Since 2008, Bournemouth 7s has been throwing festivals for sports people and party lovers. Attracting over 30,000 people & 400+ touring sports teams to the South Coast every year to the multi-award-winning event. 🤝
Dubbed the ‘Sporting Glastonbury’, touring teams compete in an array of competitions across rugby, netball, hockey, cheerleading, 3×3 basketball, fitness games and dodgeball. Amidst the sport, the main festival arena boasts 12 uniquely themed festival arenas, as well as numerous experiences such as Bingo Lingo, foam parties, a silent disco, a funfair & loads more. 🎡
Curated and delivered by a small team based in Bournemouth, the festival was the brainchild of Dodge & Fleur Woodall who still independently own the business to this day. 🤩
Not one but two new sports stole the show in 2023! Cheerleading and 3x3 Basketball took the total number of sports to 7. The energy continued with Katy B's headline performance and the debut of the C4 Silent Disco.
The 15th Anniversary of B7s did not disappoint! Two new arenas meant that B7s fans could soak up even more atmosphere. DJ legends Chase and Status blew the roof off our Big Top - the perfect ending to an incredible weekend.
The long-awaited comeback festival was spectacular! With Ella Eyre headlining, the National Fitness Games debuting, and Bingo Lingo making it's first B7s appearance, this one was worth the wait!
After postponements and the eventual cancellation due to the pandemic, the 2020 festival wasn't to be. However, the B7s community pulled together and made sure we'd make a fitting return in 2021.
2019 saw the introduction of the Funky Forest, Ya Mum’s House and the all new VIP Colourseum. A headline performance from Professor Green capped off an unforgettable festival weekend!
With 2 new sports, 2 new arenas, a rebranded V.VIP Legends Lounge and a huge headline set from Example, the 2018 festival was a big step up! The brand new Bunker became an instant favourite among our fans!
The 10th anniversary was an incredible celebration, adding more musical legends to the growing list of Bournemouth 7s performances, with MistaJam, Artful Dodger and Brandon Block all wowing the crowds.
Witnessed our first ever festival headline performance by Fatman Scoop, one for the records books. A legendary and historic performance that took the roof off the Beer Tent.
Hitting 30,000 people over the weekend saw the festival hit another milestone, selling out all 4 sports welcoming just under 400 Sports teams going from strength to strength and winning many accolades within the Industry.
Sport Number 4!! With the continued success of the the number of sport teams at the Festival, Hockey was introduced and was an instant hit with our fans. A sell out competition to add to the plethora of sports on offer.
Dodgeball joins the Party and becomes the festival's 3rd Sport. The launch of Dodgeball saw the most extravagant fancy dress and festival goers could even play against England International Rugby legend, Lewis Moody.
Celebrating it’s 5th Birthday and a 20,000 sell out crowd, the festival's sister company was launched. Viper 10 Sportswear provided bespoke kits and team wear to sports teams across the UK and Europe.
Nintendo became the first headline sponsor along with a cheeky performance from The Cuban Brothers. The Beer Tent doubled in size and it was clear that this was becoming something very special.
Radio One’s DJ Spoony dubs the festival the “Sporting Glastonbury”. A loyal fanbase and festival community started to manifest, and so did interest with major international brands including Nintendo, Adidas & Red Bull.
Word spread fast across the Rugby and Netball worlds. Celebrities set their sights on attending the festival. The VIP & V.VIP Arenas cemented their place at the heart of the festival next to the National Cup Pitch.
Bournemouth 7s Festival is born. A unique combination of Sport and Music with an unrivalled atmosphere makes its stamp within the UK festival market. This is where this crazy journey began.