What are you doing on Saturday June 30? Not sure, well you should be. It’s a one day Basketball celebration. Even if you can’t shoot a hoop to save your life, with Big Boi from OutKast headlining and UK grime act Dot Rotten, you’ve no excuse not to be there.


From 9am, the free daytime festival kicks off in Windrush Square which will be transformed by the installation of a full size basketball court and bleachers. From 12pm onwards the festival invites the wider community to have a true basketball experience through high-energy 3-on-3 competitions, open participation pick-up games and unforgettable slam dunk contests.

Team Nike from New York will be attending to compete with a specially selected GB ALL-Star team, world famous Team Flight Brothers members Guy Dupuy aka ‘Easy Jumper’ and Kendall Boyd-Hill aka ‘Kasper’.

Festival goers can also be the first in the UK to try out the hotly anticipated ‘Nike + Basketball Game’ that connects digitally enabled footwear with interactive mobile applications to allow ballers to measure their performance.

To be in with a chance of winning four tickets for the festival, simply answer the question below and send your answer to along with your name, address and telephone number.

Who features on Big Boi’s hit single ‘Shutterbugg’?

The winner will be notified by June 26.

Tickets are £5 and all proceeds going to the Luol Deng Foundation. This ticket-only event is only for over 14s.

For more information about the World Basketball Festival click here

Use the Twitter hashtag: #WBFBrixton!