On Saturday 30th June, the World Basketball Festival comes to Brixton which sees a pop up pro court erected in Brixton plus Big Boi, Dot Rotten and Angel take to the stage for a one off special day of bastketball sport and culture…
Hyped, right? It’s summer, at last. The suns out. Ish. That tan you’ve wanted all year has kind of started. Wimbledon’s on, the olympics is coming and Fast Girls got you in the mood for a summer of sport. It’s bless. For basketball lovers, fans and anyone who loves the culture of the game one of the biggest events in the basketball calandar is about to land. On Saturday 30th June, Nike takes over Brixton for the World Basketball Festival – a huge day of food, tunes, and of course – basketball! Choice FM will be keeping the vibe going throughout the day and night, Nando’s will be ensuring your fingers will need a lickin whilst Wah Nails, Brixton’s most famous nail bar, will be on hand to ensure those fingers are cleaned and preened for later. But it’s easy to loose your head with all that’s going on – from Outkast’s Big Boi, Stockwell’s brightest new star Dot Rotten, and R&B’s Angel to basketball legends Scottie Pippen & Brixton’s own Luol Deng, the Miami Heat Street Band, breakdancers, Choice FM’s Kojo and so much more.
So here’s our ultimate guide to the almighty #WBFBrixton ahead of the big day:
WORLD BASKETBALL FESTIVAL // POP UP PRO BASKETBALL COURT // THE DAY
WHO’S PLAYING? This has been kept a well guarded secret, but we know that Scottie Pippen and Luol Deng are confirmed for the day. Whether they’ll get in on the 3 on 3s is yet to be confirmed, but what are hankering for the most is the Live Magazine team to take on Choice FM!
WHERE? Windrush Square in Brixton. Head to the tube, and all will be clear.
TICKETS? NOPE. JUST TURN UP!
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WORLD BASKETBALL FESTIVAL // OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY// THE NIGHT
WHO’S PLAYING? BIG BOI, DOT ROTTEN, ANGEL, KOJO, THE MIAMI HEAT STREET BAND, BREAKDANCERS AND SURPRISES ON THE NIGHT
WHERE? 02 BRIXTON ACADEMY
PRICE? £5 tickets in advance (and all proceeds go to the Luol Deng Foundation to help young people play more basketball in South London).
Excited? Now check out all of our coverage and exclusive features and stories of the World Basketball Festival, ahead of the big day:
And as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll also be down at the event, covering the action as it happens.
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