Darkfest 2024: Everything you need to know

15 january 2024, stellenbosch south africa | details on the darkfest freeride mountain bike event scheduled to take place in stellenbosch in february 2024 as published on bike network by myles kelsey

With dates confirmed for 3 to 10 February 2024, Darkfest has announced an impressive lineup of local and international stars, and yes, that record-breaking 110ft jump is on too. Here’s the lowdown..

15 january 2024, stellenbosch south africa | details on the darkfest freeride mountain bike event scheduled to take place in stellenbosch in february 2024 as published on bike network by myles kelsey
Tom Isted breaking records on the 110ft jump with a casual flip, as you do. | Image: Syo van Vliet

Sam Reynolds and the Darkfest team are currently on site in Stellenbosch creating an impressive course for a week of thrilling performances. The event will feature some of the world’s best riders who will be pushing the boundaries of progression.

For fans interested in attending, a limited number of tickets will be available for sale. The live-action can be witnessed on Saturday, February 10th at The Hellsend Dirt Compound at Vuurberg farm near Stellenbosch. General admission tickets will be priced at R240 per person, with the option to upgrade to a Darkfest Athlete Zone Ticket for a chance to hang out with your favorite riders. [Click here to purchase tickets.]

The rider list for Darkfest 2024 is impressive, with returning veterans, new additions, and many of the world’s leading women participating.

  • 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)
  • Gemma Cobera

Here’s an update from the build…

See you there!

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