Launceston gets ready for Nitro Circus Live

STUNT SHOW: Nitro Circus daredevils will perform in Launceston for the first time on Saturday as part of a 15-stop regional Australia tour.

STUNT SHOW: Nitro Circus daredevils will perform in Launceston for the first time on Saturday as part of a 15-stop regional Australia tour.

The world-famous Nitro Circus crew are back in Tasmania and ready to perform at their first ever Launceston show.

The action-packed Nitro Circus Live event will take place at UTAS Stadium on Saturday night.

Performing in the stunt show will be freestyle motocross rider Adam Jones and professional rollerblader Chris Haffey who arrived in the North earlier this week.

Jones has been riding for more than 20 years and Haffey has been blading professionally since he was 14 – both said they couldn’t see themselves in any other job.

“We’ve all been doing it for a long time … I’m not good at anything else,” Jones said.

“I still get nervous but it’s not so much the tricks I’m gonna do but more that I’m performing in front of a crowd and I wanna perform to my best ability so that’s where the nerves come into it for me.”

Haffey said the best part of the job was being able to travel and see the world.

“Not having a standard 9 to 5 job keeps life interesting,” he said.

The daredevil duo are two of 25 extreme athletes involved in this weekend’s performance, plus 47 staff who will work to get the event up and running.

Saturday’s appearance is part of a 15-stop Australian tour and will feature freestyle motocross, BMX and skate stunts with a 55-foot high ramp forming the centrepiece prop.

“It’s a combination of all the action sports in one show … you can go there and under one roof see all the biggest tricks,” Jones said.

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