Nitro Circus Set To Return To WIN Stadium in 2022
Monday 1 November 2021 10:19am
Buoyed by the strong momentum from the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, action sports leaders Nitro Circus have revealed plans to return to WIN Stadium on Friday 11 March. This announcement is part of a comprehensive tour of outdoor stadiums across New Zealand and Australia in 2022.
Almost two years to the day since Nitro last performed in Australia, 2022 sets up to be one of the biggest years both in the brand’s 12-year touring history, both worldwide and in Australasia specifically. Wollongong will be one of three shows in NSW, alongside Port Macquarie and Newcastle, as part of national run of seven confirmed stops, with the potential for more dates to be added.
This news comes with Nitro Circus is in the middle of a six month, 27-city North American tour which stretches from coast to coast, hitting major markets such as Seattle, Phoenix and Nashville. The brand has emerged from the lockdown challenges of 2020 in a position of strength: its total number of shows worldwide this year marks an increase of more than 33% from 2019.
One of the biggest names in action sports, and the face of Nitro Circus’ 2022 tour, is Sunshine Coast’s Ryan Williams. The BMX & scooter world champion and three-time X Games gold medalist is thrilled to ride for his home country fans once again. “It’s crazy that after touring Australia every year since 2010, it will have been two years since we have gotten to do a show in front of the best action sports fans in the world,” Williams said. “Now we are primed to send it! We’ve used that time at home to work up a bunch of insane new tricks and trust me, you do not want to miss these shows!”
In the decade since launching its touring business, which debuted in Australia and New Zealand, Nitro Circus has gone on to perform on five continents and established itself as a major global live event property. To date, Nitro Circus has performed more than 360 shows in over 30 countries worldwide in stadiums, arenas and festivals with an exciting blend of action sports excitement, jaw-dropping stunts and outrageous fun.
Joe Carr, CEO of Thrill One Sports & Entertainment – Nitro Circus’ parent company – said: “After such a great response in North America we are thrilled to build on that momentum and bring Nitro Circus back to Australia and New Zealand. These are two of Nitro’s most avid fan bases and also among the most passionate and sophisticated audiences in action sports. Now, with the excitement of live entertainment returning to venues worldwide, we can’t wait for Australia and New Zealand to experience the high adrenaline fun of Nitro Circus once again.”
It will be four years since Nitro last transformed the iconic beachside WIN Stadium into an extravaganza of action sports.
“We can’t wait to welcome back all the intensity and action of Nitro Circus to WIN Stadium,” said venue manager Marc Swan.
“With the ethos of ‘if you can ride it, you can jump it’ there’s no doubt we’re in for another amazing show for the whole family to enjoy. Venues NSW is proud to partner with Thrill One Sports & Entertainment to bring this international event to WIN Stadium.”
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