1.00pm – Gates open
2.00pm – Lunch – Hospitality guests only
3.00pm – Polo Match 1
4.00pm – Beach Rugby
5.00pm – Polo Match 2
6.00pm – Fashion Show
7:00pm – Boogie on the Beach
1:00am – Carriages
*The number and timing of the matches and other aspects of the schedule are subject to change.
The Event shall operate a challenge 25 policy. All guests who appear to be under 25 shall be asked to produce photo ID to prove they are of legal age before they are sold alcohol.
The following hotels know the polo and have hosted polo guests in the past. Depending on your requirement and availability they may offer you upgrades or discounts if you say you are coming to the area to support the polo at Sandbanks.
Otherwise, Poole Tourism www.pooletourism.com has a great variety of local hotels and B&Bs to choose from. For those with ‘festival’ tendencies, I am afraid there is no camping allowed on the beach or in the car park!
Smart casual – you will look out of place in jeans, trainers or sportswear! All seating is uncovered – please dress appropriately. Ladies! please bring suitable shoes as some parts of the site are on sand and access to the site will require you to walk across the beach.
Sandbanks offers the ‘beach wheelchair scheme’. Disabled spectators with special requirements are asked to email Sandpolo email@example.com to discuss their needs.
No re-entry after 9 pm
For Satnav users the postcode BH13 7QQ will take you to the event carpark. Others should follow the AA event signs, sharply dressed folk in smart cars or their trusted road maps. One option is to make use of the Parking Spaces in and around Poole Bus Station. From there, on the hour, the Number 52 bus takes you straight to Sandbanks in about 30 mins! For further information go to www.wdbus.co.uk
For phone users click this link and it will load up google maps.
There will be a variety of good quality, reasonably priced food and beverages at the event throughout the day. No food or drinks (other than water) is to be brought into the event area. Guests will be welcome to leave the event at any stage to take advantage of the other catering outlets on or near the beach. Sandpolo hospitality guests will be catered for throughout in the Arena Marquee. Please do not bring any glass to the event.
Bags may be checked by the event organisers at any time. Cancellation of the event will only take place if extreme circumstances make it unsafe to play. The event organisers reserve the right to refuse admission or remove ticket holders from the event without giving a reason. No glass is to be taken onto the beach.
Hot tips for the sun – don’t forget to: Slip (on a long sleeved T-shirt) Slap (on a broad brimmed hat) and Slop (on some sun cream) For your own safety and for the safety of others please stay away from the horses.
Dogs are banned from the beach completely at the time of the event.
Tickets for Gold Eighties Ocean Party are non-refundable.
If the event is cancelled, due to official advice from the government or imposed government regulations concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) then we will not refund tickets, however tickets will be valid for either a rescheduled date, or for the 2021 event.
Check your tickets when they arrive as mistakes are less likely to be rectified nearer the time.
Set times and durations of acts are approximate and occasionally have to be altered. Refunds will not be issued for this. We endeavor to make sure acts adhere to the agreed schedule, but events beyond our control can occur.
Please see the below list of prohibited items. All of the below items will be confiscated. Confiscated items will not be return. Anyone that resists confiscation of disallowed items may be evicted.
- Air Horns
- Animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs)
- Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
- Audio Recorders
- Cameras with detachable lens or recording equipment
- Chinese or Sky Lanterns
- Excessive amounts of food or cigarettes may be refused entry to the site
- Garden furniture, deckchairs, fold up chairs or shooting sticks
- Illegal substances
- Large Umbrellas or Flag Poles
- Legal Highs
- Medications – unless in sealed, unbroken packaging
- Nitrous Oxide
- Open and sealed containers of liquid/water/soft drinks/food etc
- Portable Laser Equipment or Pens
- Smoke Canisters
- Sound systems
- Spray Cans
- Un-authorised Professional Film or Video Equipment
- Unofficial tabards or reflective jackets