Emil Johansson performs during Slopestyle at Crankworx in Cairns, Australia on May 20, 2023 // Graeme Murray / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202305200283 // Usage for editorial use only //

Crankworx Cairns 2024 // Party in Paradise

Crankworx Cairns is throwing a Party in Paradise and everyone is invited! Over five huge days, send Crankworx into overdrive at Smithfield Mountain Bike Park for the party of the year!  The sun will be shining, the vibes will be high and the music will be epic, with massive musical performances from Aussie artists including Spiderbait!

Jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements, Party in Paradise is set to unite riders, enthusiasts, and locals for an unmissable experience.

Join us for an extravaganza of Mountain Bike, Music and an epic party!


Party In Paradise will see a variety of new and exciting activities added to the Crankworx Cairns program, including:

  • Live Music onsite at Smithfield every day from Thursday to Sunday, hosted on the new Paradise Stage.
  • The Mountain Bike Jam Session will see a contingent of elite riders take to the Cairns Skatepark
  • Sunset Cinema: Movie Night in Paradise
  • The first ever Crankworx Cairns Braap Off
  • Pump Track After Dark
  • Whip Off – now included in Super Saturday scheduling

Party In Paradise – Live Music

Spectators will be able to rock alongside the mountain biking action, as the Party in Paradise welcomes an extraordinary lineup of Australia’s best rock bands. Being delivered in partnership with Queensland Music Festival (QMF), the music event will see an array of bands take to the Paradise Stage onsite at Smithfield, culminating with iconic Aussie rockers Spiderbait who are set to ignite the stage on Sunday, 26 May.

Spectator ticket pricing is unchanged – delivering great value to check out the worlds best freeride mountain bikers alongside some of your favourite bands.


  • Thursday 23rd May – 11am to 3:30pm
    • Will see a number of local acts and DJ’s take to the stage in the lead up to an action packed Specialized Dual Slalom Final at 4pm.
  • Friday 24th May – 5:30pm to 8:00pm
    • The unofficial Downhill afterparty will see Worm Girlz and Beddy Rays rock the Smithfield stage.
  • Saturday 25th May – 3pm to 5:30pm
    • Super Saturday will see two local acts keep the party vibes high in between the Speed and Style and Pump Track Finals.  The DJ will be pumping to carry through the round of 32 and into the first event Pump Track after dark.
  • Sunday 26th May – 1:30pm to 7:30pm
    • The after party is set to start straight after the Slopestyle finals with live music set to start straight after the presentations.  Set from Late November will pump through the afternoon, with Spiderbait set to bring Crankworx Cairns home.

Mountain Bike Jam Session at Cairns Skatepark + Red Bull DJ

When: Wednesday 22nd May

Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Where: Cairns Skatepark on the Cairns Esplanade

Get ready for an electrifying evening of urban freestyle Mountain Bike action at the Mountain Bike Street Jam! This invitational-only event invites the best freestyle Mountain Bike riders to showcase their skills in the heart of Cairns Esplanade’s Urban Skate Bike Park. Under the vibrant lights and with the pulsating beats from the Redbull DJ, competitors will battle it out to perform the tricks that bring the biggest STOKE to the crowd.

Sunset Cinema: Movie Night in Paradise 

When: Thursday 23rd May

Where: Crankworx Cairns Venue

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Join us for the inaugural Sunset Cinema: a Movie Night in Paradise at the Crankworx Cairns venue.  As the sun sets on an action-packed day, settle in for a rainforest film fest like no other. Grab a drink, your favourite snacks and get comfy as we showcase a selection of mountain bike movies from Red Bull and other top creators.  Settle in under the lush canopy and prepare to be captivated by adrenaline-pumping action, breathtaking scenery, and the spirit of adventure.

Crankworx Cairns BRAAP Off

When: Sunday 26th May

Where: Crankworx Cairns Venue – Dual Slalom end section

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am

The Braap Off Comp at Crankworx Cairns is shaping up to be an adrenaline-pumping event! With 50 eager riders ready to showcase their best brap moves at the base of the dual slalom berms, the competition is sure to be fierce and thrilling.

Set against the stunning backdrop of Crankworx Cairns, riders will have the opportunity to build momentum, hit the edge with their most

impressive brap moves, and send dust clouds flying as they race to impress the crowd.

Kicking off at 9am on Sunday 26th of May, the Braap Off Comp is the perfect prelude to the slopestyle big show. Whether you’re a rider looking to test your skills or a spectator eager to witness the action, this event promises to deliver the excitement

And the best part? You can register on the day and stand a chance to win some cool giveaways! So don’t miss out on this epic event at Crankworx Cairns – mark your calendars, bring your A-game, and get ready to braap the edge!

Pump Track After Dark

When: Saturday 25th May

Where: Crankworx Cairns Venue

Time: 6:30pm to 8pm

Get ready to experience the Crankworx Cairns Pump Track finals like never before as we light up the night for the first time ever in Oz.  With the beats pumping from the house DJ and a lineup of local riders with a fierce reputation, this is guaranteed to turn Super Saturday into an epic party. Join us as we kick off the evening under the glow of the lights, where the action is fast, the competition is fierce, and the energy is off the charts. Don’t miss out on this historic event that promises thrills, spills, and a whole lot of fun!