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Volvo Ocean Race Cardiff Stopover Free Festival

27th May - 10th June


With a variety of entertainment, Volvo Ocean Race-themed attractions and food and drink stalls, the Race Village festival site is guaranteed to appeal to a variety of people looking for an exciting day out.

The festival will also have a Welsh flavour, with Welsh producers offering locally-sourced food and drink – from bars offering real ale to the most popular street food vendors. More importantly, it’s the opportunity to give a big Welsh welcome, and show support, to the teams bold enough to compete in the world’s toughest oceans for the ultimate sporting prize.

Getting to the Cardiff Stopover

With a packed 2-week programme planned, here’s a taste of what you can find…

Free Half-term activities

Globe Cinema
Providing an insight into the race itself, revealing more about the characters who have raced themselves and the challenges they have faced.

Race Boat Experience
Impress your friends with a selfie behind the wheel of a replica Volvo Ocean-65 racing yacht!

National Marine Aquarium Workshops
A variety of fun-filled workshops, focusing on the issue of one-use plastic.

Citrus Arts performance, Shipwrecks – The Receivers of the Wreck
Highly physical performances combining circus with dance and drama to tell universal stories.

Organised Kaos Youth Circus – Circus Workshops
Try your hand at diablo, juggling, uni-cycling and more!

Lunchtime Music
Treat yourself to a smorgasbord of musical vibes. Each day the Street Food Village will host live music to accompany the fabulous range of food on offer.

Water Sports Activities
Ever wanted to get out on the water but don’t know where to start? Coaches will be on hand to offer taster sessions in sailing and stand-up paddle boarding. Register for your free space on the day!

Military Festival of Music – Saturday 2nd June
A selection of Her Majesty the Queen’s finest Armed Forces bands including The Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Welsh, The Bugles Pipes and Drums of the Royal Irish Regiment and The Band of the Royal Marines will join us in the Volvo Ocean Race Village.

Sunset Sessions
When the site is open until 9pm, come and sample the delicious food and drink and unwind as the sunsets over Cardiff Bay, with music sessions curated by organisations including BBC Horizons and SWN.


Alexandra Head
Alexandra Head
Cardiff, CF10 4LY
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