VANS and DICKIES partners of the BENCHMARK FEST. 2022

For the 2nd consecutive year, the BENCHMARK Fest. will be held soon, during 2 days, at the Cité Fertile in Pantin near Paris. The iconic brands VANS and DICKIES are loyal to the event and are positioning themselves as partners. They join many actors of the sector to promote the skate culture.

The BENCHMARK FEST. 2022 is a free sports and cultural event focused on skateboarding.

On the program : skateboarding competitions, highlighting of associations, ephemeral installations of skateshops, workshops for children, a showcase and video projections.

We will find modules of the #nozbonebenchmarkcontest imagined by the talented Oscar de Margerie aka @skatepharma. Also, during the 2 days, jam’s contests (untimed free format) and « best tricks » will be organized, with a prize money of 2000€ and prizes of goodies and accessories. The musical atmosphere will be provided by @rinsefrance and its exclusive list of DJs. A showcase of @shreditmax will take place on the 1st evening.

The Concret Jungle Foundation (CJF), represented by French VANS athlete Lisa Jakob, will be in the spotlight all weekend. This NGO is dedicated to positive education through skateboarding in developing countries. Vans supports CJF each year to help fund the construction of skateparks and the implementation of youth programs to promote health and wellness, access to education, local community development and local economic growth. One contest will be endowed by VANS.

The festival will also feature screenings, including two documentaries: the one produced by VANS highlighting the various activists of the DIY skate scene and « The Concret Jungle Morocco project » which traces the construction of a skatepark in an orphanage south of Marrakech.

The BENCHMARK FEST. 2022, which counts among its partners VANS and DICKIES, will be held on October 1st and 2nd, 2022 at the Cité Fertile in Pantin. The event is free and registration for the competitions is open to everyone on site. The event will also host food stands. Enjoy !

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