Vans Downtown Showdown (London)

Vans bring their famous Downtown Showdown back to Europe and host it right here in our good old capital, London.

Old Spitalfields Market, located in east London, is where we will see 12 of the best skate teams from all corners of Europe battle it out to be crowned kings of the Downtown Showdown. This skate contest however is truly unique and unlike any other, each ramp, rail and obstacle has been designed by each team and designed to look and feel as though it has been sitting in the depths of East London for longer than just the weekend that the comp is held over. Doing this, Vans offer each team to truly highlight their skill, style and flare on skate-able creations, so expect the theme to be in keeping with east London’s dark and murky past. Think Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes, Gas Lamps, Gothic Churches, Pubs and even the Royal Family might make an appearance and get their faces grind and flipped.

For 6 years Vans have been bringing this style and form of contest to the skate community, each time playing host to the greatest and best teams around. This time teams such as Death Skateboards, Element Europe, Cliché, Super Dead, Blind Europe and Blueprint will all go head-to-head for the prize of €50,000.

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Jamie Szulc

One of three co-founders of THE DAILY STREET, Jamie specialises in menswear and is currently Footwear Account Manager at Fred Perry.

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