FREE FESTIVAL & MAJOR SPORTING EVENT
This October, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet will set off from Alicante, Spain on a race around the world, visiting 12 cities touching six continents – and for the first time in its history the race will stop in Cardiff, Wales from 27 May to 10 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.
Find out more about the ultimate ocean marathon, across the world’s toughest oceans, in the Volvo Ocean Race cinema – and don’t forget to take a photograph with the iconic trophy. Explore the Race Village and experience a ra...nge of action-packed activities, visit the trade stalls or just relax and listen to the live music on the waterfront.
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.
Cardiff Stopover Race Village
27 May — 10 June
Sunday 27 May 10am- 9.30pm
Monday 28 May 10am- 9.30pm
Sunday- Thursday 10am 7pm
Friday – Saturday 10am-9.30pm
Military Festival of Music
Saturday 2 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.
Friday 8 June – Sky Ocean rescue InPort Race in the Estuary
Saturday 9 June Pro-Am Race in Cardiff Bay
Saturday 10 June The boats will depart Cardiff
For more information head over to: volvooceanracecardiff.com/
Volvo Ocean Race app
The best way to follow this incredible nine-month adventure, as 66 men and women race around the world, is via the Volvo Ocean Race app: volvooceanrace.com/en/app.html.