There’s no greater an event to kick off the festival season and a summer of top sport than the world-class Bournemouth Rugby Sevens. Now the world’s largest sport and music festival, Bournemouth 7s completely dominates the town’s end of May Bank Holiday weekend with a mixture of professional and amateur rugby, netball, dodgeball and hockey – last year’s event attracted almost 400 teams!
The 7s also welcomes big-name DJs and dance acts to play their sets in dedicated arenas, plus pop-up bars and a giant funfair. The event is based at Bournemouth Sports Club, Chapel Gate, right by Bournemouth Airport in Hurn and just off the main Wessex Way . Camping and glamping tickets are popular if you’re making a weekend of it. If you don’t fancy taking your car, you can catch a dedicated 7s shuttlebus straight there from Bournemouth train station.