Simple Session – 22 years of mad action!
Simple Session’s international activities introducing Tallinn and Estonia as an attractive tourism destination of action sports and culture are supported by The European Regional Development Fund (200 000 euros for three events 2020-2022).
Simple Session 22 will be back in Tallinn, Estonia, on June 11-12 with another big summertime festival and an all-around good time! The Simple Session series will host an exciting contest in the Põhjala Factory district – an old rubber factory turned into a cultural hub will serve as a thrilling location for the event.
A hundred of the finest invited BMX street riders and skateboarders from around the world will go head to head on a new 600m2 Wessel-designed street course.
Skateboarding and BMX are all about creativity. So is Simple Session – hosting the series at the coolest and liveliest venue in Tallinn will take the entire contest experience to another level for athletes and viewers alike. We are coming closer to fans and back to the core of these sports as well as to our roots.
Simple Session 22 also features its (in)famous four-day party & concert program from Thursday to Sunday 9–12.06. Tickets to the parties will be available separately/soon.
WHAT IS HAPPENING?
- 100 Worlds best BMX street riders and skateboarders from all over the globe
- Two days of an indoor contest on a fresh Wessel designed course
- Street and Best Trick contests
- Four days of parties & concerts (Thu–Sun June 9-12. Tickets will be available separately.)
- Outdoor festival area, mini ramp jam, movie screenings, and other activities (entry free of charge!)
- Street events on Wed–Thu 8-9.06 at Viru Center, Freedom Square & spots around Tallinn
- Open Sessions and mini-events on Monday 13.06 (tickets available separately)
With its 22 years of history, the Simple Session is one of the world’s longest-running action sports events. Simple Session is also one of the most celebrated and prominent BMX and skate event brands worldwide and is loved by both fans and athletes alike – an event equally cherished by the die-hard fans, video part riders, and Olympic athletes.
Brothers Risto, Mario Kalmre, and Piret Kull started the now world-renowned event series in 2000. What once was a small-town competition has grown into one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious BMX and skateboarding contests, reaching hundreds of millions of fans all over the globe from the tiny country of Estonia.
It is well exposed to all notable people in the action sports industry and beyond and is one of the world’s most international extreme sports events, with around 200 top athletes from over 30 countries taking part each year. Over the years, Simple Session has hosted most of the world’s well-known pro BMX and skateboard athletes and superstars, from Tony Hawk to Sky Brown to Ryan Sheckler to Dave Mirra and Daniel Dhers. And hundreds of other action sports VIPs and up-and-coming athletes. Simple Session has carried the flag of Estonian action sports for over two decades. It has always meant more than just the giant stadium and the flashy lights but contained all kinds of elements of the rich action sports culture – video premiers and film festivals, live concerts and parties, photo and art exhibitions, workshops, and street jams. And most of all gathering of friends from all over the world.