ONE of the most exciting events in Bournemouth is back for 2020, and it's bigger and better than ever before.

Bournemouth 7s, taking place over the late May bank holiday weekend, will this year feature new entertainment arenas, a brand new campsite and an innovative new sports hub.

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 sports hub, this looks like one not to miss. We genuinely believe there is something for everyone at Bournemouth 7s."

Known as the sporting Glastonbury, Bournemouth 7s is the world's largest sport and music festival, and has taken place for the past 12 years at Bournemouth Sports Cub, Chapel Gate.

By day, more than 400 rugby, netball, hockey, dodgeball and volleyball teams compete in a range of elite and social sports tournaments across the 65 acre site. By night, 12 vibrantly themed festival areas host an array of live acts and DJs.

The expanded Main Festival Arena will welcome brand new areas, whilst festival favourites, such as the Beer Tent, Bunker and Big Top, return for another year. The festival's campsite and exclusive glamping area will be relocated next to the arena, offering immediate access to the festival tents and bars.

The Theatre of Teams will move Bournemouth 7s' rugby pitches into the centre of the sporting action, creating a new atmosphere for the rugby and netball cups alike. Of the new sports hub, Roger 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 and bars."

Bournemouth 7s takes place from Friday, May 22 to Sunday, May 24. Ultimate, weekend and day tickets are on sale ow from