District X Extreme Sports Is Bringing Heart-Pounding And Hair-Raising Action To Sydney

Marco Ruiz Marco Ruiz - Staff Writer

District X Extreme Sports Is Bringing Heart-Pounding And Hair-Raising Action To Sydney

Go high, go fast and go wild at this massive extreme sports festival.

District X, the extreme sports festival landing in Sydney this October, is bringing together an elite line-up of athletes for three days of head-to-head competitions, championship rounds and world record stunts that’ll entertain, enthral and excite even the mildest of adrenaline junkies.

Monster trucks will be on show tearing up the dirt race track across the weekend as well as performing tricks and stunts in freestyle contests. If you’ve never seen a monster truck freestyle, then this is your chance to be blown away.

Also kicking up dirt will be Australia’s premier off-road motorsport competition, the DEWALT SXS Championship, which will be holding its Grand Final round at District X. See 4×4 armoured vehicles race around the purpose-built track. Meanwhile, Endurocross and Quad bikes will also be revving engines and flicking mud over the whole weekend to find and crown their next champion.

If that’s not enough, on the water the GP Power Boats will be hitting speeds of 220km/h as they battle it out on a tight and windy track to make it through to the semis on Saturday and the finals on Sunday. There’ll be thrills and spills in the race to finish first.

The water sports don’t stop there though. High-powered jet skis will also be in on the action with races, slaloms under lights and freestyle competitions with riders pulling off insane jumps and backflips too. Wakeboarder Nic Rapa will be seen tearing up the specially designed course as well while some of Australia’s top water skiers will be strutting their stuff during their flatwater freestyle performance.

Back on dry land, there’ll be more death-defying action with freestyle motocross shows under the big top as well as skaters and BMX riders flying high on the Vert doing spins, flips and more ludicrous tricks.

The Australian Esports League will also be in attendance at District X with the country’s best gamers duelling it out for tournament glory. Stick around and you might find yourself competing on the big screen as well or asked if you’re keen to go along for a ride on the back of a high-powered, super-charged jet ski on the specially-designed F1 track. Would you say no?

Adding to the entertainment over the weekend, Friday will see Australian rock bands Hands Like Houses take to the stage as well as Red Hook who released their debut EP Bad Decisions earlier this year. Then on Saturday, Aussie hip-hop star 360 takes to the mic with local musician Hooligan Hefs dropping the heavy basslines. The festivities will come to an end with a jet ski loaded with fireworks for an insane pyro show.

There are various types of tickets available—a 3-day general ticket, a 3-day VIP ticket and tickets for just the one day of extreme action if that’s all you can spare the time for. The VIP ticket comes with heaps of perks including a private bar and washroom area, discount on merchandise and exclusive access to scenic panoramic views from where to watch all the high-octane and hair-raising action. Totally bang for your buck!

Children 10 and under have free access to the grounds and 2 per children per customer are allowed at the venue.

Naturally, you will work up an appetite thanks to the constant adrenaline rush. The good news is that there will be plenty of food and drink options available on-site to keep you raring to go.

Tickets are selling fast so get cracking before they sell out. Get in on the action and snap up yours.

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