The Strongman Champions League is the biggest competition of its kind in the world, travelling to 16 countries from Russia to the Caribbean – and it’s coming to Gloucester for the first time in 2022.
The event takes place at Orchard Square, just outside Gloucester Quays, on Saturday 20 August 2022 and promises to be a full day of family entertainment.
With contestants standing at up to seven feet tall and weighing in at over 200 kilos, spectators can watch them take on unbelievable feats of strength, from deadlifting huge weights, flipping tractor tyres to pushing trucks with their bare hands – with plenty of audience interaction and TV crews there to capture all the action, too.
Ticketholders can also enjoy food, drink, music and shopping within the arena, which will be open from 10am on the day, before the main event starts at 11am.
SoGlos spoke to Adie Monks, director of Unbreakable Promotions and host of the UK Strongman Champions League, about his plans for the event.
As a Gloucester local and having formerly served in the Gloucestershire Regiment, Monks is hugely passionate about giving something back to the local community by bringing the international event to the city and giving local families an incredible day out. He also hopes to make the event an annual occurrence in Gloucester.
For anyone who loves watching The Strongman Champions League on TV over Christmas, Monks promises that the live event is a much more exhilarating experience, as it’s so up close, describing it as ‘a massively impressive visual thing.’
Monks is also keen for local businesses to sponsor some of the events, giving them a chance to have their branding seen across the world. The television audience for the event in the UK and Europe alone is around 90 million, with coverage going out to 75 different countries in total.
Tickets for the event are due to be available in the next few weeks. Monks aims to make ticket prices as affordable as possible. He also added that there would be concessions available for NHS and emergency services workers, as a thank you for their ongoing efforts during the pandemic.