Triple somersault backwards – on a bicycle



Author: Matina Tenžera

From June 15 to 19, the best names from the world of extreme sports, energetic representatives of the club scene, but also athletes from the entire region are coming to Osijek again

Get ready for a new dose of adrenaline, good energy and world-class neighborhood fun, because the 23rd Pannonian Challenge has just arrived in Osijek. So we are only a month away from the new edition of this long-running festival, which in the combined program of extreme sports and party music, each year brings a rich accompanying content for the masses, this time in a five-day spectacle from 15 to 19 June .

Extreme athletes in the skate park on the left bank of the Drava are once again led by Osijek audience favorite and convincing winner of last year's BMX Freestyle competition – Marin Ranteš , while the global star of the club scene, Osijek Insolate gathered around him famous DJs who will keep the audience on their feet every night with beats and bass drops in a still secret location.

Sports part in the name of the biggest names in BMX

After sitting on the top of the podium at the Pannonian Challenge for the first time last year, Marin Ranteš from Varaždin is returning to his second home earlier this summer in an attempt to defend the title, and this plan will primarily try to complicate the excellent Declan Brooks , a Briton last year he won bronze at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and can boast of good results in Osijek's skate park.

The traditionally strong competition in BMX Freestyle will be completed by a member of the French national team, Istvan Caillet, as well as Jaka Remec , a promising 17-year-old from Slovenia. Kieran Reilly is coming from the United Kingdom, a young and explosive BMX rider whose specialty is triple somersault backwards, which will surely be a special attraction for the Osijek audience to watch.

It should be emphasized that the sports part of the festival will, as always, consist of BMX, Inline (role) and Skate competitions, and it will serve as an overture to the evening music program, which will be held in two locations – skate park and secret location. organizers still do not want to reveal.

The party in the skate park comes right after the exciting contests, starting at 8 pm, and lasts until 11 pm and so on every day, until Saturday, so that fans of extreme sports get time to settle impressions, while warming up for the party until the morning.

Famous DJs and following trends with sports

The music program of those days starts at 11 pm, and the first to dance will be the young DJ Elena Mikac , the already legendary DJ Umbo and the fresh reinforcement of the opening Vladimir Božić . For a long day, the introduction to the all-night party in the skate park will be done by DJ Phrasal with a house set, after which fans of club music will be entertained by Zagreb DJ and producer Peznt , and Osijek well known Pips and Goran Kolak and DJGK .

The party on Friday starts with funk, soul and house beats by DJ Marushka , and continues with a new techno program in the city of Hush! and the main guest from Spain, underground techno star: Tensal , and Insolate , a world-famous Croatian musician and producer and the youngest member of the Phrasal team.

Saturday night's fever and the final day of the music program will begin in the skate park with Sly , followed by the performance of Richard Zepezauer from Berlin and DJ Evan & Fusion from Rovinj.

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Gaming fans come into their own

Entrance to the Skate Park is free, just like the entrance to the music program on Wednesday, while on other days it will be charged according to the price list – Thursday 30 kuna, Friday 40 kuna, Saturday 50 kuna . The price of the festival ticket, which is valid for all days, is 90 kuna, and tickets will only be available at the venue.

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