CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) IMPORTANT UPDATE:
*THE STRONGMAN CLASSIC – RESCHEDULED TO 2021!*
Giants Live and Royal Albert Hall have taken the tough decision to move the inaugural Strongman Classic from its rescheduled date on 6th October to the new date of Saturday 5th June 2021.
The whole team here at Giants Live and Royal Albert Hall are gutted to not be holding the Strongman Classic in 2020, but are even more excited to mark the 120th anniversary of strength sports at the grandest arena on earth - in style!
Tickets will remain valid for the new date and all ticket holders will be contacted directly with further details. We appreciate your support and understanding during this difficult time. The Strongman Community will eventually come through this together, stronger than ever! In the meantime, we hope you all stay safe and well.
120 years after the Royal Albert Hall held its last professional weightlifting competition, we’re super excited to be bringing strength sports back to the place it all began – the world’s most famous stage!
Feats of strength were first witnessed at the Hall in 1881 and reached a peak in 1901 with the Great Competition – judged by the one and only Eugen Sandow and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The 2021 Strongman Classic will be the Hall’s first professional weightlifting competition since then!
As a World’s Strongest Man qualifying event, The Strongman Classic will feature five competitive events, drawing inspiration from the Hall’s earliest generation of weightlifting, bringing an old-time strongman edge with historic lifts likely to include the Pillars of Hercules, Circus Dumbbell and legendary stone carries. PLUS! World record attempts and all the adrenaline-filled action Giants Live is known for!
Lucy Noble, Artist Director of the Royal Albert Hall, said: “120 years later and the Hall is still hosting the world’s greatest range of shows–from rock & pop to classical, sumo to chess, boxing, tennis and now a professional strongman competition. We can’t wait to see these athletes raise the roof, literally.”
Darren Sadler, Giants Live Director, added “We couldn’t ask for a more perfect setting to celebrate the oldest sport in the world. To bring our athletes to this iconic venue and the very same stage where Eugen Sandow once stood – it is a significant moment for the sport and will be the crowning jewel in the 2021 World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour.”
Previous athletes have included current World's Strongest Man, Martins Licis, Game of Thrones star, The Mountain Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, deadlift-record-breaking Beast Eddie Hall, and young hopeful Mateusz Kieliszkowski.
The Strongman Classic will be filmed for broadcast on Channel 5 at Christmas 2021.
History, heritage and herculean strength – this is a celebration of strength sports that you don’t wanna miss!
VIP tickets are available and come with the opportunity to meet your favourite Giant athletes in person—but act quickly, tickets are expected to sell out fast!