FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A GUIDE TO HELP ANSWER ALL OF YOUR QUERIES AHEAD OF BOURNEMOUTH 7s 2022




THE ESSENTIALS

Bournemouth 7s Festival will take place on Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June 2022.

Thursday 2nd June (exclusively for Players and Campers):

  • Gates open from Midday

Please note you can start queuing from 10am on the Thursday, however gates will open the same time as the Campsite (midday).

Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th June:

  • Gates open 9am (for general Admission ticket holders)

Last Entry Times:

  • Thursday – 11pm (Players & Campers Only)
  • Friday & Saturday – 6pm
  • Under 18s – 1pm

B7s also operate a NO re-entry policy after 6pm. All general tickets holders cannot exit and re-enter the Festival after this time.

Bournemouth 7s accepts the following forms of ID:

  • Passport
  • UK Photo card Driving License 

You must bring the physical copy of your ID. We do not accept photocopies or pictures of ID.

If you have purchased a student ticket you will also need a valid NUS, TOTUM or University/ College Card. Student ID must be valid with a clear photo and expiry date.

We operate a Challenge 25 Policy across all our the bars so if you are lucky enough to look Under 25, then be prepared to prove you are Over 18 when required.

If you have purchased a student ticket you will need a valid NUS, TOTUM or University/ College Card. Student ID must be valid with a clear photo and expiry date.

You must also bring a form of accepted ID to prove your age upon arrival. Bournemouth 7s accepts the following forms of ID:

  • Passport
  • UK Photo card Driving License

You must bring the physical copy of your ID. We do not accept photocopies or pictures of ID.

We operate a Challenge 25 Policy across all our the bars so if you are lucky enough to look Under 25, then be prepared to prove you are Over 18 when required.

Yes, Under 18s must follow and adhere to the following restrictions:

  • An adult aged over 21 must accompany you at all times (maximum of 2 under 18s per accompanying adult)
  • You must enter the festival before 1pm
  • You must be offsite by 7pm
  • You are not permitted to leave and re-enter the festival after 1pm
  • You cannot access V.VIP, VIP Colourseum or Campsite at any time
  • You cannot purchase alcohol or cigarettes.

TICKETING

All tickets are sent out prior to the Festival. We have two types of ticketing - Teams who are playing sport at the festival (Team Tickets) or General Admission Tickets.

Team Tickets – All Team Tickets will be emailed to the captains of each team in mid-May. This includes any upgrades individuals would have purchased. You can either bring your e-tickets or print them off and distribute them to your team members.

General Admission Tickets – All other tickets are emailed the same day when purchased from our ticketing partner, Eventbrite. Bring your e-ticket from Eventbrite with you or a printed copy upon arrival.

NO TICKET = NO ENTRY

Team Tickets - Team tickets will be emailed to the captains of each team 2-3 weeks prior to the festival.

General Admission Tickets - All other tickets are sent to the ticket buyer's email address on the day of purchase. You would've received an email from Eventbrite which will contain your ticket so please search for Eventbrite and not Bournemouth 7s, and be sure to check your email junk folder. We recommend you also download the Eventbrite App to manage your ticket. 

Last Entry Times:

  • Thursday – 11pm (Players & Campers Only)
  • Friday & Saturday – 6pm
  • Under 18s – 1pm

B7s also operate a NO re-entry policy after 6pm. All general tickets holders cannot exit and re-enter the Festival after this time.

You are NOT allowed to give your wristband to anyone else. Wristbands are not transferable between people and are void if cut, removed or tampered with. You and the individual who has been given the wristband will be removed from the festival. 

All tickets must be exchanged for a wristband on first entry.

Our official partner Tixel provide a safe and easy place for you sell your ticket to another fan.

To sell your ticket click here and follow the prompts.

If you have already found a buyer for your ticket but want to complete the transaction safely, you can create a private sale by selecting the ‘make my listing private’ option at the final step.

Please note players tickets CANNOT be sold on resale platforms as they are specific to the sport and the team. You will need to sell it directly to somebody who would like to take your place on your team.

We do not check tickets against your name so if you have a valid ticket you will have no problem.

However, we cannot be held responsible for any invalid tickets sold outside of the official Bournemouth 7s channels.

If you have any concerns about a ticket you have purchased, please feel free to contact us.

TRAVEL


Our B7s home is:

Bournemouth University Sports Campus

Chapel Gate

East Parley

Christchurch

BH23 6BL


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As part of the B7s continued greener festival initiative we encourage all attendees to use the Shuttle buses from Bournemouth Coach station or car share where possible. 


Shuttle Bus – Available to pre-book (cheaper) or purchase on the day.


Pick Up and Drop Off (PUDO) – We have a dedicated area if you are being dropped of by friends or family. This is located within the Bournemouth Sports Club Main Entrance on the left hand side please follow the relevant signage to the PUDO area.


Taxi – We have partnered with United Taxis to give B7s customers discounted rates going to and from the Festival – Download their app here for the best rates.


Car / Minibus – If travelling by car or minibus please arrive at the B7s Official Car Park which is located within the field opposite Bournemouth Airport Runway on Parley Lane. Please note that NO coaches or camper vans are permitted. Get car park ticket here.

