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Photo by Wayne Reiche.

Photo by Wayne Reiche.

South Africa’s premier action sport festival, Ultimate X is back at GrandWest for the third consecutive year on 25 February 2017. The Grand Arena will once again undergo a dramatic transformation for the extreme sport spectacular which will feature dramatic stunts by local and international athletes and daredevils.

“Staging extreme sporting events such as Ultimate X is aligned with our promise to provide diverse and exciting entertainment to our community. Over the years, we have brought to the city some of the most exhilarating sports events and extreme athletes from South Africa and the world. The tremendous response to these events demonstrates that there is a definite and growing appetite for extreme sports amongst our community. Ultimate X generates great excitement and has an immense following. We look forward to hosting the show again in February.”

The Ultimate X showdown at the Grand Arena in 2015 was a ground breaking event in action sports in Africa, with Ultimate X being the only multi disciplined action sports indoor festival globally. The 2016 event followed on this success, providing a thrilling experience for thousands of spectators with a taste for extreme sports and adventure.Ultimate X 2017 promises all the thrill and action that fans have come to expect. Extreme FMX, BMX and skate athletes will show off their talents and compete for a prize of over R150 000. For this year’s event, Ultimate X collaborates with Monster Energy which brings a number of insane items to the festival such as Night Harvest, an international BMX and MTB Dirt Contest. The 2017 Ultimate X Skate contest will include international skaters, as well as The African Skate Championships comprising teams from more than 12 African countries.

In addition to the extreme sports showcase, there will be lineup of bands and DJs to keep visitors entertained. There will be two shows, with the qualifiers taking place at midday and the finals in the evening. Tickets are available at Computicket and range from R120 to R230 per person. Food, full bar services and ample parking will be available on the day.

The doors to the Grand Arena will open at 11h00 for the qualifying sessions which finish at 14h30 and at 18h00 for the final round which will finish at 21h30. For more information, visit

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