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Darkfest 2024

February 3 - February 10


Darkfest is officially a go for 2024. Taking place from the 3rd – 10th February 2024 with Sam Reynolds and the Darkfest team preparing the mammoth course for big week of sends with some of the best riders in the world pushing progression to the limits.


Due to strong interest from MTB and action sports fans – A limited batch of tickets will be up for sale to watch the action live on Saturday 10th of February at The Hellsend Dirt Compound at Vuurberg farm near Stellenbosch.


Saturday 10th February: 8am to 5pm – General Admission Tickets available from R240 per person, with upgrades also available for a Darkfest Athlete Zone Ticket to hang out with your favourite riders.


*Note that riding is dependent on a number of factors like strong winds or rain, this is purely determined by the riders for their own safety. Stay tuned for “Green Light” announcements via Darkfest Socials on the day.


This rider list is looking absolutely stacked, with returning Darkfest veterans, some heavy new additions and some of the leading women in MTB Freeride.




Sam Reynolds (GB) Clemens Kaudela (AT) Ike Klassen (ZA) Theo Erlangsen (ZA) Bienve Aguado (ES) Adolf Silva (ES) Kade Edwards (GB) Kaos Seagrave (GB) Nicholi Rogatkin (USA) Szymon Godziek (PL) Dawid Godziek (PL) Paul Couderc (FR) Sam Hodgson (GB) Tom Isted (GB) Matt Jones (GB) Carson Storch (USA) Matt Macduff (CA) Johnny Salido (MX) Daniel Ruso (AT) Elias Ruso (AT) Brendan Fairclough (AT) Dylan Stark (USA) Kurtis Downs (USA) Talas Turk (USA) Vinny T (FR) Dan Paley (UK) Robin Goomes (NZ) Chelsea Kimball (USA) Casey Brown (CA) Vero Sandler (GB) Vinnie Armstrong (NZ) Vaea Verbeeck (CA) Harriet Burbidge Smith (AUS) Gemma Cobera


Stay tuned for more updates and announcements via the official Darkfest social accounts.


  1. Please note: The organisers of Darkfest open day cannot be held liable in the event that riders are unable to ride the course.


Hellsend Dirt Compound
Helshoogte Road, Old Banghoek Rd,
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7600 South Africa
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