Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, I spent the Saturday and Sunday at Bournemouth 7s Festival. I had my ticket booked so long ago and was due to go in May 2020, so I felt like writing about my experience there.

Group of people at festival

If you have been following me for a while, you may remember that in lockdown last year, I tried recreating Bournemouth 7s Festival in my back garden.

Related: Throwing a festival lockdown party

Luckily I was able to stay at a friend's house so I didn't have to do any camping. I'm so glad, it was such a tiring weekend so I needed the proper sleep in a bed.

Day 1 

For day 1 my friends and I went out for breakfast so we could line our stomachs and started drinking pre-lunch time. No judgment here it was a big weekend! We had some more pre-drinks at the house before heading to the festival at around 2pm.

The queue for day 1 was pretty long as we had to show covid passes or test results, tickets, ID, and our bags all in different places.

When we arrived we tried out all of the different music tents and got the drinks in. The sponsored drink this year was White Claw, which I really think helped me out. Because it's a hard seltzer which is quite watery, it was so easy to drink all day and was quite hydrating. They were also not too strong so I didn't overdo it too early. Incidentally, water was £3 and these cans were £4!

The headlining act on day 1 was Ella Eyre. She was good but the main tent was so full and we were so far back that we couldn't really see that well and it was getting a bit crowded, so we ended up just going to an RnB tent which was so good.

Day 2

Again, we had a couple of drinks before leaving for 7s, some of us were more hungover than others (I am smug because it's usually me but I felt amazing - thank you White Claws). We left for 7s earlier and there was no queue as we all had wristbands by that point so got in a lot quicker.

We did actually watch about 5 minutes of rugby on Sunday, I know it's mainly for sports but I much prefer just dancing and listening to music to watching the sports (sorry!)

After that we did a bit of the Bingo Lingo which was good, my feet were killing from the day before and there was still so much walking be done so I was just grateful for sitting down really.

As for the rest of the day, it was pretty much the same as the day before, just going between tents and dancing listening to the different music.

We didn't end up seeing the headlining act, but I can't remember who it was anyway and the other tents had such good music anyway that it didn't really matter.

It feels quite weird now because that was the last event in Bournemouth that I'll probably go to for a while because I've finished uni there now. But I'm looking forward to more events in the future.

Have you been to any festivals this year?


  1. Ahh I love festivals! I used to go to the Download festival in the UK and loved it before moving to Australia. I must admit I love the sound of that White Claw. The secret is definitely in the amount of water in it, which explains why you weren't as hungover. Result! That's awesome. I'll have to keep a look out for it :)

  2. Sounds like you had an amazing time! I bet it was nice to do something 'normal' for once. I haven't been to any sortof festival in a long time, but thismakes me want to go to one!
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

  3. I love festivals but I haven’t been to any this year. This looks like you had loads of fun

  4. Sounds like a lot of fun. I miss music events and really need to book one soon.

  5. Not gonna lie, I had no idea the 7s festival was about rugby! I totally just thought it was another music festival - looks like a lot of fun and I definitely want to go next year.

    Caroline |

  6. Sounds like a lovely time at the festival! It's wonderful to hear you were able to attend and spend some time with friends!

  7. I love a good festival and it sounds like you had the best ever time!

  8. This looks like the best festival everrr! I bumped into someone going to this a few weeks ago but had never heard of it! It looked epic! So jealous


  9. Sounds like it was a fun festival. And that you had so much fun.

  10. The festival sounds like a lot of fun and I’m happy
    You were able to enjoy yourself. Recreating it in your backyard was a cool idea.

  11. I think the UK has some of the best festivals -- this one sounds really good and like a really entertaining, fun time can be had. I know a lot of people who really missed going out to them when everything stopped because of Covid-19 so I can just imagine how great it is when other festivals open up again, etc.