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Bournemouth 7s festival goes next level for year 13

Posted on: 31/01/2020

It’s news that will have a lot of festival-goers chomping at the bit – Bournemouth 7s Festival is back and looking bigger than ever before.

Though 2019’s event welcomed a mammoth 30,000 people to the stunning surroundings of Bournemouth Sports Club, this year’s festival looks set to be even bigger with new entertainment arenas, a brand-new campsite and an innovative Theatre of Teams sports hub all set to debut in May 2020.

Never one to stand still, the Bournemouth 7s Team have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to enhance the festival experience for festival-goers and sports people alike with a host of new additions.

The expanded Main Festival Arena will host brand new festival arenas, to be announced, whilst festival favourites – the Beer Tent, Bunker and Big Top return for another year! Meanwhile, the festival’s campsite and exclusive glamping area will be located right next to the arena offering immediate access to the festival tents and bars.

Meanwhile, the all-new Theatre of Teams looks set to revolutionise the playing experience at the festival. With easy access next to the festival entrance, the sporting hub will move Bournemouth 7s rugby pitches into the centre of the sporting action, creating an all new atmosphere for the rugby and netball cups alike.

Roger Woodall, Festival Founder, said “Since we closed the doors on 2019, we’ve been working hard to take the festival experience for all of our guests to the next level. From the exciting new party arenas in our much-improved festival arena to the Theatre of Teams, this looks like one not to miss. We genuinely believe there is something for everyone at Bournemouth 7s.”

Discussing the new sports arena, Woodall added: “Sports people have always been at the beating heart of the festival and, now, for the first time ever, we have created a dedicated area that will be the central hub for players. The Theatre of Teams will have its own dedicated seating, bars and exclusive activations. This one is genuinely #ForOurTeams.”

The world’s largest sport and music festival returns this late May Bank Holiday at Bournemouth Sports Club, Chapel Gate. Renowned as the Sporting Glastonbury, Bournemouth 7s Festival has established a formidable reputation over the past 12 years amongst sports people and festival goers alike.

By day, 400 Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Dodgeball and Volleyball teams compete in a range of elite and social sports tournaments across the 65-acre site – a wonderful sporting spectacle. By night, the festival offers 12 vibrantly themed festival areas hosted by an array of live acts and DJs.

The Ultimate Ticket, an undoubted hit from 2019, will be back again for 2020 offering access to the exclusive surroundings of V.VIP and the celebrated VIP Colourseum – the festival’s official home of colour, banter and party games.

Tickets are expected to sell out again in 2020. To become part of Bournemouth 7s in its 13th year, visit to secure your Ultimate, Weekend or Day ticket when they go on sale.


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