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FindRugbyNow has FOUR WEEKEND PASSES to give away to our readers. There are two ways to win weekend passes:

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Winners will be announced two weeks before the festival – on 19 May 2012.

The Bournemouth Sevens Festival is an action packed weekend filled with enthralling sport, live music and awe-inspiring entertainment. Attracting 20,000 people, and 5,000 competitors, Bournemouth Sevens is the world’s largest rugby, netball and music festival and is globally renowned as the Sporting Glastonbury.

The festival this year takes place on Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd June and includes Touch Rugby, Rugby 7s and Netball competitions for all ability levels. On top of this we have live music playing on the Festival Stage, Dance Tents with Guest DJ’s, RedBull Players Lounge, Pitchside Jacuzzi, Sporting Celebrities, camp sites, women-only camping, sport showing on the big screens and receive attention from the national media.

As the largest rugby, netball and music festival in the world Bournemouth Sevens is the must attend event this summer. Attracting 380 teams and described as a unique mix of Dubai Rugby Sevens and Glastonbury, the festival is an action packed weekend of sport, music and entertainment. Having firmly cemented its place on the sporting and music calendars, the Bournemouth Sevens Festival kicks off the festival season over the Bank Holiday weekend; from the 1st – 3rd June, 20,000 people will descend on Bournemouth Sports Club, with its 65 acres of picturesque land. In only it’s fifth year the Bournemouth Sevens Festival is already impacting on the world rugby scene overtaking the renowned tournaments Dubai and Hong Kong Sevens for team entries. Nintendo Wii Fit Plus, who have been title sponsors of the festival since the inaugural event in 2008, return to the Bournemouth Sevens Festival in 2012.

The Bournemouth Sevens Festival has 6 Festival Arenas with a massive array of entertainment, live music and spectacular shows. Live bands will be performing all weekend in both the beer tent and on the Nintendo festival stage whilst the Animal Bike Tour, Black Knights Parachute Display Team and Kids Zone will keep all the family entertained. Many of England’s international stars will be attending the festival in the exclusive V.VIP Celebrity Lounge. Meanwhile the 2012 event will feature 12 rugby competitions for 172 teams (men’s and ladies), 3 touch competitions for 36 teams and 6 netball competitions for 144 teams.

About Ellaine

Ellaine is the founder of FRN and author of "Mini and Youth Rugby: Complete Guide for Coaches and Parents" (published October 2015). She has been playing rugby union for over 10 years in the UK and the US for teams including Oxford University Blues, London Wasps, Henley, NOVA, and GWU. She has recently developed a love for rugby 7s and has played on several international rugby 7s teams. She also enjoys playing touch rugby and regularly plays for the FRN Mixed Touch Rugby team. She is passionate about helping others develop a love for rugby. View all posts by Ellaine

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