Time Off: HUB of the Action; Janet Tansley on a Celebration Which Marks Liverpool as the Capital of Youth Culture

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Time Off: HUB of the Action; Janet Tansley on a Celebration Which Marks Liverpool as the Capital of Youth Culture


Byline: Janet Tansley

ONE of the UK's biggest celebrations of hip hop, skateboarding, BMX'ingand graffiti art is about to hit the streets of Liverpool.

The HUB festival is blazing onto the city's Pier Head this weekend and it's a huge free, two-day event aimed at anyone passionate about youth culture.

The biggest names in skate boarding and BMX will be performing some of their most innovative,mind-boggling tricks,including world champion skate boarder Simon Tabron,and one of the most renowned BMX riders in the world,Phil Dolan.

And there will be music too,from some of the hottest,new hip hop acts from the US and UK,including artists from Def Jux Records, the world's largest independent hip hop label.

More than 50 top graffiti artists from all over the world will create a giant,500 metre wall of art work.

And flying over from New York will be graffiti giant Dr Revolt, who appeared in the 1981 cult film,`WildStyle'.

A huge `street course'is being constructed for all boarders, skaters and BMX'ers to show what they cando. There will be amateur skateboarding,BMX and in-line skating competitions for under 18's -with ani-pod,electric scooter and decks up for grabs. …

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