frequently asked questions
We do not check tickets against your name so if you have a valid ticket you will have no problem.
However, we can not 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.
All tickets are sent out prior to the Festival, our ticketing is split between Teams whom are playing sport at the festival (Team Tickets) or General Public Tickets
Team Tickets – All Team tickets will be emailed to the captains of each team in mid-August. This includes any upgrades individuals would have purchased. You can either bring mobile tickets or print them off and distribute them to your team members.
General Public Tickets – All other tickets are emailed the same day when purchased from our ticketing partner. Bring this email with you, either on your phone or a printed copy upon arrival.
NO TICKET = NO ENTRY
Last Entry Times:
• Friday – 11pm (Campers Only)
• Saturday & Sunday – 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.
If you purchase a Student admission ticket then you must show a current College / Student, NUS or TOTUM card AND another form of accepted ID (Passport or Driving License) to prove your age upon arrival.
Student ID must be valid with a clear photo and expiry date.
We do NOT accept UNIDAYS or similar student apps as a form of ID.
Bournemouth 7s accepts the following forms of ID:
UK Photocard Driving Licence
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.
You are not allowed to give your wristband to anyone else. If you transfer your wristband to another person, you and the individual who has been given the wristband will be removed from the festival.
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 as much as possible.
Shuttle Bus – Available to pre-book (cheaper) or purchase on the day. Get tickets HERE.
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 (Yellow Gate) 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 Campervans are permitted. Get car park ticket HERE.
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.
The campsite is split into separate zones and we even have a women’s only camping area with private showers and toilets.
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 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:
Friday between 4pm – 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 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 goodtime to have the best possible experience.
Yes, the following are NOT allowed into the Festival, all of which will be removed and seized during the security searches upon arrival.
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.
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.
The Campsite opening times are:
Friday 27th August from Midday and closes on Monday 3oth August at Midday. Please note you can start queuing from 10.00am on the Friday however gates will open the same time as the campsite (Midday).
Yes, there will be a dedicated charging point at the Info Point located next to the Main Entrance
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.
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.
The rumours are true, there is a Women’s only Camping area that offers a cosy 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.
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.
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.
Hot showers are available at the following times in all camping areas:
Friday: 12pm – 9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 6am – 9pm
Monday: 6am – 10am
Friday 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 Bank Holiday Weekend.
Please note: The Box office is not open to any non-playing Day or Weekend Tickets holders who want to trade their ticket for a wristband. All Day and weekend ticket holders MUST arrive early on the Saturday / Sunday to do this.
Yes, in essence but only until 6pm. Festival guests over the age of 18 can leave and re-enter freely up until 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Any festival guests under 18 will not be permitted to come and go freely between the 1pm entry and 6pm leaving cut off times.
Anyone wishing to leave site after 6pm must pre-register and provide proof of local accommodation. Passes will be issued from the Info Point located near the main entrance to PLAYERS WHOSE MATCHES END AFTER 4 ONLY.
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.
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 question 16.
Yes, the 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 Saturday & Sunday.