BIG Blue Festival “Extreme Sports” 2010

The Big Blue Festival is a new breakthrough extreme sports festival launched this year. Based on the Isle of Wight at Yaverland Beach in Sandown, the Big Blue Festival will take place over three days in September (17 – 19th) and feature over 20 extreme sports on land, air and sea. Saturday will include a party night with a top headline act. The Isle of Wight provides a naturally stunning setting for the event and has a great history in hosting Extreme Sports Festivals. The event ethos is to not only bring some of the top international sportsmen in their field to compete, but also provide everyone the opportunity to get involved and try something new themselves.

What can you expect to see at the Big Blue Festival?  Top professional competitions, sports displays, live music, a kid’s zone and a new concept called ‘PLAY’ where the general public can get involved and try some of the exciting new sports on offer at the event. The sea will be packed with action sports including: Windsurfing Freestyle and Racing Championships, National Paddleboard Championships, Surfing, Kitesurfing on the bespoke slider park, Wakeboards, Sailing, Kayaking and the Thundercats. The state of the art urban park packed is filled with ramps and obstacles that provide an extreme sports playground for anything from BMX , Skateboarding, Beat Box, Graffiti Jams, Parkour and much more.

Get me on Stage

This year the Big Blue in association with GMOS (Get me on Stage) are giving eleven acts the opportunity to rock the main stage over the festival weekend supporting the headline act. The acts will be chosen through to play the main stage; three on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday days and two on the Saturday evening before the festival main headliner. The chosen bands will all receive passes for the whole festival and return ferry tickets to and from the Isle of Wight plus guest passes for their friends. To find out more about how to get your band onstage go to

The Festival activities will culminate in the ‘X-Mile’ charity event on Sunday September19th, 2010 where the general public and competitors will be encouraged to cover an extreme mile on land and water in aid of the Ellen MacArthur Trust. On water participants will be encouraged to complete their mile on paddle-boards, kayaks and even human power with a mile course to swim. To find out more or sign up to the X-Mile visit

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