Dirt Quake 5 at Adrian Flux Arena

the fifth edition of Dirt Quake has sold more tickets than any event, ever at the Hallowed Norfolk Speedway...

pics By Michael Fordham/Influx

Gary Inman, Dirt Quake organiser and editor, publisher and general kingpin of Sideburn Magazine told us a couple of years ago that he’d never do it again. We never believed him.

And as the fifth edition of the annual festival of non-serious bike racing appears over the horizon, our suspicions proved correct and the event is more popular than ever.

Our favourite hairy Belgian, PVC

In fact, a missive went out this week to subscribers that the weekend has sold more tickets at the Adrian Flux Arena than any event in the cinder oval’s history.

Goes to show that the alt.bike culture scene has come of age.

This year’s event features a whole shaboodle of good stuff. There’s a chance to win a MUTT built custom bike. There’s also a few good bands playing.

DQ impressario Gary Inman. He said he'd never do it again.

Friday night is TV Crime, punk/power pop from Nottingham. Saturday, in the middle of the track, are Dirt Quake regulars Dream Themes, supplying the soundtrack to the race action and for Saturday night we have these instr-o-mentals, The Fuzillis!

Plus The Fuzillis will be joined by a very special TV star live on stage.

AND there are the greatest DJs – Dave Taylor, Katy B and Sir Johnny Alpha – spinning delicious 7in vinyl ONLY on both Friday and Saturday night.

You still have chance to buy a £15 advance ticket.

In the pit.