Gillett Square, the East London creative hub, is hosting the tenth Streetfest: the UK’s premier urban culture festival, bursting with street art, dance, fashion, sport, food, and of course, music. 🎶 🍔
For ten years Streetfest has pulled together the newest and most iconic talents from London’s vibrant underground culture, and this weekend, there’s to be a huge party to celebrate one decade since its inception.
For one day only, people of all ages can enter the festival for free and see an impressive Selectors Assemble takeover of the main stage, with scene originators from the Plastic People club days and new talents taking to the decks.
Up-and-coming influencers will also be featured on the ‘On The Rise’ stage, which will see nine fantastic new acts handpicked by local music champions Music is Remedy.
Elsewhere, choose the street dance you want to see, as well as the S-K-A-T-E tourna-ment that’s running throughout the day! Make sure you catch the live work of Paint Freaks, who will be turning Gillett Square into a veritable museum of graffiti and murals.
SLS is headed to London for the first time ever. Watch Nyah Huston, Shane O’neill Louie Lopez and more skate the Pro Open. 🤘
The world’s most prestigious skateboarding competition will make its London debut inside the Box That Rocks – kicking off with the opening event of this prestigious tour is a major coup for London, as SLS and World Skate prepare street skateboarding for its inaugural appearance in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
As well as showcasing the world’s best street skaters, the SLS Pro Open London will shine the spotlight on the capital’s rich street skating scene! 2017 SLS World Champion Nyjah Huston (USA) and top contender Shane O’Neill (Australia) are among the big names set to intermix with an exciting group of up-and-coming athletes that will compete in London over the bank holiday weekend.
The athletes will battle for pride and prize in a custom-built concrete skate plaza, designed to inspire innovative tricks and take skateboarding to new heights. The competition features an exciting easy-to-follow format, anchored by instant scoring, resulting in down to the last trick ‘buzzer-beater’ moments that appeal to both die-hard fans and new spectators alike.
Saturday 26 May:
11am – Outdoor SLS Partners Expo
12pm – Men Qualifier Heats 30 skaters – 5 heats of 6
5:15pm – Women Prelim Heats 12 skaters – 2 Heats of 6
7:30pm – Women’s Final 8 skaters
Sunday 27 May:
11:30am – Outdoor SLS Partners Expo
12:30pm – Men Prelim Heats 42 skaters – 7 Heats of 6
7:30pm – Men’s Final 8 skaters
SLS Pick Taylor Kirby 💪🏼
The Pro Open in London 🇬🇧 is in 3 weeks on May 26 & 27! Come see the six new SLS picks and your favorite SLS pros skate in London for the first time ever! 👀