This year’s Crossfire Xmas Jam will celebrate its 10th Anniversary at BaySixty6 skatepark on Saturday December 15th. Expect a full day of the best skateboarding in the UK to celebrate a decade of bringing the skate scene together in the cold winter months.
Guest teams and the full schedule will be announced very soon, but for now, put the date in your dairy and look forward to a seriously fun day out in the capital.
We will see you at the all-new Bay66 for the Crossfire Halloween Massacre on Saturday 27th October which will feature an all day open jam in the new park and a Zombie Bowl Comp- the very first bowl session that the bay will receive since it re-opened.
The Facebook event page to invite guests is located here.
The infamous CROSSFIRE HALLOWEEN MASSACRE returns to London on Saturday 27th October with a frenzied skate jam during the day and a boat party at night for all fiends.
As this year marks 100 years of HMS Titanic going down, we invite you to shred the brand new BaySixty6 Skatepark with guest pro teams and then hail the high seas on the Thames for a nautical themed evening of Hip Hop, Rock, Breaks, Drum ‘n’ Bass and more aboard The Battersea Barge with guest DJ’s.
Start planning your travel arrangements and book two days off work to recover.
The Skate Jam at Bay Sixty 6 will be open to all from 12pm-5pm and will feature guest pro riders from Witchcraft, Creature (UK), Lovenskate, Kill City, Heroin and Death Skateboards. Expect an open, all day skate jam with best street trick comps in the new hydraulic street section, plus a Zombie bowl sesh in the new 6ft beast. This will be a day of total carnage in the new park where NBD’s will be on display all day from the session.
Confirmed guest riders include:
Heroin: Questions, Rogie, Casper Brooker and Tom Day. Lovenskate: Ewen Bower, Matt Ransom, Chav Dan, Lucy Adams, Alex Barton and Lee Santer. Witchcraft: Arbel Samsanov, Max Roton, Mikey Joyce and Jamie Morley. Death: Rob Smith, Dan Cates, Nudge, Adam Moss, Sam Murgatroyd, Alex Lally and Radman. Kill City Sam Pulley and Sox. Creature: Salar Kooshki and Carl Potter. Stand Up: Aaron Sweeney, Marcus Adams, Jeremy Jones, Adam Collingburn, Doug Parmiterm, Evan Knight, Hector Barnett, Caspar Barnett, Jamal Bendriss.
ORDINARY MADNESS SCREENING!
We will also be screening the Death Skateboards ‘Ordinary Madness‘ DVD on the big screen from 1.30pm. Don’t miss it!
We invite you to come in Halloween fancy dress. It is of course optional but please note that most will make an effort including the guest riders. Prizes will be awarded to the very best fancy dress outfits on the day.
Tickets for the jam are £10 for the full day out and available on the door at the brand new BaySixty6 Skatepark, 66-67 Acklam Rd, London, W10 5YU from midday on Saturday 27th October.
This year’s Massacre party in association with Front is now sold out. The party will be held on The Battersea Barge, Tideway Dock/Tideway Walk/Kirtling St, London, SW8 5PZ from 8pm until late. (3am ish)
We welcome special guest DJs Eddy Temple Morris (XFM Remix show), Stereotype, Johnny Doom & Matt Stocks (Kerrang! Radio), Talita Two Shoes (Total Rock), Phoebe Winter (Planet Rock). Expect a serious mash up of classic tunes to make this the best night out you will have this year.
Don’t forget that the best part of the night is that the clocks go back at 2am meaning you get an extra hour of partying!
The address of the boat is The Battersea Barge, Tideway Dock/Tideway Walk/Kirtling St, London, SW8 5PZ. For some, this boat can be hard to find, so look out for a small alleyway next to the Thames Water Company building on Nine Elms Lane (A3205). Walk down this alleyway and at the end of it, you will see the boat. It’s down the road to Battersea Dogs Home, so if we have any casualties to deal with amongst the Zombies that are on board, we will drop you off there at the end of the night.
On a serious note though, knowing that the boat is moored and not sailing, please be aware that your safety is our main concern and also in your own hands at this party. Crossfire will not take responsibility for your actions once you are on-board the Battersea Barge. When you arrive, the likelihood is that the boat will be beached, but by 1am, the tide is scheduled to rise and be 18 metres in depth. Yes, that’s extremely deep. It will also be freezing cold, windy and very dangerous, so look after yourself and your friends and we will all have a fantastic night out as usual.
