature two of the world's best professional mountain bike riders, Martyn Ashton and Grant 'Chopper' Fielder battling it out on the impressive Animal freestyle course. Also new for this year will be the World Streetboarding Championships, luring in riders from across the globe to fight for the title.
Alongside some top ranking action sports, Relentless NASS will feature an impressive music bill boasting 35 internationally renowned acts across two live stages and the Relentless Bar. The new music offering will add greater diversity to the festival and attract some big names on the circuit. Friday night's outdoor stage will play host to a live set from Pendulum. The drum and bass collective hailing from Perth, Australia have been in heavy rotation on the dance and commercial circuit for the past five years, reaching critical acclaim with their debut album 'Hold Your Colour' in 2007. Since then, with a series of headline spots at some of the biggest festivals in the world including Glastonbury and the infamous Bugged Out under their belt, they make their debut on the Relentless NASS outdoor stage for a storming full live drum and bass set. Pendulum will be supported by newcomers Late of the Pier, the four-piece are no strangers to the likes of NME, MTV2 and Channel 4's cult show Skins. The band are taking new rave into a second season, ditching the glow sticks and reaching for the synthesizers to create heavy electro inspired indie with nods to everyone from The Cure to The Klaxons. Friday will also feature electro inspired indie from the likes of Does It Offend You, Yeah? Metronomy, Ghost Frequency, Devils Gun and We Smoke Fags.
Saturday night's will welcome some of the biggest names in rock and punk with headliners Less Than Jake and The Subways setting the standard. The ska-punk five-piece veterans have been a household name on the skate and BMX scene for over 15 years spreading their sun-soaked Floridian sound worldwide, filling up stadiums, skate parks and just about every skate movie you can think of. Their headline show at NASS 08 will be their only UK date this summer and acts a welcome return to form after 6 consecutive sell-out shows in London last year. Less than Jake will be supported by UK giants, The Subways, the infamous rock trio are still riding high off the back of their multi-million selling debut 'Young For Eternity' and have had unparalleled success both in the UK and stateside, churning out chart toppers including 'No Goodbye's' and 'Rock n' Roll Queen'. Headliners in their own right, the band have also gained major kudos over the past three years supporting everyone from the Kings of Leon to Kasabian. Saturday's stage will also feature music from Elliot Minor, Beat Union, In Case of Fire, Skirtbox, *Shels and Lioness.
Relentless NASS's music bill will be rounded off with two days of renowned drum and bass and electro in the Indoor Arena. A 3am late license has paved the way for some big name DJ's including Eddy Temple Morris, Micky Slim, Adam F and Subfocus.
This year's Relentless NASS will be home to a host of world class action sports and music acts, for the latest information on attendees and tickets please go to www.nassfest.com
Tickets are £24.50/day and £59.50/weekend on sale now from www.nassfest.com and locally from Shepton Mallet Tourist Information centre and Bristol Ticket Shop.
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