Never mind the crisis! Stop whining – go riding!
Everyone is talking about the financial crisis and that events are being cancelled all over Europe. Well the Asthetiker crew is defying this, so get ready for the most pimpin´ event of the year! From 14th until the 20th of March get yourself to the Wängl Tängl and get set to party like you never have before!
At the Wängl Tängle royalty like Millencolin and Master Ace will be out and about. From the stage they can admire the biggest Skateboard-ramp ever seen in Austria. Inside International riders such as Micky Iglesias, Andy Scott, Sam Partaix, Richie Loeffler, Juergen Horrvarth, Alex Giraud, Danny Wainwright, Dave Marteleur, Kevin Wenzke, Oliver Gordon and Chris Pfanner are going to show their most stylish moves. These guys are meeting up at the tag-team contest, teams of 2 skaters each, who will compete in a jam session.
The names on the snowboarding list are just as famous, with riders like Markus Keller, Iouri Podladtchikov, Kalle Ohlson, Stefan Gimpl, Wolle Nyvelt, Andreas Gidlund, Beckna, Ingemar Backmann, Peter Ström, Danny Larsen, Tyler Chorlton, Arthur Longo, Niki Korpela, Tonton Holland, just to name a few.
The competition format is even fancier this year: A gäng jam with a qualification dräft! All clear? O.k. one more time – slowly. In the qualification which is open for everyone, the 15 best riders will be chosen and distributed to the 15 pro teams, just like you would of seen it in the NBA or NHL. That makes 15 teams of 4 riders each, who will compete at the main event.
The Vans Penken Park is spruced up for the Wängl Tängl, to challenge the riders to the max. The Red Bull end section is a highlight, where the riders can truly show off. The best team crowned the winner of the Wängl Tängl and the well known Special-Äwards are exceptional this year. The most impressive rider will get a stylish Suzuki DR 125SM motorbike.
To step up the weekly program a notch, a special music line-up is planned for every evening. Starting on Saturday March 14th with Shakewll Sound and the FM4 Club, followed by the Poetry Slam and Mieze Medusa on Sunday. On Monday Ronny Trettmann, Sodom&Gomorrah and Hotsteppa will spread their Ragga vibe! Vice is taking the lead at the Äskimo Party at the Whitelounge on the Ahorn Mountain, high up above Mayrhofen. Danny Breaks, DJ Buzz and Preddy are throwing down at the infamous Tristenbachalm in Ginzling. After the Skateboard Final, on Thursday, the "Vans OTW Music Stage" is calling for some Punk Rock! Straight from the Swedish highlands, with supporting acts Gentlemen´s Pistol and Jettblack, Millencolin is representing!
Another highlight is the meeting of the two heavyweights of Hip Hop, Masta Ace and Edo G accompanied by the Austrian Waxolutionist Live band, who are invited by 'die Ästhetiker…' to play a special concert at the Wängl Tängl!
For the first time the Wolle Nyvelt's Pow-Surfers can be purchased. These are painted on-site by the contributing artists and receive, besides their uniqueness, a not to be underrated artistic value. Art is a relevant aspect of life for 'die Ästhetiker…' for that reason Danny Wainwright, the Permanent Unit, Chrisi Tee, Phekt and Fat Cat are working together in sessions. The Pow-Surfers of
'Transworld Snowboarding Rider of the Year 2008' Wolle Nyvelt are the canvasses for the artworks. These are specially shaped boards designed to be ridden in the deep snow without bindings.
The Party Ticket for the whole week is sensational: 60.- Euro for Party Entry every day during the whole week! And not to forget the special week packages: Prices from 399,- Euro per person per week. Included are 7 nights accommodation with breakfast, liftpass and free party entry for the whole week, entry to the Pro Park Snow and Skate (except during contest hours) and obviously a decently filled goodie bag. Whoever is interested in being part of this week can book online at www.aesthetiker.com