Sportbeat Festival of Music, Sport and Family Fun

sport beat gloucesterThe SportBeat Festival is guaranteed to be an action-packed weekend; it’s an event for all the family to enjoy.  Oxstalls Sports Park is the venue, previously used for the hugely popular Timeout Gloucester City Festival of Volleyball, which ran for 24 years, the orgainisers for which have been enlisted to help out at SportBeatFest. The Festival is an exciting concept mixing music and sport, so whether you are happy to watch, listen, play or, join in it’s your choice as there should be something for everyone to do.

The dates for your diary are 6th-8th June; it’s a great way to spend time with friends and family and also your chance to play in the two day, 6-a-side volleyball tourney.  Sport plays a major part at the Festival, teams will be competing to be crowned ‘SportBeatFest Champions 2014’ in Rugby 7s, Netball and Volleyball.  A tournament format will determine who makes it through to the Finals on Sunday afternoon. Spectators are welcome to watch and encourage all teams taking part in what promises to be an exciting weekend of sport.

On the Music front we have a Main and Campfire Stage, this year we have added an Academy Stage for up and coming local, young artists to perform on. Last years acts included The Feeling, The Lightning Seeds, Juan Zelada, The Vamps, Mark Morriss of the Bluetones, Ryan Keen, Young Kato and Mad Dog Mcrae.  Details of this year’s line-up will be released as and when acts have been confirmed.

The Sportbeat Crew comprises of former Beach Volleyball players Jody Gooding and Denise Johns who spent five years playing for Great Britain on the World Tour and Jack Adams former GRFC, England Sevens player now with Cinderford RFC.  Between them the experiences gleaned from playing sport around the globe has helped them to put on an amazing, friendly community based Festival, the City is proud of.

They also have a great team behind them with over fifty years in the event industry.  The Sportbeat Festival is part of the BIG (Believe in Gloucester) campaign and last year won the BIG ‘Community Event of the Year Award’

If you would like more information about the Sportbeat Festival either as a volleyball player, team or Festivalgoer then please contact us at for further details.

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Volleyball In brief:

The Sportbeat Festival of Music, Sport and Family Fun will be taking place over the weekend of 6th-8th June.

A 6 v 6 outdoor volleyball tournament is one of the sports selected for the Festival alongside Netball and Rugby 7s.

The venue: Oxstalls Tennis Centre, Gloucester, previously used for the Timeout Gloucester City Festival of Volleyball.  Camping and parking is available onsite, from Friday last afternoon until Monday morning.

Entry via the website is £20 per person to enter your team and compete in a 6 v 6 grass tournament over 2 days.  This gains you access to watch the Music Festival and many other attractions


  • Mixed, Ladies or Men
  • Competitive or Social
  • Minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 10.


  • 2 days of competition
  • Pool matches leading to Finals

Volleyball pros will be on site to give some helpful tips if requested!

For details

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