DARKFEST-The Fest Series

Fri Feb 8, 08:00 - Sat Feb 9, 17:00

Hellsend Dirt Compound


That’s right, DarkFEST is headed back to South Africa. Fronted by Sam Reynolds, Nico Vink and Clemens Kaudela. The boys have been building up the course as well as adding a couple new features for the insanity that’s sure to follow.

The full list of riders is to be announced soon, for now we can confirm: Sam Reynolds (GB) Nico Vink (BE) Clemens Kaudela (AT) Adolf Silva (ES) Ethan Nell (USA) Tom Van Steenbergen (CAN) Graham Agassiz (CAN) Brendan Fairclough (GB) Theo Erlangson (ZA) 

The Hellsend Dirt Compound at Vuurberg farm will be open to the public for 2 days only with a limited batch of tickets up for grabs for Friday 8th and Saturday 9th of February, so we're inviting you out to Stellenbosch to witness the boys throwing down on the DarkFEST jumps.

  • Friday 8th February - Tickets available from R160 per person as well as a “DarkFEST Experience” package including a burger and beers. 
  • Saturday 9th February - Tickets available from R160 per person as well as VIP package.

Please note that the DarkFEST open days are entirely weather dependant with gusts of wind and rain playing a huge factor in the course being ridable or not. 

We will be giving "green light" updates on the Facebook event page as to when the conditions will be prime for viewing. Stay tuned for more updates and announcements via the DarkFEST Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Food, beverages and official DarkFEST merchandise will be available to purchase on site.


  • Remember to collect your complimentary can of ice-cold Monster Energy on arrival 
  • Look out for Monster Energy who will be doing product promo's throughout the day
  • Its HOT, almost as HOT as the action, so bring sunscreen, a hat or an umbrella and keep a bottle of water on hand! Better still, order the coolest DarkFEST hats, caps or T-shirts with your tickets NOW. And if you forget, don’t worry - we got you covered! Merchandise will be on sale at the Event. 
  • Food, Beverage AND Merchandise will be on sale throughout the day so bring along some cash
  • Access to the course is not permitted, so in the interest of your own safety, please view the event from the designated areas and obey the instructions of all Marshalls and security staff
  • Why not upgrade to the DarkFEST Experience on Friday evening or VIP ticket on Saturday - inclusions detailed in the ticket options above
  • Children under 10 have free entry!
  • No Under 18's permitted in the VIP area unless accompanied by a paying adult


  • NO Smoking anywhere on the farm
  • NO fires permitted 
  • NO Domestic animals/pets 
  • NO litter left lying around - please clean up after yourself
  • NO vehicles permitted on the farm - park in designated area
  • Tickets are non-refundable
  • Right of admission reserved
  • No under 18's in VIP area unless accompanied by a paying adult


DARKFEST-The Fest Series
Hellsend Dirt Compound
Helshoogte Rd, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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