Darkfest 2024 Quick Facts

Darkfest 2024 Quick Facts

Paul Couderc (FR) © Eric Palmer

What Is Darkfest?

Darkfest 2024 Quick Facts: Darkfest brings together some of the world’s best freeride mountain bikers to push the limits of their sport on some of the biggest jumps ever seen. The gnarly and specialised topography at the Hellsend Dirt Compound in Stellenbosch delivers the ideal setting for the riders to showcase their extraordinary talents.

When is Darkfest?

DarkFest 2024 will take place from 3rd – 10 February, so cancel anything you might have planned because this will take precedence. 

Where is Darkfest?

Darkfest takes place at the aptly named Hellsend Dirt Compound at Vuurberg Farm near Stellenbosch. (Tickets are available here.) The track is heavy, and nerves of steel are an essential requirement of all riders. 

Why is there a Darkfest?

There will be big jumps and high-risk tricks, massive sends, huge crashes, screaming, shouting, yelling, excitement, stoke, disappointment, laughter, injuries, tears, winners, prizes, friendship, and good times.


Darkfest 2024 Quick Facts
 Sam Reynolds (GB) © Eric Palmer

Who is in Darkfest?

Check out this list of notable riders: 

Sam Reynolds (GB) Clemens Kaudela (AT) Ike Klassen (ZA) Theo Erlangsen (ZA) Bienve Aguado (ES) Adolf Silva (ES) Kade Edwards (GB) Kaos Seagrave (GB) Nicholi Rogatkin (USA) Szymon Godziek (PL) Dawid Godziek (PL) Paul Couderc (FR) Sam Hodgson (GB) Tom Isted (GB) Matt Jones (GB) Carson Storch (USA) Matt Macduff (CA) Johnny Salido (MX) Daniel Ruso (AT) Elias Ruso (AT) Brendan Fairclough (AT) Dylan Stark (USA) Kurtis Downs (USA) Talas Turk (USA) Vinny T (FR) Dan Paley (UK) Robin Goomes (NZ) Chelsea Kimball (USA) Casey Brown (CA) Vero Sandler (GB) Vinnie Armstrong (NZ) Vaea Verbeeck (CA) Harriet Burbidge Smith (AUS) and Gemma Cobera.

Those are the Darkfest 2024 Quick Facts

Stay updated on the build on Sam’s YouTube channel and the Darkfest Instagram.

See also: Freeride MTB: Riders Announced For DarkFest 2024