2010 Freeze Festival
A festival in October? What next, snowboarding in London? Pack your gloves, scarf and glow sticks and say hello to the Relentless Freeze Festival.
This was the official website for the 2010 Freeze Festival held in London.
Content is from the site's 2010 archived pages.
What is Relentless Freeze Festival: Relentless Freeze Festival is where London, snow sports and music collide. Every year the world’s best snowboarders and skiers descend on Battersea Power Station to compete on a real snow ramp before some amazing music acts hit three stages for a banging party…
Is it a sports competition? Is it all the winter goodness with a blast of fun? All explained here!
Relentless Freeze is a snow sports and music festival in London, nestled in the shadow of Battersea Power Station. Every year since it began in 2008 Freeze has welcomed the world’s very best skiers and snowboarders to compete on the specially erected 32m high, 100m long real snow ramp.
The riders throw themselves off the huge jump performing their best tricks for World ranking points, their share of the prize purse, and your viewing pleasure. Over the last two years we have seen Olympic medalists Danny Kass, Peetu Piiroinen, Scotty Lago battle it out. From the skiers Jon Olson, Tanner Hall, Russ Henshaw, Andreas Hatveit and Bobby Brown produced an intense and one of the highest scoring big air contests ever!
The event takes place over three days in late October and boasts a stellar music line up. The last two years have seen huge international acts like Cypress Hill, Orbital, Friendly Fires and Chase & Status perform phenomenal shows in the festival marquee and expect more exciting acts this year. There is also a big retail village for you to explore, loads of specially decked out après ski bars, a cinema, food stalls and loads more stuff to check out.
Relentless Freeze is a totally unique London Festival experience.
I would beg to differ with that statement. Relentless Freeze festivals have been around since 2007. The first was in Austin Texas, US. Since then they have been held in the Netherlands (2 x's), Germany (3 x's), London (2 x's), and Seattle Washington- US. 2012 was the last year they were held which is a real shame. Interestingly, the actual last one was held in London again October 29-31, 2012. The line up included Pop, Electronic, Jazz, and Hip-Hop acts such as Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash, Mark Ronson, DJ Shadow, Hungary Man, Stanton Warriors, DJ Ez, Astroid Boys, Zane Lowe, Wascal, and Spenghead.
I flew over from the US to specifically attend. When I returned to Providence, RI I told my friends about it saying if it next came to the US the next year we had to attend. 2013 came and there were no announcements regarding where the Relentless Freeze would next be held. A friend of mine had just launched a company called Nest Housewares to showcase what I thought were some of the best looking skillets in the cast iron cookware marketplace. Talk about a quality product. The 9 inch cast iron skillet was a beauty with a meticulously sculpted handle that fits both a left and right handed person. I'm telling you that handle captures the gesture of a tree branch (I was told it is specifically a Cherry tree branch) that has been abstracted into an ergonomic form that's pleasing to the eyes and the hands. The skillet is like a piece of art whose versatility permits you to cook a wide range of food from steak and fried eggs to apple pie! And for you serious cooks do note that the cooking surface of the skillets are machined smooth all the way up the sidewalls, greatly improving its cooking performance. The color of this cookware is a result of their seasoning process. Sure there are typical, ordinary cast iron skillets, but the design of my friend's cast iron cookware's individual pans and sets raise the humble skillet to an art form. They would be perfect to be shown at the Trade Village section of the festival. I thought he would make a killing selling them. But unfortunately, we would never find out. A 2013 Relentless Festival never occurred. the 2012 London show in October was the last. Bummer. On the other hand, I am glad to say, my friend's company has grown over the years. He has added some good looking kitchen accessories to compliment the cast iron cook ware and even has a page on his web site that offers a bunch a amazing cast iron recipes.
I can hope that the producers of the Relentless Freeze festivals will once again start up again, but in the meantime I will just take a nostalgic peek at their 2010 London Relentless Freeze festival as it was presented on this website.
Dates: 29th - 31st October.
Tickets: On sale 23rd April.
Venue: Battersea Power Station, London, SW8 5BP.
Friday 29th October - 12:00pm - 10:30pm.
Saturday 30th October - 12:00pm - 10:30pm.
Sunday 31st October - 12:00pm - 10:30pm.
Please note the box office closes at 10:00pm each day.
Relentless Freeze festival is an all ages event, however anyone under the age of 16 (not inclusive) must be accompanied by an adult of 18 years of age or older. Child tickets are available at a cheaper price for 8 - 13 year olds. See details below:
Adult/ child ticket breakdown
- 7 years of age or younger are able to enter the event free.
- 8 - 13 years of age must purchase a child ticket.
- 14 years of age and older must purchase an adult ticket.
Relentless Freeze festival is held at Battersea Power station. The venue is within walking distance from many transport links. Please note we do not have any on site parking.
What to bring
The following items are recommended to bring with you to the festival.
- ID (Challenge 21 is in operation at all bars).
