Video: DarkFEST Returns for 2019

Jan 5, 2019
by Eric Palmer  
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PRESS RELEASE: DarkFEST

DarkFEST 2019 is COMING

DarkFEST is returning to Stellenbosch in February 2019 and we get the year started off with a bang! Sam has visited the site to plan some new additions to the already amazing course and in true Fest style it's going to melt your mind!

DarkFEST 2019 is COMING

DarkFEST 2019 is COMING

Sam, Nico and Clemens will start the resurrection in January and spend 3 weeks freshening and tweaking the jumps, making them bigger and better. They are adding some new features to the end of the line, which will end with a big trick jump for the guys to throw down on.

[QUOTE author=Sam]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![/QUOTE]

DarkFEST 2019 is COMING

DarkFEST 2019 is COMING

DarkFEST 2019 is COMING

Sam is a fan of a more natural build, especially in a place as beautiful as the Banhoek Valley, so all of the lips and landings will be sculpted from dirt. Using wooden or metal take offs in this beautiful location would be sacrilege, so they are sticking to their pure dirt course once again.

DarkFEST 2019 is COMING

DarkFEST 2019 is COMING

DarkFEST 2019 is COMING

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

Sorge, Aggy and Andreu will be getting invites, so we are hoping that they will be able to join us with the rest of the boys that were here last year.

Keep an eye out for more updates on the build progress coming early next year, everyone is fired up and ready to make this even bigger and better than before!

DarkFEST 2019 is COMING
Planning new features for the course

DarkFEST 2019 is COMING

DarkFEST 2019 is COMING

DarkFEST 2019 is COMING

DarkFEST 2019 is COMING

DarkFEST 2019 is COMING

DarkFEST 2019 is COMING

DarkFEST 2019 is COMING



45 Comments

  • + 76
 FEST is the best thing to happen to mountain biking since the invention of the wheel.
  • + 59
 26" wheels
  • - 18
flag oldtech (Jan 5, 2019 at 6:47) (Below Threshold)
 @mattrix2: I saw a pair of those in an antique shop
  • - 27
flag scott-townes (Jan 5, 2019 at 7:17) (Below Threshold)
 FEST is the best thing to happen to mountain biking since the invention of the shitbike
  • + 17
 @stinkbikelies: while most of pro freeriders are still running 26 ..
  • + 12
 @basiledownhill: while most pro pinkbikers are still running sarcasm..
  • - 8
flag SintraFreeride (Jan 5, 2019 at 9:33) (Below Threshold)
 @mattrix2: 26" wheels have never existed only 559mm or 22" wheels, just like Maxxis has never made a 2.5" tire...
  • - 5
flag oldtech (Jan 5, 2019 at 13:36) (Below Threshold)
 @scott-townes: I think shitbike really stinks
  • + 3
 @justincs: Use it where it should be at least. Zzzzzzzzz.
  • - 2
 wait, I thought we are supposed to replace our 26" DH bikes with the superior 29", 500mm chainstay bikes, which are almost the same when it comes to sharp turns, getting sideways, whipping and flipping the bike, and not acting as a sail on the wind.
  • + 3
 Ifest lovefest darkfest
  • + 19
 POV OTB hurts even if you are sitting on a couch.
  • + 15
 This article should really just be called "Sam pointing at things"
  • + 1
 FTW!!!!
  • + 8
 FEST is the best!!!
  • + 7
 that save from Adolf Silva though, the save of the century!!
  • + 4
 Listening to Mest while showering with Zest to clean up for my guest, even shaving my chest, teeth all clean with Crest..... Just not sure what to watch tonight....
  • + 4
 Wow. That camera man is going to have tyre tread implanted in his face.....
  • + 1
 Now if only monster had a streaming platform like redbull. I hate that all we get out of fest is bitchin edits. I want a talking head like Cam. I want to winge about who got robbed. I want more incorrect nicknames like Norby (even though Norbs did call himself Norby in on early movie). I want certain monster tv events blocked in my country. I want nonstop ken block.

Monster let's make this happen!
  • + 3
 Good stuff. I think they should make the course a bit longer now. Palmer's shots though.
  • + 1
 Yaasssssss
  • + 2
 I'm going to go watch.... so there!
  • + 1
 How do you get access? Can you just pitch?
  • + 3
 @GDPipsqueak: Tickets will be on sale for spectators soon.
  • + 2
 Slide into my dm's with that invite yo I'm ready
  • + 1
 Holy! Just when I thought they couldn't go any BIGGER! Like Whoa!!!
  • + 1
 And you believed it when people told you human beings couldn't fly
  • + 1
 The A1 of mountainbiking! Hell yes
  • + 1
 Sick
  • - 2
 Anything but Redbullshit...
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