Vans Shop Riot returns this weekend in Germany and Portugal before heading all over Europe until September. Due to the ongoing celebrations of the Vans Shop Riot Series 10th Anniversary.
Beginning in Germany and Portugal this weekend, before heading across most EMEA territories including UK, France, Italy, Spain, Israel, Benelux & Scandinavia...
On a local level, each country sees the top shop teams compete for one day in one of their locales best skateparks. It’s a strict street contest. As for the competition format, it’s one vs the other in true Shop Riot fashion. Then from a pan-European perspective, each countries winning team will qualify for an all-expenses paid trip to the European Shop Riot Finals.
For the past couple of years, Vans have partnered with a relevant skate artist on the creative execution. This year they team up with UK artist, Phil Hackett. His clients include The BBC, GQ, Titus Skateshop, Friendship Skateboards, and many more. Phil has been skating since the early '90s, and recently produced a series of illustrative books and prints based on this theme. Phil says “the chance to collaborate with Vans for this year's Shop Riot has been a dream job to date, furthermore being given such creative freedom has made it even more enjoyable".
Every year, the Shop Riot Finals are held in a different country. For 2018, Vans have partnered with Spitfire, and the finals will take place in Milan, Italy in early October.
Check out Vans Shop Riot for all the latest news and qualifying dates for the upcoming series.
Have a read of our feature from last years' finals: How Vans Shop Riot Supports Independent Skate Shops.