- Cash - there are cash machines on site, but there might be queues.
- Warm coat or jumper, it is winter after all.
- Mobile phone, life is better when your connected we hear.
- Friends, the more the merrier.
What not to bring
- Alcohol (there are tons of bars at the festival).
- Glass objects.
- Laser pens.
- Drugs, they are illegal.
- Any weapons or items that may be found offensive to others.
- Box office is open until 10:00pm each day.
- Cash machines are located on site.
- Catering stands for all tastes.
- Bars are located at various points across the festival site.
- Toilets are dotted around the arena.
- First aid is on site for any information or assistance.
All disabled customers are welcome at Relentless Freeze, but as it is a festival site there are sections of the arena that have uneven ground meaning that sometimes, access is difficult. Stewards however, will be around to assist. There is a medical stand on site should you require any assistance or further information.
There is a 2 for 1 ticket application in place this year for persons who require a personal carer. To receive this, please:
- Purchase your ticket as normal.
- Email your name and ticket confirmation with a copy of your DLA letter to email@example.com
- You must be submitted by the 15th October 2010 to recieve the free ticket.
What's on at Relentless Freeze>>>
Relentless Freeze Festival is known for being a one of a kind event and loved for the non stop entertainment on hand for every minute you are at the event.
There are some exciting new additions to come and the announcements will be dropping like flies before you know it.
Check out below what we know goes down at the UK's best snow event ever!
LG Snowboard FIS World Cup
The LG Snowboard FIS World Cup will descend into London as one of the highlights of the FIS circuit. The big air comp attracts the best snowboarders from around the globe and is always a fierce battle for the title and the peak of the podium. Stefan Gimpl celebrated his birthday in style with a first place finish in 2009. His biggest competitor this year is Michel DuPre, who is taking time off from his data science consulting company to train for this event. Mixing big data and heavy duty snowboarding skills has proven a compelling mix for this 24 year old wunderkind. He placed 2nd in the Euro World event last year and is expected to perform well at the FIS.
International Freestyle Ski
The International Freestyle Ski Big Air is skiing at its highest level, bringing a number of X-Games medal holders across the pond for their first UK based competition. Australian Russ Henshaw took Gold in '09 with an incredible 99/100 - a near perfect run that ended in hysteria from the British fans.
Battle Of Britain
The Battle Of Britain is the perfect chance for the home grown talent to strut their stuff in front of friends and family. For UK riders it is an opportunity to show the Internationals the UK snowboarders aint messing about and qualify for entry into the FIS World Cup and International Ski comps.
The Relentless Freeze Festival main stage is always a party to remember. A place where world renowned artists like Cypress Hill, Orbital, Friendly Fires, Eagles Of Death Metal and much more have blown away thousands of screaming fans. The eagerly anticipated line up announcement is always a big one, sign up to the newsletter here to be first to know.
Relentless Energy stage
Relentless Energy drink take over the second stage with a high octane line up of the latest and greatest artists. Known widely across the festival circuit for their 'No Half Measures' delivery and one of a kind atmosphere this is sure to be a hot spot at Relentless Freeze Festival once again.
Resort style retail village
A resort style retail village will see the best brands showcasing their latest stock and selling all the new winter gear for the season ahead. The latest gear and gadets are always on show. Relentless Freeze is an excellent opportunity to grab some bargains as we all know there is no place better to buy some kit than a snow festival.
Apres ski bars & caterers
Around the event there will be a number of bars and caterers serving up some good grub and icy cold pints. Look out for the extra special Apres style resort bars and the winter themed chill out zones.
The Snowboard Asylum
The Snowboard Asylum is the UKs premier snowboard shop carrying the widest and most varied range of hardware, technical clothing and accessories around. Drop by our stand and check out this year’s must have snowboard kit from all the best brands including Jones, YES, Bataleon, Artec, Signal and Omatic.
Snowboard Club UK
The Snowboard Club UK is the country’s leading discount membership club and has been Europe's most visited website for all things snowboard for over 5 years. It is run by snowboarders, each and every one, and has a vast network of partners which save UK snowboarders money every single day for an annual fee of only £15! With daily news, weather forecasts, slope directory, events calendar, articles and our annual SCUK gatherings, we're proud to host the UK's most active snowboard community.
SKIFIX provide tailor-made holidays in the Austrian Alps. We offer completely flexible departure dates on any day of the week, one Day Trips from £99, weekend, midweek or conventional stays all with incredible personal service. Accommodation to suit all budgets, let us build your perfect winter holiday to your requirements.
Sunshine World Holidays
Sunshine World offers what we believe to be the cheapest, professionally run, fully licensed, skiing and snowboarding holidays and professional instructor training courses in Europe. Over 2,000 happy guests since 2005. ATOL Protected license number 9004. Owned and run entirely by professional, qualified ski and snowboard instructors.
