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“Urban Street Culture” Festival Kings Of Concrete returns to Dublin this weekend. Skating, BMX, art, design, film making, food – and all free.

Spread over two days, the action packed, adrenaline fuelled spectacle that is Kings of Concrete is guaranteed to engage and inspire. On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July, over 25 artists will be transforming the space behind the Civic office at Christchurch from a blank canvas on Saturday morning into a living breathing art installation right in front of your eyes.

Some of this year’s highlights will include: The RampRage Titan ramp which will be eating into the main amphitheatre standing at a whopping 8ft tall, an awesome selection of skate, inline and BMX comps along with b-boy battles, vespa customisation, freestyle footie, beatboxing demos and more. And the best part is, all of this great urban entertainment is free of charge.

School might be out for summer but the Kids of Concrete programme at this year’s Kings of Concrete festival will open a classroom with a difference to help kids get creative and learn skills such as skating, BMX’ing, rollerblading, Parkour, hip hop dance, graffiti / illustration classes and T-shirt design workshop.

While the l’il scamps are busy learning their new skills there’s plenty to keep the parents entertained. Get involved in the competitions, enjoy some delicious organic food, kick back, relax and enjoy the spectacular visual feast unfolding before your eyes.

Closing the festival on Sunday night at 8pm is the Capture Kings film screening and winner announcement. Starting on the morning of Friday 22nd, four selected teams will compete to film, edit and deliver a 4-5 minute piece on the festival by Sunday night. Each piece will be shown on a rear projection cinema on site at 8pm sharp, where attendees can also enjoy some free BBQ, and the winning team of the Capture Kings competition will be announced.

More info at http://www.kingsofconcrete.com.

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