Live Events: NASS Festival 2014 BMX Dirt Competition

30th July 2014

Event: NASS Festival 2014 BMX Dirt Competition

Client: Vision Nine

Live Date(s): Friday 11th – Sunday 13th July 2014

Location: Shepton Mallet

Brands Involved:

Animal / WRC (World Rolling Series) / Zflex / Starter / Black Label / International Skateboarders Union

Event / Project background:

Vision Nine, event organisers of NASS Action Sports and Music Festival, were looking to hold a pro level BMX Dirt competition at this year’s festival and contacted Gorilla to pitch for the project. We formed a partnership with MBE Ltd., the company of BMX World Champion Kye Forte whom we had worked with previously on Red Bull’s Empire of Dirt event, and together successfully pitched and produced all aspects of the NASS BMX Dirt Arena.

GORILLA / MBE role summary:

Course design and build. Management of competition including judging and course maintenance.

GORILLA / MBE role detail:

  • Course design and creation
  • Project / Event management and production
  • 3d modelling of course
  • Athlete / talent selection and booking
  • Logistics and transport
  • On site machine and construction work for course elements
  • On site build: Temporary structures, crowd safety barriers, branding
  • Social media promotion
  • Health and Safety – planning, documentation and risk assessment

Timescales involved:

1 month planning, design and budgeting period. 3 show days with knockout competition. 4 day on site build / 3 day break and removal of course.

Result / Outcome:

Highly successful BMX Dirt competition returned to NASS for 2014.


Excellent rider feedback for all elements of course – Scaffold start ramp, 3 x dirt jumps and jump box.

NASS / Vision Nine keen to develop course and competition further for 2015.


BMX Dirt Competition – Pro Finals Highlights Video:

BMX Dirt Course Preview:

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