The Brits – 23rd-30th March 2013, Tignes, France
It only seems right to introduce a brand new event for a brand new venue, and so 2013 will host an eagerly awaited (some may say overdue), dedicated rail event while headphone brand Skullcandy will be on hand to supply the ultimate in post-shred ambience at the Skullcandy Après Sessions and gift all British Champions with a pair of the latest Skullcandy headphones… music to the ears.
Now, it’s not news to say the UK has some of the best rail dawgs in Europe, but until now the British Championships has not catered for this marginalised yet uber-talented group. Keen to eradicate this injustice 2013 will see the launch of ‘Bangers & Cash’; a rail-focused jam event, equal to the Championship disciplines but with a complete departure from the structure and tension of competitive formats, and as you may have already guessed, cash given out for bangers.
Buoyed by some X-Games rivalry, the Tignes park shapers have taken it upon themselves to outdo their US counterparts in the design and creation of the Bangers & Cash arena. Run as an open jam, judges will focus on successive designated zones, qualifying riders through to the final and plying them with cash in the process. To ensure everyone gets their fill, there will be no elimination process, as all riders shred through the course up until the chosen few battle it out for the top spot.
As day becomes night, cutting edge headphone brand Skullcandy will take care of business at the Skullcandy Après Sessions as they serve up phonic delights to match the most satisfying of beverages, the post-shred beer. Courtesy of Sound by Skullcandy, The Après Sessions will kick off every day from 4.30pm-6.30pm at The Couloir bar in the centre of Val Claret. In addition to supplying the daily beats, Skullcandy will be presenting all Championship winners with a set of next-level headphones from their Supreme Sound Collection. We’ll have pairs of their recently released and celebrated Aviator, Navigator and Uprock headphones to crown both snowboarders and freeskiers.
Skullcandy will also be bringing the turntable prowess of two time MOTY (mix of the year) winner DJ Irk to The BRITS for a night of heavy hitting bass and precision scratch routines. Irk will be sharing the stage with the critically acclaimed Nextmen for a headline night that will go down in BRITS history …keep up if you can!
Week-packages start from an amazing £279 and include seven nights’ accommodation, six day liftpass, festival wristband and an official BRITS Funi beanie, so don’t delay, get booking! For more information and to book check out www.the-brits.com