DarkFEST Episode III - Return of the Send

Image: Eric Palmer
Image: Eric Palmer
Eric Palmer

DarkFEST announces its return to South Africa for the third episode of pure freeride mountain biking mayhem.

All set to hit Stellenbosch in February 2019, DarkFEST is an action-packed event, with huge sends, brutal slams and massive hits with the best crew in MTB.

Fronted by bossman Sam Reynolds and his legendary build team consisting of Belgian trail building specialist Nico Vink and all-round Austrian powerhouse Clemens Kaudela, all have one common goal, to go bigger than ever before, if that's even possible.

2019 kick-off

DarkFEST episode III

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The year of 2019 is set to be kicked off in high gear, with some gnarly new additions planned to this already mammoth course. Sam and the boys will begin remodelling the Vuurberg farm in early January to prepare for the arrival of the invited riders and the insanity that’s sure to follow.

DarkFEST dates will run through the first week of February 2019 with more public days and additional viewing sessions throughout.

If you can make it out to Stellenbosch to witness the shred, bookmark February 8-9 in your calendars. The public days at DarkFEST don't disappoint either, if you want to get a taste of the excitement.

DarkFEST boss Sam Reynolds said: "We're inviting some of the worlds best riders again, many returning faces from last year and maybe a couple other legends as well."

DarkFEST episode III

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The full list of riders is to be announced soon.

For now we can confirm:

Sam Reynolds (GB)
Adolf Silva (ES)
EthanNell (USA)
Tom Vam Steenbergen (CAN)
Brendan Faiclough (GB)
Theo Erlangson (ZA)

Stay Tuned !!

"We always want to make it bigger and better and it was already pretty damn big and pretty damn good last year, so it's going to be a real challenge to make something better than that. We are totally up for it and I know I've got the two guys for the job!"

Have a scroll through some of our favourite moments from 2018 and watch the highlights edit HERE if you need a reminder of this.

Stay tuned for more updates on the build and all the antics that come with it in early January, looks like the boys are all fired up to make this the wildest one yet! Follow The FEST Series and DarkFEST channels for more announcements.

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