Local extreme sport stars to perform on Gold Coast
TWO Northern Rivers extreme sport stars will be wowing the crowds on the Gold Coast next week after being invited to perform at the Australian Street Entertainment Championships.
Founded by Rosebank's Jack Field, the Flair Riders, which includes Lismore's Brandon Vannee, will perform BMX tricks, trials motorcycle stunts and unicycle freestyle routines at the championships.
"It's going to be a great event because we are one of the main acts on The Esplanade this year," he said.
"There will be traditional style BMX with all the back-flips and tail-whips, myself riding a trials motorcycle, which is cross between BMX and enduro-cross styles of riding, doing flips and tricks in a tiny area about 15 metres by about nine metres.
"It will be a good challenge for us because we like to perform in unique areas so it's going to be pretty cool performing on the Gold Coast at The Esplanade."
The Australian Street Entertainment Championships ASEC has earned its reputation as the country's premier open-air showcase of Australian and international street entertainers, presenting awe-inspiring acts covering the cultural spectrum from acrobatics to dance, music, magic, comedy and more.
More than 300,000 people are expected to visit Surfers Paradise over the four-day weekend to enjoy this eclectic event, while crowd pleaser's of all persuasions perform across five locations spread throughout the precinct.
After launching his company when he was 18, Mr Field has performed all over the world, including at this years American Motorcycle Association Supercross Championships.
Before jetting back to Australia for the ASEC, Mr Field said he was working on the new XXX movie with Hollywood A-lister, Vin Diesel.
"We will be doing four shows per day over the four day event as one of the draw cards to attract spectators," Mr Field said.
"They have never had motorcycle stunts at the ASEC so it will be good to add something different and change things up a bit.
"Plus after travelling all around the world performing, its always great to get back to your home country and perform in front of friends and family."
In the event of wet weather, Mr Field said the show he had designed will enable the performers to still do most of the tricks they would in the dry.
The ASEC will be held from March 25 to 28.
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