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Rockhampton stunt fanatics miss out on Nitro Circus

WHAT A MISS: The 2013 Nitro Circus Live event at Browne Park (see one of the stunts pictured above) pulled a crowd of 10,000 but they have decided to bypass Rocky next year.
WHAT A MISS: The 2013 Nitro Circus Live event at Browne Park (see one of the stunts pictured above) pulled a crowd of 10,000 but they have decided to bypass Rocky next year. Allan Reinikka Rokanitro

WE can go as "nuts" as we want, Rockhampton, but we still won't make the cut to host Nitro Circus Live next year.

Nitro Circus Live officials this week announced the thrill-riddled stunt show will be hosted at two Queensland venues this year, but sadly there will be no cigar for Rockhampton.

The two Queensland regions hosting the action-packed event are Mackay, in April, and The Gold Coast.

Nitro Circus Live marketing manager Nathan Brown yesterday said the Queensland tour had to be cut next year so the crew could finish in time for its 37-stop tour of America from May 2015.

"There is nothing negative to say about why Rockhampton didn't get the show," Mr Brown said.

"Rockhampton folks went nuts last year ... we had a blast in Rockhampton."

Mackay was chosen to host the event over other regional Queensland cities like Rockhampton and the Sunshine Coast because Nitro Circus Live had not been there before.

The team wanted to hit a new market.

Mr Brown said the event was returning to the Gold Coast because it was the company's second strongest regional market, after Newcastle in New South Wales.

About 50 athletes will take part in next year's tour.

Last year the tour finished its Queensland leg in June in Rockhampton.

Nitro Circus Live started as a DVD series, created by Travis Pastrana, in 2004.

In 2009 it was turned it into a live show, which debuted in 2010 in Brisbane.

Since then the company has held 119 shows around the world including Australia, New Zealand, China, South Africa, America and all across Europe from the UK to Russia.

Topics:  nitro circus, rockhampton, stadium, tour




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