Festival-goers aren’t known for liking to sleep the day away; let’s face it, the hectic energy and all-night dancing that comes along with a festival weekend are part and parcel of the experience itself.
That said, some events stand out as perfect for those who like to mix their favourite performers with the chance to team up, work up a sweat, and go for the win. Among those events, the Sportbeat Festival stands supreme.
The Sportbeat Festival returns for 2016 with more big name acts than ever. From August 20th to 21st, you’ll be able to experience legends such as The Charlatans, Happy Mondays, and Echo & the Bunnymen. Jaguar Skills is back as the resident DJ, and up-and-coming Bristol band Coasts, who have just carried off sell-out tours in the UK and US, are expected to make their voices heard.
Those performers would be enough to draw crowds, but the Sportbeat Festival’s main draw, as you might have guessed, is sport itself.
You’ll be able to enter your team in either a 6-a-side grass volleyball or netball tournament. Both offer competitive or local league divisions. If you’d like to sign-up for volleyball, you’ll need a maximum of 10 and a minimum of 6 players, all able to play, referee, and score. For netball, you’ll also be able to choose between ladies and mixed divisions. Teams will have the chance to earn the coveted title of SportBeat Champions of 2016.
Rounding off the athletic offerings is the Lee Forty Sports ‘Rugby Skills’ workshop, which will be coached by a former Gloucester RFC player.
These tournaments and skills workshops make Sportsbeat a great festival for active families, and there’s plenty of things to keep the little ones entertained while you’re battling it out for the title. Arthur’s Vintage Fare is returning, bringing with it the iconic helter-skelter that has become such a symbol of the event. Gloucester’s Secret Garden Nursery will be able to take care of the tykes when you need to play.
Not many festivals could showcase acts like those listed above and still have even more exciting events to talk about, but Sportbeat is one of them. It’s quickly becoming a favourite for families who like to get out and enjoy themselves on the weekend, and the event is getting more and more popular each year. If you want a shot at this year’s top-spot, make sure you get organised and train up!