Vans Wängl Tängl 2012 presented by G-Shock March 17-24, 2012
From March 17th until 24th 2012 the 10th anniversary of the Wängl Tängl is going down in it´s traditional home base of Mayrhofen, Austria. The Vans Wängl Tängl 2012 presented by G-Shock puts on a week long Snowboard, Skateboard, Music and Art „Contest-ival.“ A unique snowboard crew battle with highest calibre of park riding and a prize purse of 15.000 Euros alongside fame and glory. A skateboarding crew battle for 10.000 Euros, where the best riders of the continent team up in the mega-mini-ramp. A music festival with open-air concerts, street concert on the Red Bull Brandwagen, a vast number of parties featuring DJ´s and Headliners such as Seeter and M.O.P. And last but not least an art show put on by Vans Looking Sideways featuring 10 international artists. These are the ingredients of a dignified round „Wängl 10gl“ anniversary.
SNOW - VWT Snowboard Crew Battle
From riders for riders! This is and always will be the main mantra of the Ästhetiker crew. In 2012 the largest gathering of shred crews ever will happen in the famous supersized Vans Penken Park, customised and extended especially for the event with the infamous Red Bull Endsection by the Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, based on the designs of Ästhetiker´s own Steve Gruber and Wolle Nyvelt. For the jubilee the event opens up to more riders in an open qualification. Up to thirty teams can join the game, vying to qualify for the three open spots in the main „Tängl Team Contest“, where sixteen crews meet head-to-head in a knockout system with team judging format. No crew will be eliminated in the first round and all teams get a second chance to go for the 15.000 Euro total prize pool.
SKATE - VWT Skateboard Crew Battle
As the Wängl Tängl grew skateboard and snowboard followed their own path, but were still linked strongly during the event by the competition formats, by the judging criteria and most importantly by the same vibe among the athletes. Nowadays we could almost say that Wängl Tängl is the only one event out there that is a celebration of skate and snow with equal respect for both in their own essence.Twenty of Europe´s best transition rippers are invited to the 2012 edition, some of them are previous winners, and they know how to use the spot to optimize their combos. Along with them, other crews can currently register online at www.wangltangl.com for taking part in the open qualification, where the top six crews get a spot for the main crew battle, in a sixteen crew head-to-head format. Prepare for the best skaters in Europe to come down to the valley: Andy Scott, Josh Young, Phil Zwijsen, Ross McGouran, Jake Collins, Sam Partaix, Alain Goikotxea and many more!
ART – Vans Looking Sideways Art Show
Vans Looking Sideways is a crew of artists rooted in boardsports. For this year´s art show at the Europahaus they have invited 10 international artists to exhibite some of their work. Their art could be a painting, board graphic, a sculpture or a photograph. All of it connects, somehow, to those who ride. The exhibition features the work of some of the best board sports artists working today, from legendary skaters and snowboarders, to people whose art alone does the talking. The event guests will be able to look over the artist´s shoulders and follow the process of creation.
MUSIC – Vans Wängl Tängl Lineup 2012
For the world´s greatest gathering of crews, clans and tribes a premium music lineup is set. On Saturday, 17th of March the „Contestiväl“ kicks off with the FM4 Club at Brueck´n Stadl with DJ Phekt, Flip & Average and the Austrian DJ legend DJ DSL. On Sunday, the Red Bull Brandwagen is going to hit Mayrhofen´s town centre right in front of the Penkenbahn for a street concert with the Disco Dogs Live and the Wax Wreckaz. The DuzzDownSan Label Night at Scotland Yard Pub on Monday features PDF, Feux, Chrisfader and Testa. The Basti Stein Groove Project delivers great jazz music for the art show at the Europahaus on Tuesday. Twintowas will be playing “60 Minits of Funk” on Wednesday night. Get ready to rock on Thursday as the Vans Off The Wall Music Night presents headliner Seether, Those Furious Flames and the Truck Fighters in free open air concert at the Waldfestplatz. Finally the Music Pavilion in Mayrhofen will be the stage for another free open air on the Friday night. Austrias best soul voice Lylit will open the ceremony, before Ill Minds, Def III and Digga Mindz, turn things to ruff and rugged. Blak Twang aka Tony Rotton will spread some UK flava and reggae vibes, before the last crew of the 10th Wängl steps into the arena; the Mash-Out Posse from Brooklyn NY, better known as M.O.P. - yeah we like it raw!
Vans Wängl Tängl Holiday Packages 2012
Holiday packages are available for all those, who would like to get involved in the Vans Wängl Tängl 2012 presented by G-Shock from March 17th to 24th 2012 in Mayrhofen. No matter, if you want to be in for the entire week or just show up for three days, if you are coming alone, by twos or with all your homies, from 215,- Euros per person on, the all-round carefree package is available including accommodation, lift ticket and party ticket for three days. From 325,-* or 399,- Euro you have the entire week in the bag. Infos and bookings on www.wangltangl.com.
Sponsors: Vans, Red Bull, G-Shock, Fiat, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen All infos and updates on www.wangltangl.com.