FMX returns to the huge Motorcycle Live show at the NEC in Birmingham next week with a crammed programme of high-octane insanity performed by an entry of top-level, talent hand-picked by the team behind the UK Arenacross Tour.
In keeping with the whole AX experience, the shows – all 24 of them – will be packed out with displays of FMX tricks, flips and whips. Headlined by the UK’s best FMX legend, Jamie Squibb and leading Aussie Steve Sommerfeld, the riders will include former British MX championship contender Nez Parker and the only full-time FMX team, and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists, Dan Whitby, Samson Eaton and Arran Powley, who together make up Bolddog Lings FMX.
Motorcycle Live kicks off on Saturday 19th November and runs for ten days, right through to Sunday the 27th of November 2016. There’ll be two shows per day during the week at 12 noon and 2pm with three shows across each of the two weekends; 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm. Show-goers can expect to witness spectacular choreography set to the type of deep, intense and loud music AX is famed for, with eye-popping lights, lasers, LEDs and such like, thrown in for good measure.
The FMX Live Arena will be situated in Motorcycle Live’s hall four and each show can accommodate 2,000 spectators. The difference this year is that the organiser of Motorcycle Live has taken the decision to include entry to the FMX show within the standard ticket price, in other words, it’s free to everyone already inside the Motorcycle Live halls.
“Freestyle motocross is always an amazing experience at the highest level of live entertainment, and it never fails to deliver,” explained FMX Live and AX organiser Matt Bates of ASLive. “We’ve worked with the team at Motorcycle Live for years in delivering many live experiences such as Ramp’d Up, Crank’d and the Behind Bars Cinema – but Freestyle Motocross is something that we are passionate about. Last year’s FMX Live was incredible and I’m confident that this year’s will be nothing short of explosive.”
Adding his take on the larger-than-life element of the biggest motorcycle show in the UK, Motorcycle Live managing director Finlay McAllan said; “We’re delighted to once again bring FMX Live to Motorcycle Live, and this time for no additional cost to visitors. Presented by Arenacross, the show will again be to the extremely high standards we saw last year. Giving show visitors free access to the show will allow us to demonstrate not only the riders’ amazing skill and tricks, but also open up the show for many more people to experience this fantastic event.”
The 2017 Arenacross Tour launch will coincide with Motorcycle Live and will take place on Tuesday the 22nd of November at the show itself. AX teams and riders such as Tommy Searle, Thomas Ramette, Adam Chatfield, Cedric Soubeyras, Matt Bayliss, Kristian Whatley, Angelo Pellegrini, and a host of Arenacross racers will be on hand to meet and greet fans. Previous AX advance ticket bookers have been invited to a free evening FMX performance, once the Motorcycle Live doors have closed, and there are plans for electric bike try-outs and AX-style entertainment in the Arenacross Bar & Grill area.
For Motorcycle Live information and to buy tickets, visit www.motorcyclelive.co.uk
For Arenacross, go to www.arenacrossuk.com