The Neilson SUP Armada Festival will take place on the weekend of the 21st-23rd of July 2017 at Bewl Water in Kent.
Everyone is welcome! Now in its 4th year, the family friendly festival will be bring together SUP boarders, their families, friends and the public to get involved with loads of fun SUP activities on the water alongside a range of festival activities and live music on land. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
After the success of last year’s event the festival has expanded over a whole weekend opening on Friday afternoon at 3pm and closing at 6pm on Sunday. Camping and glamping are available on site overlooking the lake, campervans are welcome too and hostel accommodation is also available for those who would like a roof over their heads! It’s the perfect Festival to bring the kids to for a long weekend – it’s great value, safe, fun and friendly and there is plenty to do all weekend. You can book all festival and camping tickets at the Buy Tickets page.
The on-land part of the Festival is FREE to anyone who wants to come and have a look around and enjoy the festival atmosphere – Bewl is a stunning location and with all the action to watch on the water, great kids play areas, live music and quality food and drink its definitely worth a visit. But to get the best out of the Neilson SUP Armada Festival you need to get on the water! Junior Tickets (£15) or Adult Tickets (£20) get you access to all of the SUP activities taking place over the whole weekend and this also includes your safety support on the water from our 3 safety RIB’s and crew. If you have never tried SUP boarding before – this is the perfect event to get involved, there are loads of taster sessions over the weekend, plus other SUP activities for beginners and you could even take part in the Record attempt and leave a Guinness World Record holder! (Last year 84 of our 390 SUP boarders who helped break the World Record record had only learnt that morning!) You can also use one of our SUP’s for all activities – for £10 hire for the whole weekend.
To get a feel for what the festival is all about, check out the film of last years event!
2017 FESTIVAL OVERVIEW
The camp site opens at 3pm on Friday, and if you want to get on the water and have your own board there is recreational SUP’ing available until sunset. Friday evening there will be chilled music on the terrace and food and drink available. Most campers will be arriving during Friday afternoon / evening, getting set up and getting ready for the weekend ahead! On Saturday morning the Euro Tour Race and Euro Tour Charity Challenge registration opens at 8.30am, for a briefing at 10am and start at 10.30am. General SUP Armada Festival registration is open from 9am. The Red Paddle Junior Races will take place at 1pm on Saturday and the Guinness World Record attempt will take place later on Saturday afternoon around 3.30pm. All the other SUP activities run throughout Saturday and Sunday, just head down to the water and book onto whatever session you want to have a go at!
ON THE WATER – ONE TICKET FOR ALL SUP ACTIVITIES
THE SUP ARMADA MASS PARTICIPATION GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT * BEGINNER SUP TASTER SESSIONS * KIDS SUP SESSIONS * SUP YOGA* ADVANCED CLINICS * TEAM DRAGON BOARD CLINICS AND RACES * EURO TOUR RACES & EURO TOUR CHARITY CHALLENGE * RED PADDLE CO JUNIOR RACES * FANATIC FUN XL SUP TEAM RACES
SUP BOARD & BUOYANCY AID HIRE AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL (£10 charity donation for each SUP Board, £2 for BA’s)
ON LAND – FREE ENTRY TO THE FESTIVAL
BRANDS VILLAGE WITH ALL THE LATEST SUP GEAR ON DISPLAY * ADVICE FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS * DEMO OPPORTUNITIES * WIN A NEILSON BEACH HOLIDAY * QUALITY FOOD AND CAFÉ AREA * BAR AND LIVE MUSIC * WORLD RECORD ANNOUNCEMENT & AFTER PARTY * KIDS PLAY AREA & PIRATE SHIP * PLASTIC OCEAN FESTIVAL * CAMPING, GLAMPING & HOSTEL ROOMS AVAILABLE ON SITE