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Mount Panorama in Bathurst is getting set to host the first International Gravity Sports Association (IGSA) World Cup event ever held in Australia and with just over four weeks to go, tickets to the event are in hot demand!

Already, thousands of extreme gravity sports goers have paid interest in Newton’s Playground and so event organizers are urging all keen spectators to act quickly and buy their tickets now to avoid missing out.

We’ve had an overwhelming response to the sale of tickets to Newton’s Playground so far. It’s hardly surprising though as for under a hundred bucks [for a weekend], spectators can experience a level of entertainment unrivalled at any other festival in Australia, says Event Director, Simon Rollin.

This truly is a unique event with some of the world’s best gravity riders and Australia’s top music artists all heading to Bathurst, he added.

With World Cup Street Luge, World Cup Gravity Bike, Buttboard, Giant Slalom, Hybrid Slalom, Freestyle Skateboard Sliding, Carveboard and Downhill In-line, not to mention Skate Miniramp Jam, the Southern Cross Mountain Bike Dual Slalom, Mountain Bike Trials and Swooping, Newton’s Playground will be a dream come true for all extreme sports devotees.

Scattered throughout the whole weekend will be a huge all-Australian live music lineup playing on the main Skyline Stage. Headline act Grinspoon, whose recent single Black Tattoo came in at #73 on Triple J’s Hottest 100, will be supported by Big Day Out crowd favorites Gyroscope (single Snakeskin scored #16 on the Hottest 100), Urthboy (#25 on Hottest 100 with We get around, Kid Kenobi, the Funky Punks, Tonk and many more.

Tandem skydives will also be available through Skydive Oz who will be set up amongst the Newton’s Playground Industry Village, which is an area dedicated to businesses or clubs specializing in extreme sports products or services. Thrillseekers will also be able to get their fix on the Drop Zone experience which is a freefall simulator, a 90 metre Flying Fox or a multi skill level climbing wall.

Accommodation in Bathurst for Newton’s Playground is extremely tight, however organizers have opened up an extra camping area on top of Mount Panorama and are urging people requiring a bed to consider pitching a tent or hiring a tent-city tent.

Festival tickets, camping passes, tent city tents & tandem skydives are still on-sale for Newton’s Playground exclusively through Moshtix. Interested spectators can purchase online (www.moshtix.com.au), by phone (1300 GET TIX (1300 438 849)) or through any Moshtix outlet.

Tickets will only be available at the gate if not sold out prior so spectators are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.

All event & ticketing information can be found online at: www.newtonsplayground.com.au

Newton’s Playground is on 7th- 9th March, 2008 at Mount Panorama, Bathurst. (Note: Friday 7th March is a practice & qualifying day only & is closed to the public)

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More information: Kath Perry, Public Relations. P 6333 6236 M 0419 237 498
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