BACK from one year off due to the pandemic the ‘sporting Glastonbury’ returns this bank holiday weekend for three days of sport and music to entertain the masses.

Here’s your guide to what’s going on when and where.

What’s happening where?

The three day event takes place at Chapel Gate, East Parley near Christchurch across 12 arenas where a whole host of sporting action takes place in the day including rugby, touch rugby, netball, dodgeball, hockey, volleyball and national fitness game.

Then at night, festival goers can dance the night away to the likes of singer Ella Eyre and DJ sets from Majestic, Rene La Vice, Krakota, James Haskell and Arron Crascall. In addition to a whole host of other local acts.

In total there will be 30,000 people attending including 400 teams and over 100 DJs to party along to.

People can either choose a three day weekend camping ticket, a weekend ticket or a day ticket for Saturday or Sunday.

What's new for this year?

This year the festival takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend instead of May. In terms of acts most of the headliners mentioned above are new this year.

Also new is the addition of Bingo Lingo, E-Sports and National Fitness Games in terms of entertainment. While White Claw and Bubbleluv are two arenas debuting this year.

What time does the festival site open?

Gates open at midday across the weekend, however people can start queuing from 10am if they wish.

Last entry will be 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 11pm on Friday for campers. However, anyone under 18 must be admitted prior to 1pm over the weekend.

Bournemouth 7s state on their website the busiest queue times are usually Friday between 4pm to 7pm and on Saturday and Sunday between 3pm and 6pm and are recommending people to avoid those times.

For campers the campsite is opening from midday on Friday and closes on midday Monday.

How can I get there? Is there parking?

7s encourages all attendees to use the shuttle bus service from Bournemouth coach station or car share where you can.

Tickets for the shuttle bus service can be purchased in advance or on the day with a map of all the stops available online here.

For those who are driving there is an official car park in the field opposite Bournemouth Airport Runway on Parley Lane. Passes need to be purchased in advance which can be done here.

No campervans or coaches are permitted in the car park.

Anyone looking to arrive by taxi can make the most of the festival’s partnership with United Taxis to give customers discounted rates going to and from the event.

What are the Covid-19 entry requirements?

Visitors will need to demonstrate their Covid-19 status via the NHS app by proving immunity from a choice of three options.

To prove immunity visitors must be able to demonstrate a lateral flow test within 48 hours of arrival at the festival or full vaccination or proof of natural immunity based on a positive PCR test within 180 days of the event.

Those who choose to use lateral flow tests may need to take an additional one while at the festival because the results are only valid for 48 hours.

All ticket holders aged over 18 will be asked to provide this information in line with current government guidance and anyone who does not will not be allowed to go in.