Darkfest is officially a go for 2024.

Darkfest returns, and will take place from the 3rd – 10th of February 2024. Sam Reynolds and the Darkfest team are preparing the mammoth course for a big week of sends with some of the best riders in the world pushing progression to the limits.

This event is an assemblage of invited riders from countries worldwide and South Africa. They send a series of enormous jumps and perform extremely high-risk tricks that are sensational to watch. So, dedication, skill, inventiveness and fearlessness are what make up the event.

Tickets Are Limited

Due to strong interest from MTB and action sports fans – a limited batch of tickets will be up for sale to watch the action live on Saturday, 10 February, at The Hellsend Dirt Compound at Vuurberg farm near Stellenbosch.

Saturday 10 February: 8 am to 5 pm. 

General Admission Tickets are available from R240 per person here

Upgrades are also available for a Darkfest Athlete Zone Ticket here to hang out with your favourite riders.

*Furthermore, note that riding depends on factors like strong winds or rain. This is purely determined by the riders for their safety. Stay tuned for “Green Light” announcements via Darkfest Socials on the day. 

Rider List

This rider list looks stacked, with returning Darkfest veterans, some heavy new additions and some of the leading women in MTB Freeride. Watch the press for details of these riders over the next few days.

Koas Seagrave, Darkfest 2023 photo Eric Palmer

Sam Reynolds is back at the DarkFest farm in Stellenbosch as the build and preparation begins for the world’s biggest jumps and craziest riders. In one month, the riders will unleash their bikes on the famous course, including the 110ft jump. What will go down this year? Only time will tell!

Sam walks around with Theo Erlangsen to see the damage the winter rain has done and what work is needed.

This year will be radder than ever with the trails crew, Justin and Duran rebuilding and perfecting the world’s gnarliest big air course. Further, after the craziness of the world record 120ft backflip last year, we can’t wait to see what happens on the biggest jump ever seen in a competition! A classic lineup of riders will join Sam, and some new faces eager to cut their teeth on the course, including new boys and girls, will join. So watch for the full riders list soon, and stay updated on the build on Sam’s YouTube channel and the Darkfest Instagram.

High-resolution images are available.

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