The earlier the better!! Come make the most of what the Festival has to offer and join everyone in watching the amazing Sport on offer. If you are running a little late the busiest queuing times are traditionally:


Thursday: between 4pm – 7pm

Friday and Saturday: between 3pm – 6pm


We would highly recommend avoiding these times as it’s likely that they’ll be a longer waiting time despite our teams best efforts.

Please note: You will be searched upon entering the festival and anyone may be subjected to additional searches if our security deems it necessary.

Please plan ahead and arrive in good time to have the best possible experience.


CAMPING & ACCOMMODATION

Opens: Thursday 2nd June from Midday
Closes: Sunday 5th June at Midday
 

Please note you can start queuing from 10am on the Thursday however gates will open the same time as the Campsite (Midday).


As always, the earlier you arrive the better chance you get at securing the best spots in the Campsite, avoiding those early morning half naked walks across the campsite.

Everything is within close proximity including Toilets, Showers, Food, Shops and Bars. We do strongly advise turning up as early as possible once our gates open to ensure you have plenty of time to unpack, get set-up and grab a drink!

The rumours are true, there is a Women Only camping area that offers a private and safe environment for those ladies who want to be part of the festival atmosphere but have their own space over the weekend.

The Women Only camping area also offers the following; a secluded fenced off area within the main campsite, private toilets & showers and 24 hour security. However, this area is available on a first come first serve basis and cannot be pre-booked.

Hot showers are available at the following times in all camping areas:

Thursday: 12pm – 9pm

Friday & Saturday: 6am – 9pm

Sunday: 6am – 10am

Our exclusive Glamping packages provide B7s fans with the most luxurious accommodation and services on site.

A separate Glamping area awaits with an abundance of luxury shower and toilet facilities. All our Glamping tents come pre-erected set up waiting for you to arrive.

All of the Spacious Bell tents come fitted with up to 5 single mattresses, pillows, duvets, bedding, interior carpet, small table and exterior lights. Just a short distance from your B7s home is various charging facilities and a vanity area with mirrors and hair dryers to make sure your looking your very best for the evening celebrations.

This area has its own 24 hour security along with an onsite campsite management team to answer any questions you may have.

NO. Access to the whole campsite is strictly for Over 18s only. Anyone who is under the age of 18 will not be permitted to enter the campsite at any time.

No, you are not permitted to bring alcohol into the Festival, including the Campsite. 

However, there will be plenty of bars at the Festival where you can enjoy a drink! You can purchase alcohol from the Main Festival Arena and take it into the campsite. 

FESTIVAL FACILITIES

Yes! There will be lockers and device charging on site all weekend.

Details will be announced ahead of the festival.

Yes, we certainly do but not across all bars. Most bars within the Main Arena will accept card & contactless payments however not all food traders will accept card.

We like to make life as easy as possible for our customers and we have multiple Cash points clearly signposted around the festival site to get Cash out if preferred or needed.

Yes, Bournemouth 7s Festival has its own changing block for PLAYERS ONLY located at the centre of the site. 

This has Male and Female changing areas plus showers and is open from 7am – 8pm on Friday & Saturday.

There are drinking water points throughout the Arena which are free to use and there to keep you hydrated over the weekend.

ENTRY, ACCESS & POLICY

Yes, the following are NOT allowed into the Festival, all of which will be removed and seized during the security searches upon arrival.

  • Alcohol
  • Glass Bottles
  • Campfires
  • Barbecues
  • Camping Stoves
  • Candles
  • Flares
  • Chinese Lanterns
  • Noz Gas
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Synthetic Highs


Bournemouth 7s operates a zero tolerance drugs policy. If you are caught with drugs upon entry, you will not be able to enter the festival and your ticket/wristband will be void. 

Thursday we host an exclusive Players arrivals party, which is open to all Campers and Players. It’s a fantastic opening party so if you fancy starting your B7s experience earlier be sure to purchase a camping ticket and make the most of the weekend.

Please note: The Box office is not open to any General Admission Ticket holders who want to trade their ticket for a wristband. All Day and Weekend Ticket holders MUST arrive early on the Friday / Saturday to do this.

No, unfortunately the festival operates a ‘No Refund' policy across all Team Entry Packages and General Tickets.

Please view our Terms and Conditions for more information.

If the festival is cancelled due to COVID-19 there will be a refund period which will be advertised widely, during this period full refunds can be applied for.

Hot showers are available at the following times in all camping areas:

Thursday: 12pm – 9pm

Friday & Saturday: 6am – 9pm

Sunday: 6am – 10am

Yes, in essence but only until 6pm. Festival guests over the age of 18 can leave and re-enter freely up until 6pm on Friday and Saturday. 

Any festival guests under 18 will not be permitted to come and go freely between the 1pm entry and 6pm leaving cut off times.

Late Entry Passes will be issued from the Info Point located near the main entrance to PLAYERS WHOSE MATCHES END AFTER 4PM ONLY. Late Entry Passes are for teams only and won’t be issued for General Admission ticket holders. Players wishing to enter site after 6pm must provide proof of local accommodation.

Yes of course, children are more than welcome to come along to the festival. All children under 14 years old are able to attend for FREE by choosing a ‘Childs Under 14 Ticket’ on the Tickets Page which will be available in February 2022.

Children over 14 years old must purchase an ‘Under 18 Ticket’.

Please note: All U18 restrictions apply and must be adhered to details are explained in 'The Essentials' category.