Karena Finnie, ChristchurchNZ Head of Major Events says the highly anticipated return of action sports to the city is sure to please residents and visitors alike.
“Freestyle Kings brings a new level of playful entertainment back to Ōtautahi Christchurch. We look forward to welcoming more of these high-energy events to our revitalised city. There’s something for everyone on the events calendar, and we strive to offer balance for all,” she said.
Not content on bringing the best talent from Australia and the US, the Freestyle Kings tour will also have a distinctively Kiwi flavour to it, with world record holder Taupo’s Jed Mildon and Wellington’s Ellie Chew joining the BMX squad.
“I’ve been so lucky, my BMX has taken me all over the world over my 15-year career, but there’s no better crowd to perform in front of than the Kiwis. They are crazy for BMX and FMX, and they haven’t had a chance to see an international touring act in four years. Strap yourselves in New Zealand, Freestyle Kings is coming in hot,” Mildon said.
“The show is a two-hour, non-stop night of thrills and spills for the whole whānau. We will sell you the whole seat, but you’ll only need the edge,” said the Kiwi rider.
Caroline Harvie-Teare, Chief Executive of Venues Ōtautahi, who operates Apollo Projects Stadium, said the organisation couldn’t be more delighted to host the Freestyle Kings in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
“What a treat for our community to have the opportunity to see this extreme action and incredible talent up close.
“It is a brilliant day out for the whole family, and what a way to kick off the summer. Being a South Island exclusive, we expect to see many travel to Ōtautahi Christchurch to enjoy everything our wonderful city offers – again demonstrating the significant positive social, cultural, and economic benefit of major events to the Canterbury region.”
The Freestyle Kings tour will kick off in Tāmaki Makaurau’s Eden Park, on Saturday, 18 November, before hitting FMG Stadium Waikato on 19 November and Wellington’s Sky Stadium on 25 November.
Fans can register on the waitlist now at https://www.freestylekings.com/new-zealand/ with tickets on sale from Ticketek on Wednesday, 19 July.