When you reach the boat you will need to bring your ID to confirm your tickets. If your ticket is in someone else’s name, then make sure you have their full details and booking code as they will match the names on the list at the door. Our friendly security guys will greet you, please give them a hug as they are there for your safety. The boat takes all sorts of credit cards etc but note that there is no cash point on-board and none nearby so plan ahead.
Please note that there will be no tickets available on the door. but tickets may become available on the FB event page if people pull out. See you there!
Being huge fans of sample sales, we are proud to announce that we have partnered with Sampled this week for their forthcoming get together. On Saturday 26th and 27th May, the sample sale to end all sample sales will be live and direct from Bar Music Hall in East London packed full of goodness so get hyped on what’s about to hit London this month.
Sampled is not just a bunch of clothes thrown in the corner for you to rummage through, it combines a top quality streetwear sample sale with a record fair and a solo art sale. Expect some of the best clothing brands at a fraction of shop prices, sat alongside many of the UK’s best record dealers selling crates of vinyl, DJ sets with a selection of original Soul, Jazz, Funk, Disco & Hip Hop breaks. There will also be a nail bar for the ladies set up.
Samples of the best threads are up for grabs from brands such as Stussy, Alife, Silas, Fly 53, Famous Stars & Straps, DTA, Dephect , Generic Surplus, Good Enough, Rogue Status, Expensive Taste, The Wild Ones, Any Forty, PXL, Armory, Stones Throw, & Chief Rocka. Also expect art dealers and collectives representing some of the most sought after artists in the land.
Put the weekend of 26th and 27th May in your diary for this and expect a day out with a happy ending. You can find Sampled on Facebook and Twitter who will be updating what’s being planned in the lead up to the event. Please share this for us today to spread the word and we will see you down there.
Sampled will be held at the Bar Music Hall, 134 Curtain Rd, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AR. Map here.
Tickets are £10 for the full day on the door from 12-6pm. The unsponsored jams will kick off at 1pm with Slam City Skates vouchers up for grabs for best tricks. At 2.30pm the pro jam will commence and £600 cash prizes awarded on street and mini ramp. Also, look out for the product toss at the end of the day courtesy of our sponsors Flip, Superdead, Plan B, Heroin, Death, Drawing Boards, Science, Crayon, Kill City,Lovenskate and Blueprint Skateboards.
The after party will be held at Mau Mau Bar on Portobello Road with party tunes and a UK skate video premiere of the ROOKIES DVD from Kill City. Get your your travel booked and get ready for some amazing skateboarding as usual. There’s a facebook event page set up, invite your friends and watch last year’s video below.
Bay 66 Skatepark can be found between Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park Tube Stations at 66-67 Acklam Rd. Map here. If you need accommodation for the night, the cheapest and nearest place to book can be found at www.hostel639.co.uk.
Thanks for making this one of the best night’s out we have ever had the pleasure of creating. Look out for the gallery today on the homepage.
ROOM 1 – AKA THE VANS ROOM
9 – 10.30pm: LAST RESORT
10.30 – 11pm: CROWNS LIVE
11pm – 12pm TALITA TWOSHOES/PHEOBE WINTER
12-12.30am – CEREBRAL BALLZY LIVE
12.30am – 2amSTEREO:TYPE
2am- 4am SWEET DREAMS
4am-5am – CROSSFIRE SOUND SYSTEM
ROOM 2 – CROSSFIRE ROOM
9pm-10.30pm – TALITA TWOSHOES/PHEOBE WINTER
10.30pm-12am – LAST RESORT DJs
12am-5am – CROSSFIRE SOUND SYSTEM
ROOM 3 – AKA FRONT MAGAZINE ROOM
9-10pm CROSSFIRE SOUND SYSTEM – JAMES SHERRY
10pm-11.30pm TOMB CREW with ILLAMAN MC
11.30pm -1am RACK N RUIN
1am- 2.30am ENTER SHIKARI ROB & SGT ROLFY
2.30am-4.00am HIGH RANKIN and TIGERLIGHT
So here, we are. There are literally handfuls of advance tickets left. Snap them up right now and we will have your details on the door for when you arrive, no worries. We have also held back only 100 tickets on the door for those of you who can’t get your shit together! We are almost there though, you’d better be ready!
In order to celebrate 10 YEARS of doing this Crossfire stuff, our filthiest party, THE CROSSFIRE HALLOWEEN MASSACRE in association with Vans returns to the capital this year on Friday October 28th. We are putting everything into this one here so get organised in advance. Press play for Halloween Treats!
