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1 February 2011

The American motor sensation comes to Derby in May 2011

Putting the demolition into Derby on 28 and 29 May 2011, Monster Jam is set to make its debut at the stadium. Beware poor imitations: MONSTER JAM, the original, biggest and baddest monster truck show in the world is coming to the Pride Park Stadium.

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, sickest tricks and craziest stunts. MONSTER JAM hits the Stadium in Derby May 2011. The tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, February 4 2011 and are available from the hotline on 0871 472 1884 [*Calls to an 0871 are charged at 10p per minute from a standard BT landline, calls from other networks and mobiles may be considerably more] or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

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. The Derby show will see the appearance of the iconic Grave Digger, the return of Maximum Destruction and Madusa, plus the crowd favorites Monster Mutt and El Toro.

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 tires 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 distrance110 to 115 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 25 feet in the air.


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, jumping and crushing as many obstacles as possible.

As well as the tickets allowing 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 actual competition floor of Pride Park Stadium where fans can see firsthand 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 pictures and autographs.

MONSTER JAM is a one-of-a-kind experience. It is here for these shows only - don't miss out!

Date: Saturday AND Sunday, May 28 and May 29 2011

Venue: Pride Park Stadium, Derby

Times: Pre-Event Monster Jam Pit Party 1130 ? 1300 /
Monster Jam @ 1500

Prices: ?15.50, ?20.50 and ?24.50- early bird deal: free pit party pass to buyers who purchase in the month of February or by 28 February. (Limited to the first 2,000 buyer per show).
Pit Party ticket ?5 (can only be purchased with a show ticket)

Tickets: Available from the hotline on 0871 472 1884 or
www.ticketmaster.co.uk.


For more information, statistics, interviews with the drivers or competitions please contact Chris Hewlett on 0845 601 2833 or chris@chrishewlett.com

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