Vans "Downtown Showdown 2012" - updates and Half Cab party info.

Ryan Gray Ryan Gray

It’s merely a fortnight until Vans epic “Downtown Showdown” event is set to take over Amsterdam, and, as such, updated info keeps on rolling in.

Firstly, Steve Caballero is going to be in town to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Half Cab, with Lance Dawes’ “Twenty” exhibition opening at the Westergasfabriek, John Cardiel taking to the decks for a DJ set and Ray Barbee playing a spot of live music. The exhibition opens to the public at 5pm on August 2nd so be sure to check it out if you get chance.

Two days later on August 4th, the main Downtown Showdown will kick off at the Westergasfabriek, with heads from all over the world battling it out for their share of the 50,000 Euro in prize money on offer, with jams taking place on 4 one-of-a-kind obstacles that have been designed by Palace, Flip, Blueprint and Antiz.

In addition to the main comp, the day will also play host to stalls from local skateshops, a Lovenskate screenprinting stand, Van Doren serving up waffles, art workshops, info on Skatepark Amsterdam’s fight against eviction and plenty more besides.

Keep an eye out for more info nearer the time and footage shortly after the event…

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