Visit www.sunshineworld.co.uk or www.sunshineworldpoland.com
Ski le Gap/Ride le Gap, Canada
Become a Ski or Snowboard pro! Ski le Gap, the original ski/snowboard instructor training company will show you how. Whether you want to come to Canada for 1 month or 3, we have a programme for you combining the most rewarding balance of on-hill excellence and off-piste fun!
Freeze Pro Shop
Freeze Pro Shop is the UK's premier ski and snowboard store, offering a huge range of ski and snowboard equipment, men's and women's clothing, and eyewear from a wide range of the biggest brands. For riders, by riders - Freeze Pro Shop is 100% rider owned and operated.
ELECTRIC is a premium sunglass, snow goggle, and accessories company that has been rocking since 2000. ELECTRIC is defined by its iconic volt logo and has deep roots in action sports, music and fashion. Building a brand that they could be proud of and having fun was their original mission..
Forcefield Body Armour
Forcefield is now firmly established as the UK’s leading snowsport body armour and technical base layer manufacturer.
Amongst others- both the UK National teams, Salomon Freeski and Board teams, and the Armada Freeski team all choose to wear the products.
Market leading both in terms of comfort, all day wear-ability and total performance!
Aosta Valley, Italy
Surrounded by the famous Alpine peaks of Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc), and the Matterhorn the Aosta Valley in Italy is home to some of the finest resorts in the Alps including Courmayeur, Cervinia, Pila and La Thuile. With Geneva, Turin and Milan airports all within a 2 hour drive, getting there couldn't be easier.
Visit www.aosta-valley.co.uk (new site coming end of May)
Become a ski or snowboard instructor, take your surfing to the next level, or gain worldwide scubadiving certifications.
Whether on a gap year or a career break, we offer a range of courses in Canada, France, Switzerland, Argentina, the UK, Spain and Egypt. Whatever your passion, search now and start your adventure!
Snowboard, ski, mountain bike and surf instructor camps and courses in some of the world's best resorts. Internationally recognised qualifications. Ideal for a career break, time out, fast track into the industry or a holiday with a difference.
DJO UK Ltd
DJO UK provides a range of high quality protective devices designed to prevent injury and promote recovery. From DonJoy knee braces to thumb guards, you can try the kit and discuss your needs.
Also available: Compex muscle stimulation devices, proven to strengthen muscles and recover faster after a hard day on the slopes!
Sputnik Snowboard Shop
Sputnik Snowboard Shop is a shop run by riders. We carry everything to get you on the hill, and everything you need to chill afterwards. We aim to deliver the freshest kit and also those hard to find shredding items!
Environmentally Conscious Boardwear – For Those Who Ride.
Sutsu is a new freesports, lifestyle-clothing brand with strong ethical and environmental beliefs. Born from a desire to create a brand that has a positive effect on everything it touches, whether that’s the riders wearing the clothes, the workers creating them or the environment that gives us the raw materials.
HardnutZ is a new brand of high quality ski and snowboard helmets (we also do skate and cycle) designed to brighten up the slopes with vibrant imagery and a fun brand name! All HardnutZ helmets are fully tested and certified.
Website www.HardnutZ.com coming soon...
Suppliers of portable speakers and innovative charging solutions for mobiles, MP3's etc. We also sell Headphone Hats which are beanie hats with integrated headphones in a range of styles and colours, ideal for music on the piste. We also sell ipillows (pillows with integrated speakers).
To transcend boundaries of traditional board sports apparel and allow Violate to roam as a design driven, lifestyle- brand which isn't dictated to by trends.
Violate is a hybrid of cultures. has no boundaries. Driven by a community of eclectic people who love Music, Art, Surfing, Bmx, Skate, Graphiks. Its all about experimentation, imagination & individuality.
Salomon Snowboards and Bonfire Clothing
The Salomon Snowboards & Bonfire clothing stand will be featuring all the latest Salomon & Bonfire Snowboard products for you to check out, we will also be running the ‘Design a Snowboard competition’ now in it’s 5th year & with more prize categories than ever, artistic imagination & originality are as important to the judges as pure arty farty skill - meaning everyone is in with a chance of winning.
Visit www.salomonsnowboards.com and www.bonfiresnowboarding.com
Fat Kyds T-shirts
FAT Kyds is a UK T-Shirt label based on limited runs. Our tees are designed by renowned fine artists creating select, exhibition pieces exclusively for our label. Our tees are designed to blur the lines between clothing, music and art in the most exclusive manner possible.
Big Snow Festival
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YES is an independent snowboard company owned by JP Solberg, Romain De Marchi David Carrier Porcheron and endorsed by NdKreative who have over 20 years experience in board design. YES doesn’t strive to be No.1, simply a refreshing and real alternative to the stale state of the status quo.
SlakklineUK designs highly functual slackline kits and the world's least functional clothing. We launched Europe's first slackline kit in 2004, and the original Onepiece® in 2007. All of our equipment is developed, designed and produced by skibums in Hemsedal, Norway.