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April 11, 2022 - April 17, 2022


DarkFest 2022 has officially been called on for the 11th to the 17th of April 2022 and it’s about to get sendy! The world renowned DarkFest course is about to be uncovered and get all the tweaks and changes needed to take Freeride MTB to new heights.

After 2 years of having to run the event in a closed off bubble. Sam Reynolds and the DarkFest crew are really excited to get back to full power and the original vibes that have made DarkFest what it is to the global MTB community. With more riders and more stoke than ever before, DarkFest 2022 is a go!

We’re giving you a chance to get a behind the scenes look at the filming of one of the most viral core MTB video projects in recent years. A limited batch of tickets will be up for grabs to hang out on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of April at The Hellsend Dirt Compound at Vuurberg farm near Stellenbosch.

Friday 15th and Saturday 16th April: 8am to 5pm – General Admission Tickets available from R200 per person, but why not upgrade to a DarkFEST Experience or VIP Hospitality.

*Note that riding is dependent on a number of factors especially the weather with gusts of wind and unpredictable weather playing a big factor in the course being ridable on the day or not. Stay tuned for “Green Light” announcements via DarkFest Socials and the Facebook event page as to when the conditions will be prime for viewing riding.

This year’s rider list is absolutely stacked, including DarkFest veterans, some big senders and now also some of the baddest women in Freeride to make one of the most rounded and awesome rider line ups of any event ever seen.


April 11, 2022
April 17, 2022
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Hellsend Dirt Compound


Hellsend Dirt Compound
Helshoogte Way
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7140 South Africa
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