Beware poor imitations: the original, biggest and best monster truck show in the world is coming to the Manchester Arena for three days from Friday 12 August make sure you park your car in the right place or it could end up getting seriously mangled!
Clear Channel Entertainment is proud to announce the UK debut of the awesome MONSTER JAM - this is live and loud! The high octane MONSTER JAM is a stunning family show consisting of the coolest monster trucks and Freestyle Motocross with some of the world's best drivers.
MONSTER JAM is one of the biggest and most popular entertainment events in the US running around 250 shows and selling 2.3 million tickets annually.
Channel 4 will broadcast a full on brand new Brit version of the smash US hit show MONSTER JAM from 24 April, starring Stacey Cadman (Cave Girl in the CBBC hit).
A monster truck is approximately 11 feet tall and 12 feet wide. They are unique custom-designed machines and weigh a minimum of 9,000 pounds. The tyres alone are 66-inches tall! Monster trucks are built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, these beasts generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can jump a distance of 110 to 115 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 25 feet in the air.
All monster trucks have a name - Monster Mutt, Superman, Grave Digger and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle are already confirmed for the Manchester date and more will be announced too.
The monster trucks compete in two different competitions - side-by-side racing and freestyle. Side-by-side is the traditional format - the first truck, with the least penalties, across the line is the winner. The freestyle competition allows drivers a limited amount of time on the open floor to show off their skills and outrageous tricks.
As well as the tickets allowing general access to the show, MONSTER JAM fans can buy tickets for the pre-show pit party. This is an exclusive chance to meet the drivers of the monster trucks and see the trucks up close. The Pit Party ticket (can only be purchased with a show ticket) gives access to the floor of the arena so fans can get to see where the action happens. The Pit Party is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with MONSTER JAM and see just how big the trucks really are. It's also a great time to get some fantastic pictures and autographs.
MONSTER JAM is a one-of-a-kind experience. It's taken the US by storm and now the UK is sure to follow. Don't miss out!
Monster Jam at the Manchester Arena
Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August
Pit Parties - Fri 6.00pm, Sat & Sun 12.00pm (1hr)
Performances - Fri and Sat - 8.00pm, Sat & Sun 2.00pm
(doors 90 mins prior to performance)
Adults #22.50, Kids #15.00, Pit Party #3.50 (optional