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Nitro Circus Live has announced it will visit Lismore for the first time in April 2017, when the action sports spectacular returns to Australia for a 15-city tour.

Nitro Circus Live will deliver death-defying stunts and mind-blowing tricks in freestyle motocross, BMX and skate.

The arena show has sold out major stadiums around the world from Madison Square Garden in New York to Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium, and is now coming to Oakes Oval on Anzac Day 2017.

‘Lismore is delighted to be hosting Nitro Circus Live, providing the opportunity for the local community to witness world-class entertainment,’ Lismore City Council’s Tourism and Events Manager Mitch Lowe said.

‘Nitro Circus perform all over the world and to have the opportunity to host in Lismore is a huge boon for the city with a sell-out crowd expected. Significant economic benefits will occur as a result of the Nitro Circus visit, with both tourism and retail businesses reaping the rewards.’

Nitro Circus organisers are promising a show that Lismore will remember for a long time to come.
Nitro Circus organisers are promising a show that Lismore will remember for a long time to come.

Nitro Circus Live CEO and Creative Director Michael Porra said the Nitro Circus Live tour would have a positive impact for all businesses in the city.

He said with a touring party consisting of 81 staff and 12 semi trailers, Lismore would know when Nitro Circus arrives.

‘Hotels, restaurants, bars and practically every other business in Lismore will benefit from having Nitro Circus Live in town,’ Porra said.

‘Through audience research we’ve seen that fans are blown away, saying it’s the most exciting show they’ve ever seen. We’re thrilled to bring an event that has sold out huge stadiums across the globe to these new cities.

Nitro Circus performers defy the odds.
Nitro Circus performers defy the odds.

‘I’d also like to applaud and thank the local council, who were extremely influential in getting us to Lismore. We will repay the locals with a night they will remember for a long time.’

Tickets to Nitro Circus Live go on sale from Sunday, 16 October at www.nitrocircus.live.

For Nitro Circus news, tour updates, full rider line-up, exclusive behind-the-scenes content and more, go to www.nitrocircus.com.

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  1. Previously, running this type of event has involved turning up the volume of the Oakes Oval PA system to the max. While this is great for people who love noisy running commentary, for the sake of everybody else it would be helpful to balance out the need of the audience to hear it with the lack of a need to be broadcasting the proceedings to the rest of Lismore.


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