This party will be held at the same venue that we threw the Flip premiere at HIDDEN CLUB, 100 Tinworth Street, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5EQ from 9pm-5am. Click here for a map. Please note that this night is strictly over 18’s only. You will be asked to show ID at the door and go through a small security check.
Earlybird tickets have now unfortunately sold out. Advance tickets for just £10 (+booking fee) are on sale now from Ticketweb and WeGotTickets for a limited period. You can pick up paper tickets in the shop over the counter and online here at Slam City Skates. Please note that this event always sells out and tickets are currently selling fast, so organise your Halloween night now to avoid disappointment. Invite your friends from the Facebook
The Massacre is only a week away, so what will you be dressing up as this year? It’s not essential but please note that pretty much everyone makes a big effort for this party. We will give away a huge package from Vans, Front, Crossfire and of course, a ltd edition Toxic Wasters sticker pack for the best dressed on the night. The best dressed male and best dressed female will be picked at midnight, so get yourself organised this weekend!
Nine Inch Nails, mashed up with Skrillex, Guns and Roses, Plan B, Michael Jackson, Slipknot, Chase and Status, Pendulum, Nero, Rage Against the Machine, The Prodigy, Noisia, Daft Punk- it’s all stuffed into here to form a party classic! Just dive into this and download it for free today on us.
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Cerebral Ballzy are our special guests this year. Watch their latest video here and look out for an interview with them this month.
We have also added Cornish 4-piece punk band, Crowns to the Vans room line up. Expect pirate style punk rock with a boozy swagger hitting your ears! Get a free download here.
MASSACRE 2011 LINE UP
FRONT MAGAZINE ROOM: LDN BASS SCENE/DUBSTEP/DnB/ELECTRO
HIGH RANKIN & TIGERLIGHT
ROUT & SGT ROLFY (Enter Shikari DJ Set)
RACK N RUIN (Black Butter Records)
TOMBCREW feat ILLAMAN MC (Trouble & Bass)
VANS ROOM: CLASSIC ROCK/METAL/THRASH/PUNK/MASH UP/HIP HOP
CEREBRAL BALLZY – LIVE!
CROWNS – LIVE!
STEREO:TYPE (XFM’s most requested Mash Up DJ)
TALITA TWO-SHOES (Total Rock)
PHEOBE WINTER (Metal Hammer show onPlanet Rock)
CROSSFIRE SOUND SYSTEM with ZAC SLACK & JAMES SHERRY
CROSSFIRE ROOM: TOXIC WASTERS SKATE STICKER ART EXHIBITION!
12 of the most exciting skateboard graphic illustrators will showcase one off sticker designs especially for Halloween. Includes exclusive work from Paul Parker, Mr Gauky, Kyle Platts, Sam Taylor, Matthew Bromley, French, Stu Smith, Fos, Craig Scott, Dan Singer, Paddy Jones and Tom Slater.
Watch Paul Parker’s illustration documentary here to find out more about his art. Mr Gauky’s Day In A Life is also now live. Awesome stuff.
If you have been to the Massacre before then you know you will need 2 days off to recover, so this year we have decided to help you out and throw it on a Friday. Get organised with tickets now to avoid disappointment. Please download the Massacre flyer below and put it on your wall. See you there!
We have some good news for you regarding Halloween today. Last year’s Crossfire Halloween Massacre event didn’t happen due to a back injury, but this year we are back with an absolute banger to celebrate 10 years of Crossfire.
Expect 3 rooms full of party chaos including very special guests held at a venue in South London! A limited 100 cheaper £8 earlybird tickets have now sold out. Standard advance tickets can be found here but be quick as these are selling fast. Click here for the facebook page for all info. Please put the date of Friday October 28th in your dairy and we will see you there.
1pm: Unsponsored Jam (Winner of each obstacle gets a Blueprint deck and Slam vouchers)
Driveway / Vert Wall (20 mins)
Hip / Quarter (20 mins)
Wembley Gap (20 mins)
Best ledge/manual trick (20 mins)
3pm: Sponsored / Pro Comp (Winner of each obstacle gets £50)
Driveway / Vert Wall (20 mins)
Hip / Quarter (20 mins)
Hubba / Over the Bin (20 mins)
Massive ledge / Ski Jump (20 mins)
5pm: Mini Ramp Jam till finish (MVP gets £100, Best trick gets £100)
Start planning your travel and accommodation if you are coming from out of town, the nearest cheap place to stay is Hostel 639 on Harrow Rd just 20 minutes away from the skate park but note you have to book in advance.