Continuing this weekends theme of Festival announcements heres another one from Belladrum. Sporty stuff again and it might entail lycra but at least its not bloody wrestling this time. Good solid mentalistical Scottish stuff on two-wheels !! Ace !!
I shall now revert to being a lazy copy and paster !! Heres the blurb from them that know……….
DROP AND ROLL AT BELLADRUM FESTIVAL
We are delighted to announce the exclusive first ever UK festival appearance of Drop and Roll, the brand new Bike Show team and brand formed by professional street trials riders Danny MacAskill and Duncan Shaw.
Danny MacAskill is perhaps the best known bike rider in the world. His Inspired Bicycles – April 2009 video catapulted him onto the world stage and brought him recognition from millions of people across the globe (over 34 million youtube views to date). He has since gone on to produce some of the best and most exciting riding videos the world has ever seen.
After riding in shows over the past few years with various other teams, Danny and Duncan, from the Isle of Skye and Inverness respectively, decided they wanted to create a new team to develop and help raise the profile of trials riding and Drop and Roll was born.
Danny MacAskill said “I am so excited to be performing at Belladrum this year. After doing shows out on the continent with the team it is going to be amazing to come and do a show a lot closer to home. I am sure the Bella crowds are going to be great.”
Duncan Shaw added “It has been hard work getting the whole team together and the show ready over the past 6 months but now its all set up the fun can start. Of all the shows we are doing this year, I am looking forward to Bella the most. It will be awesome to see so many familiar faces there”.
Danny MacAskill is a professional street trials rider for Inspired Bicycles Ltd, born and raised in Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
On April 19th, 2009, when he was 23 years old, Danny released a 5:30 minute street trials video on YouTube set to ‘The Funeral’ by the Band of Horses. Little did he know, this video was about to change his life. Filmed and produced by his flat mate Dave Sowerby, “Inspired Bicycles” got a few hundred thousand views over night and as of today has been watched over 34 million times.
Since the video went online, things have progressed really fast for Danny. He found himself featured in the New York Times and several other big publications and was nominated for sports award in the category “Action Sportsperson of the Year” at the Laureus World Sports Awards as well as for the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award. Naturally he gave up his job as a bicycle mechanic and moved to Edinburgh to ride his bike full time.
Once again shot by Dave Sowerby, under the production of the Red Bull Media House, Danny released a new video called “Way Back Home”. It shows him revisiting his roots on a 27,000 mile trip through Scotland back to his hometown Dunvegan – the trails he knows best. Danny did it again, taking is riding to another level, his video has reached more than 30 million clicks by January 2014.
In August 2011 he released another clip on YouTube, a Channel 4 production arranged by Stu Thomson called: ““Industrial Revolutions””. Near about 8 million people had seen it by early 2014.
In 2012 Danny had the honour to carry the Olympic torch during its travels through Glasgow.
2013 was the year of his film project “Imaginate”: he released a trailer, and 5 episodes to promote the riding clip which already has over 14 million views. In this project Danny brought his child hood ultimate playground to life, only this time he rode it for real!
Danny also had the pleasure of completing the sequel to Martyn Ashton’s project “Road Bike Party 2” in which he road a full loop on a road bike. In late 2013 Danny was also rewarded for another incredible year in Davos, Switzerland during the “11th International Sports Night”.