FMX legend Levi Sherwood will headline the entertainment at the HSBC New Zealand Sevens tournament in Hamilton, with the 2017 Summer X Games gold medallist performing his incredible bag of tricks at FMG Stadium on Sunday 4 February.

In a coup for tournament goers, a jump ramp will be inserted into the heart of the Mill Street Park Entertainment Zone for Sherwood to wow the crowd with the skills that have made him the most successful rider in the history of Red Bull X-Fighters.

With Red Bull now on-board as the official Energy Drink Partner of the HSBC New Zealand Sevens, the event will benefit with new entertainment and access to some of New Zealand’s best action sports heroes.

“With Levi Sherwood getting in behind the Sevens, the hottest tickets of summer just became complete scorchers,” said New Zealand Sevens General Manager Steve Dunbar.

“Levi is a massive drawcard for the tournament and his presence is a real score for Hamilton. Those lucky enough to have tickets will get far more for their money than world-class sevens rugby. We have an exciting entertainment offering planned over the whole weekend including Levi and his amazing tricks.

“Hamilton’s Sevens’ festival will spill outside the stadium into the Mill Street Entertainment Zone. Fans will get to see Levi performing tricks on the ramp that will run nearly the length of the entertainment area. All entertainment and fun rides are included in the ticket price, so it’s outstanding value for money,” Dunbar said.

Sherwood said he can’t wait to perform in Hamilton.

“I’m really looking forward to the Sevens in Hamilton. Usually I’m always competing overseas, so it’s great to be able to ride at home, showcase my tricks for the fans and let people see the recent progression of FMX.”

Public tickets for HSBC New Zealand Sevens have sold out, however, there are still limited opportunities for rugby and FMX fans to get tickets through All Blacks Tours, hospitality options via www.sevens.co.nz, and offers from tournament partners.

There may also be a small release for any tickets that become available at a later date. Fans should sign up to www.sevens.co.nz to be notified of this.

Levi Sherwood mini bio

• Started riding motorbikes at age four. At 12 was invited to ride on the Crusty Demons Australasian tour

• At 17, wins opening round of the Red Bull X-Fighters in Mexico, his first ever professional appearance

• 2012 overall champion Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour • 2016 wins gold in FMX at Nitro World Games in Salt Lake City

• 2017 wins golds for Moto X Best Trick and Moto X Freestyle at Summer X Games in Minneapolis

• At only 26, the “Rubber Kid” from Palmerston North is the most successful Red Bull X-Fighter ever