NL CONTEST

Urban Sport & Art Festival
Rotonde Skatepark
Rue Pierre Nuss
Strasbourg, France
Friday May 20th : 12h – 21h30
Saturday May 21st : 10h – 21h
Sunday May 22nd : 11h – 19h

Contest / Schedule / Association / Ticketing / OFF / Guide

The NL Contest by Caisse d’Epargne is an international festival celebrating the urban culture. It is coming back in 2022 for its 16th edition, from the 20th to the 22nd of May, at the Rotonde Skatepark in Strasbourg – same spot, same fun !

More than a competition, this event born in 2005 is unique in Europe. Each year it puts the spotlight on old and new urban sports and groundbreaking trends which redefine our usage and appropriation of urban space based on three values : sharing, dedication and performance.

Strasbourg will bathe in urban culture from March to May, to the rhythm of the OFF events such as exhibitions, performances and a variety of other projects. An eventful period culminating with the gathering of 37,000 aficionados, neophytes or initiates, for three days and three nights of festival.

The NL festival offers a rich schedule, filled with urban sport contests (rollerskate, BMX, skateboard and freestyle scooter), topped with performances (streetball, breakdance, dj’s, graffiti, tricking) and bathing in music. More than sixty booths will surround the festival, where you will find a trade show and additional entertainment.

Each year, the contest welcomes some of the best athletes in the world and both local and international artists.

Rendezvous at the NL Contest for a unique and powerful experience !

The festival in a few figures :

  • 37,000 attendees
  • 450 athletes and artists
  • 20 urban movements
  • 40 competitions
  • Numerous OFF events

THE ASSOCIATION

Nouvelle Ligne (french for New Line) is an association operating to promote the urban culture, with the goal to spread and push the values and lifestyles associated to it. Created in 2004 by professional riders including two world champions, its reputation and expertise in urban sports are well established. The association’s main activity is the organization of competitions and events : several shows in prestigious places such as the European Parliament, as well as rallies at the Rotonde Skatepark in Strasbourg are held each year. While some events have a local to regional reach, such as Jam Sessions and the Teenage Battle, the NL Contest definitely shines internationally.

TICKETING

All places are standing. Free entrance for children under 3 years old.
We highly recommand booking your place online in order to avoid waiting lines.
Any exit will be definitive. Dogs are not allowed on the festival.

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REGISTRATION

ONLINE registration includes free access to the festival.
For PRO registration, please contact us on contact@nlcontest.com

SURVIVAL GUIDE

What payment methods will be used on the festival ?

Entrance : cash, credit card or phone

Food & Drink :
– Cash, credit card and phone to buy tokens
– Some stands will allow direct payment via credit card or phone

Trade Show : at the exponent’s will

How do I come to the festival ?

The full adress is : Skatepark de la Rotonde, Rue Pierre Nuss, 67200 Strasbourg

TRAMWAY :

Tram stop Rotonde, served by A & D lines. A special ticket will be available at tramway stations which will allow 1 person entry to the festival + unlimited tramway and bus for the day.

CAR :

From the A35 Highway, take the Cronenbourg exit, follow the « route de Hochfelden » direction, then turn left at the third traffic light.
The Skatepark’s parking will be reserved to partners and pre-registered riders for security reasons. As such, we recommend you use the following parking and join the park by tram or by foot :
P+R Rotonde : 450 places / Parking + Tram : 4,60€
P+R Ducs d’Alsace : 600 places / Parking + Tram : 4,10€

BIKE :

The Park is easily accessible via bike path. A bike parking will be installed for the festival.

Where can I sleep ?

The Graffalgar :

Near the train station you can find this modern hotel of urban design. Each room is unique and custom-made by artists.
You can get 10€ off by using the code NLCONTEST2022 when booking a room. Breakfast will be open until 12am instead of 10am and you will be able to leave your bags under watch on Sunday.

Booking :
Email : contact@graffalgar.com
Phone : (+33) 3 88 24 98 40
Adress : 17 rue Déserte, 67000 Strasbourg

How to get there :
Gare centrale stop : Tram A/C/D, Bus 2 & 10
Faubourg national stop : Tram B/F
Car : follow Gare Centrale

The Origami Lifestyle :

2 minutes by foot away from the festival location finds itself this original and modern hotel. You can get there in under 10 mins by tramway from the train station.

Booking :
Email : contact@hotel-origami.com
Phone : (+33) 3 88 22 02 02
Adress : 16 Rue du Bataillon de Marche 24, 67200 Strasbourg

How to get there :
Rotonde stop : Tram A/D