The Potbelleez and Big Name Riders Announced for Thredbo’s Cannonball MTB Festival

Words by Thredbo | Images by Thredbo

With less than two weeks to go until the first ever Cannonball Mountain Bike (MTB) Festival in Thredbo this 6 – 8 December, the resort has announced The Potbelleez – arguably one of Australia’s best live acts – as the headlining act for the weekend long event.

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Big name act – The Potbelleez will be playing on Saturday night, party time!

Not only is the music line up expected to be epic, the Cannonball MTB Festival will also attract some of the sport’s biggest names including; dual World Downhill Rider Champion Troy Brosnan as well as Mick Hannah (aka Sik Mik) and Tracey Hannah, who recently bagged 2nd and 3rd place in the 2013 World Championships for Australia.

Troy Brosnan is confirmed to race in Thredbo.

Troy Brosnan is confirmed to race in Thredbo.

The festival will see hundreds of riders, both pro and amateur; push themselves to the limit over four events – The Australian Open Downhill, Flow Motion Cup, ROCKSHOX Pump Challenge and Whip Wars Big Air Bonanza – in an attempt to get their hands on up to $30,000 in cash and prizes.

Tim-Eaton

Tim Eaton

Thomas-Crimmins

Thomas Crimmins

Tegan Molloy

Andrew-Crimmins

Andrew Crimmins

Ben-Cory

Ben Cory

Chris-Kovarik

Chris Kovarik

David-McMillan

David McMillan

Graham-Mudd

Graeme Mudd

Jack-Moir

Jack Moir

Mick-Hannah

Mick Hannah

Wrapping up the first day of the festival DJ Nino Brown, Australia’s #1 urban DJ, will hit the decks on Friday night under the lights at the Pump Track Finals, before heading into the Keller where the party will continue. Carrying on the fun of the festival through to Saturday evening, head-lining act, The Potbelleez will play their ultra popular line up of electro-house tunes, including; Don’t Hold Back, Magic Number and more.

“Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in Australia and we are thrilled to be hosting a big event that encourages more people to get involved with the sport”, says Angus Thomson, Thredbo Marketing Director. “The weekend is ramping up to be a huge event– particularly with the news The Potbelleez will be headlining on Saturday night”, adds Thomson.

Thredbo is well prepared for the massive weekend long event and is offering great options with three night accommodation packages for the price of two available starting from $88 price based on per person, per night that includes an All Mountain Resort Pass, giving athletes access to Thredbo’s great mix of activities.

Registration for the event is still open for anyone interested and considering there are events and catagroies for any level it’s a mountain bike event not to be missed. Visit thredbo.com.au/cannonballfestival for full event details OR join the Thredbo MTB facebook page facebook.com/ThredboMTB for all event updates.