It's dubbed the most explosive event on the planet and Northlanders can get to see first hand just how incendiary Nitro Circus LIve is when it comes to Whangarei in January.

Nitro Circus LIve will come to Whangarei for the first time ever on January 29, next year, at Toll Stadium, bringing 32 of the biggest names in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, skating, scooter and inline skating on a national tour.

Two of New Zealand's own are leading the charge, riding on home soil for the first time since making global headlines.

Kiwi Jed "The Warrior" Mildon shook the action sports landscape in May 2015 with his quadruple BMX backflip - the first ever landed in BMX.

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Three-time X Games medallist Levi Sherwood, from Palmerston North, will also feature in the show.

In addition to death defying feats and jaw dropping world's first attempts, the Whangarei audience can also look forward to seeing a host of new contraptions take flight off of Nitro Circus Live's all-new 40-foot Giganta Ramp.

Everything from trikes and tall bikes to a kayak and a whiskey barrel will go airborne but, the organisers say, safe landings are far from guaranteed.

"New Zealand is without a doubt one of our favorite places to tour. We are so pumped to be back," says Michael Porra, Nitro Circus CEO and creative director.

"Action sports are such a major part of the local Kiwi culture. Everywhere we go fans are totally dialled in and just go mad for the show, which amps up the riders and inspires them to push their limits even farther."

Tickets go on sale September 11 at www.nitrocircus.live