Combining BMX, skateboarding, and the sickest graffiti you’ve ever seen NASS doesn’t just do music, (although they knock that out of the park too). Launching several skateboard and BMX competitions that dish out cash prizes equalling $50,000 you can expect a range of talent from some of the world’s most professional competitors to the best amateurs around. And it doesn’t stop there, NASS doesn’t just want you to watch the action, they want you to get involved in it.
For 2018 they plan on building a public skate park and BMX dirt jumps right in the heart of the action, so you can test out your skills too, who knows, maybe you will be back next year to compete for the dollar. There are 7 spots that crack out the beats including the mountain dew hut, the main stages, rave arenas, and Nass’s very own pub – The Truck & bearing.
‘From mosh pits to kickflips, NASS Festival highlights punk and rock, drum and bass, and dubstep.’
Last year the featured artists included Sigma, Dizzee Rascal, Run DMC, Jax Jones, and many more. If you’re looking for action sports, days of live music, a ton of alcohol, and grinding as its meant to be, then NASS is the festival you want to go to.
The 4-day festival sees action sport enthusiasts from across the globe and boasts a 14ft vert ramp which is currently the largest in Europe. Not only that, the legendary NASS vert was designed exactly, to hero, Tony Hawk’s liking. Oh, and BMX god Matt Hoffman gives it the thumbs up too. Also seen at NASS is the daring Ring Of Fire and a savage dirt trail.
This festival brings an intense amount of energy, enough 360s your eyes will spin, bluntslides, ollies, every grind going, car jumps, kickflips, and well every kind of flip. With up to 15,000 capacity, NASS is a freestyle promised land.
The festival is held at the Royal Bath & West Showground on the A371 between Shepton Mallet and Castle Carry. Driving will be pretty straightforward as NASS is a large event and arranges road signage on all major roads around the area.
There is a coach service that picks up from several cities in the UK including London, Southampton, Swindon, Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol, Reading, and others, more information on the coach service will be available closer to the time.
Although Shepton Mallet is a fairly small area you still have several options in regards to accommodation. Drowning in countryside camping is always a good shout in Shepton Mallet but there is still a range of small B&Bs, hotels, farmhouse rentals, and self-catered apartments to choose from.
Home to the legendary Glastonbury festival things aren’t always as mad in Shepton Mallet but there is still enough going on to keep you occupied. Check out the stunning architecture in the area at Bishops Palace And Gardens and at Wells Cathedral or, dive underground and explore the caves.
Shepton Mallet is big on community and you will find regular farmers markets, craft fairs, and walking trails. If your looking for something a little more livelier, Bristol City is only a 44-minute drive and Bath is only a 35-minute drive. Both are easily accessible with public transport leaving Shepton Mallet regularly.
The 2018 dates for NASS festival is the 5th of July to the 9th of July with doors opening at 4 pm. Single day tickets start from around £40 being much cheaper than paying on the door (door cost is £60) providing there’s space. Tickets for the full festival start from £148 with parking passes available for as low as £15. Children are welcome to come along with under 7 years costing just £2 and 8-15 years from £81 for the full weekend.
For more event information and tickets head to nassfestival.com
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