ABOUT US

Bournemouth 7s has become the World’s Largest Sport & Music Festival and is fast approaching its 10th Anniversary! Still privately owned and directed by Roger and Fleur Woodall, the festival is managed by a dedicated team who are proud to bring the #PartyOfTheYear to the South every May. Take a look at our company website here: DiamondSportingGroup.com

The story behind Bournemouth 7s

Renowned as the Sporting Glastonbury, Bournemouth 7s has established a formidable reputation amongst sportspeople and festival-goers alike! Launched in the midst of an economic downturn in 2008, the festival was a considerable risk but fortunately succeeded and has grown every year since!

With numerous awards under its belt, the festival now attracts over 30,000 party people and almost 400 sports teams to Bournemouth over the late May Bank Holiday weekend. The 12 Festival Arenas welcome over 40 live acts and DJs who combine to create a unique festival atmosphere which truly sets Bournemouth 7s apart from the crowd!

HISTORY

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008

2016 Festival

  • People
    30,000
  • Campers
    3,000
  • Rugby
    164
  • Netball
    96
  • Dodgeball
    96
  • Hockey
    32

2016 saw stand-out performances from Fatman Scoop and General Levy, along with the introduction of the Cocktail Garden, Garage Tent & Bulmers Arena. The perfect foundation to start preparations for the 10th Anniversary Festival in 2017!

2015 Festival

  • People
    30,000
  • Campers
    3,000
  • Rugby
    162
  • Netball
    96
  • Dodgeball
    96
  • Hockey
    32

The festival saw 386 teams take part across Rugby, Netball, Dodgeball and Hockey. The brand new Somersby Cider Garden was a highlight, whilst Kopparberg’s Big Top Dance Tent again proved to be a huge hit!

2014 Festival

  • People
    30,000
  • Campers
    3,000
  • Rugby
    184
  • Netball
    96
  • Dodgeball
    64
  • Hockey
    22

The introduction of Hockey 7s, alongside a host of new arenas including the Kopparberg Big Top Dance Tent and the Jägermeister German Beer Tent ensured this was the biggest and best Festival to date.

2013 Festival

  • People
    20,000
  • Campers
    3,000
  • Rugby
    180
  • Netball
    96
  • Dodgeball
    46

The introduction of Dodgeball to the sporting line-up proved a huge success with teams being made up of Dodgeball enthusiasts, groups of friends and sporting celebrities including Former England Rugby Captain Lewis Moody.

2012 Festival

  • People
    20,000
  • Campers
    3,000
  • Rugby
    212
  • Netball
    96

While Bournemouth 7s celebrated it’s 5th year, the 2012 Festival was proud to witness the birth of sister company Viper 10 Sportswear. This was to be the start of a very exciting year for the brand proclaimed as ‘The Next Generation in Sportswear’.

2011 Festival

  • People
    18,000
  • Campers
    2,500
  • Rugby
    202
  • Netball
    96
  • Touch Rugby
    20

Adopting the nickname the ‘Sporting Glastonbury’, Bournemouth 7s 2011 invested heavily in the V.VIP Celebrity Lounge to create a truly memorable experience with hostess service, cocktail barmen, bongo players, themed furniture and decor creating an Ibiza chilled vibe in the day with DJs including Brandon Block cranking the party up into the night.

2010 Festival

  • People
    15,000
  • Campers
    2,000
  • Rugby
    172
  • Netball
    94

The Festival Entertainment was taken to another level with 20 live bands and 10 DJs on the line up including an exclusive set in the VIP Arena by Radio 1’s DJ Spoony.

2009 Festival

  • People
    12,000
  • Campers
    1,000
  • Rugby
    132
  • Netball
    76

An increase in team entries from 96 to over 200 teams made Bournemouth 7s Festival the ‘Largest of its kind in the World’.

2008 Festival

  • People
    8,000
  • Campers
    600
  • Rugby
    96
  • Netball
    16

The first Bournemouth 7s Festival was a truly unique proposition combining amazing sport and brilliant entertainment.

FESTIVAL TEAM

Roger Woodall

CEO & OWNER

Fleur Woodall

FINANCIAL DIRECTOR

Craig Mathie

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Stephanie Essex

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Jon Baker

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Paul Ashurst

EVENTS MANAGER

Lucy Darrall

SALES & MARKETING MANAGER

Dan Berry

DIGITAL MANAGER

Matt Hall

CREATIVE MANAGER

Roya Loughlin

TEAM SALES

Sammy Veneroso

TEAM SALES