The World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour 2021 is bigger, better than ever
The World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour 2021 (rescheduled from 2020) is Giants Live’s biggest, best, strongest competition series yet — with five dates in the UK including a first-ever Scottish show.
The strongman competition will push the limits of the sport —and its athletes— farther than ever. In line with the UK government roadmap the 2021 World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour will now start on the 24th of July in London at Royal Albert Hall for the Strongman Classic tournament while the World Tour Finals will be on 18 September in Glasgow as a first Scottish show. Britain's Strongest Man in Sheffield has now been moved to the 24th of October.
When announcing the event back in 2019 Darren Sadler, director of Giants Live, said: “It’s incredible to think that just 5 years ago we were holding strongman competitions in gym car parks. We’re a small team here, but we love strongman and we had a vision — to build this sport and give the athletes the stage and the glory they deserve,”.
He adds, “We’ve put so much blood, sweat and tears into making that happen. To see strongman in the spotlight, on the world stage in front of thousands of fans — it’s what we live for, and our upcoming tour is going to be the biggest Tour we’ve ever created!”
There will be five or six events in The World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour 2021 (an event in the US is still to be confirmed) and some of the biggest names in the sport are expected to be present including Martins Licis and Mateusz Kieliszkowski as well as Icelandic professional strongman and actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson — nicknamed “Thor” and otherwise known as Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane from HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Breaking a sweat just thinking about the 2021 World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour? Keep reading for everything you need to know before you go.
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Who is the world’s strongest man?
The current world’s strongest man is Ukranian Oleksii Novikov. At 24 he became the youngest man ever to hold the title after his win in Florida in November 2020 ahead of British Tom Stoltman and Jean-Francois Caron from Canada. The final event was aired in the UK on January 1st from Channel 5 and is currently available to stream on My5. His predecessor in 2019 was American strongman Martins Licis. In January 2020 Adam Bishop was named Britain's strongest man at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield.
What are the World’s Strongest Man 2021 tour dates?
The 2021 World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour includes five shows in the UK and a potential North American Open in Florida. The first event is the Strongman Classic happening in London at Royal Albert Hall. Fans will be welcome to enjoy marvels of muscle including the lifting of giant logs and atlas stones, pulling cars and more, with the three top-scoring strongmen earning a spot at the World’s Strongest Man finals.
The 2021 Strongman Classic brings professional weightlifting back to Royal Albert Hall for the first time since the renowned Great Competition in 1901. The event will take inspiration from its predecessor, with an old-time strongman vibe including antiquated athleticisms like the Pillars of Hercules, Circus Dumbbells and stone carries.
Speaking of the 2021 Strongman Classic, Sadler says, “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.”
Over the summer, the Giants Live tour heads to Manchester for the 2021 World Open and World Deadlift Championships on 14th of August. There, competitors will try to break British strongman legend Eddie Hall’s record 500 kg lift from 2016.
After that, Europe's Strongest man will take place on the 4th of September at the First Direct Arena in Leeds. The competition has been won by Game of Thrones’ star Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson for the last three years in a row and fans are hoping he’ll be back to defend his title. Do you reckon someone can move The Mountain?
The 2021 Europe’s Strongest Man tournament will also include the World Log Lift Challenge as the first event, with Iron Biby and Graham Hicks hoping to make a name for themselves by breaking a record.
The the World Tour Finals will then take place at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on 18 September. The event is a brand-new tour date and Giants Lives’ first-ever Scottish show, where the planet’s strongest men will come together to fight for the top title.
The last Strongman event to take place in 2021 will be Britain's Strongest Man happening in Sheffield on 24 October, postponed from the spring so that fans will be welcomed to cheer and crown the country's strongest giant.
2021 World’s Strongest Man Tour dates:
- 24 July — Strongman Classic — Royal Albert Hall, London
- 14 August — World Open — AO Arena, Manchester
- 4 September — Europe’s Strongest Man — First Direct Arena, Leeds
- 18 September — World Tour Finals — The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
- 23 October — Britain’s Strongest Man — FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield
Where is World’s Strongest Man 2021?
Wondering where the 2021 World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour is? The event series includes five shows in the UK: Sheffield, Leeds, London, Manchester and Glasgow.
World’s Strongest Man 2021 tour venues:
- Britain’s Strongest Man — FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield
- Europe’s Strongest Man — First Direct Arena, Leeds
- Strongman Classic — Royal Albert Hall, London
- World Open — Manchester Arena, Manchester
- World Tour Finals — The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
‼ IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ‼ Thank you all for your kindness and understanding while we worked through the difficult decisions and obstacles of the last few months. While we’d sincerely hoped for the best and would love nothing more than to put on an epic show right now, the safety of fans, athletes and crew must come first. Unfortunately, the government is no further forward with its planned testing for indoor arenas, and we know that you need some certainty. All 2020 shows will now be postponed to 2021. All tickets will be automatically rolled over to the corresponding 2021 date. If you can't make the rescheduled date and would like a refund, please speak to the vendor who you purchased your ticket from. The Giants Live team would again like to thank you all for your continued patience and support. Stay safe. Stay strong - and we’ll be back in 2021 bigger and better than ever! 💪
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