News from Big Shakeout 2017
Father-son cycling duo
Johanna Alba playing at the Big Shakeout Festival
New SofA watersports courses at the Big Shakeout Festival
Neil Cottam at the Big Shakeout
Copa – Patagonia at the Big Shakeout
Patawawa at the Big Shakeout
Film line-up for the Big Shakeout
Daring deeds at the Big Shakeout
Free parkour sessions at the Big Shakeout
New on the BSO line-up
From Bluegrass to Newgrass at the BSO
European inspired street food
From Olympics to Fat Bikes
Underground niceness for your ears
Making fear your friend
How to plan your next adventure
Pizzary joy at the Big Shakeout
Share your swashbuckling tales
Caring for our landscapes
Learn the craft of dry stone walling
Demythifying Nordic walking
Learning to lead
Capture your adventures in all their glory
Get to know your National Park
BSO news archive
Find out more about the history of our event and see who has been involved over the years...
Big Shakeout 2016
Shakeout 2016 speaker line up
Speakers at the 2016 Big Shakeout
Big Shakeout 2016 Site Activities
This year's Big Shakeout is bigger than ever, with more going on day and night!
Big Shakeout 2016 Live Music Line Up
Three days of great new music coming your way in 2016
Big Shakeout 2016 Save The Date
2016 Dates Announced
Big Shakeout 2015
Big Shakedown 2015
2015 big shakeout success
BSO15 this weekend
The sun is shining for the Big Shakeout weekend
Thornbridge Outdoors - the Big Shakeout partner
Thornbridge Outdoor Activity Centre
Save the date 2015
This years festival will run from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September
Live Music 2015
Get ready for the music
Shakeout Talks and Speakers 2015 Line Up
Big Shakeout 2015 Talk and Speaker Line Up
Films and Talks in the Cafe
Adventure films and inspirational lectures.
Big Shakeout 2014
Big Shakeout Gallery
A selection of images from 2013
Mountain Bike Skills Area
Thornbridge's mountain bike skills park
Climbing is central to the Big Shakeout and this year we have put together a broad range of courses for you.
Thornbridge Teepee Village
Teepees available to hire so you don't need to bring a tent.
Early Bird tickets closed
Did you get one?
Big Shakeout 2013
Big Shakeout Shake Down 2013
Jay wraps up our biggest ever Shakeout
Take a Journey Off the Lyrical Beaten Track
Whimsical and Powerful Alternative Folk Music
John Brewer Collective
Fruity Mix of Reggae, Ska and Funk
Sonically Rich Riff and Lick Based Blues-Rock
Ensorcelling Display of Electric Blues Minimalism
Storyteller Helen Appleton
Discover Magic in the Ordinary with Helen Appleton.
Tatty Bumpkin’s Yoga for Children
Bendy, Giggly, Clever and Strong...
BSO a sell out
This year's festival has sold out.
Ryan Thomas Blues
On Friday night we have the spellbinding sound of Bluesy folk artist, Ryan Thomas.
Initial ticket release sold out.
Big Shakeout Poster
Download the poster.
Alastair Humphreys at Big Shakeout
Spend an evening with Mr Microadventure
Explore the Monsal Trail
Alpkit Jenni takes the family on the Monsal Trail
Volunteering is a great way to get involved with the Big Shakeout.
Sat Nav Sam
Sam has been around the world, and now he's back.
Introducing River Legacy
BMC support the Big Shakeout.
BMC guidebooks free with courses
Free BMC guidebook on Resin to Rock courses.
Hot Fiction to play Big Shakeout festival.
Introducing our master chef Josh Sutton.
Free woodland activities through the weekend.
Woodland Activity Workshops
Free woodland craft workshops running through the weekend.
Saturday night music: classic covers from Pink Floyd to Gnarles Barkley.
Learn the basic techniques needed to operate a traditional pole lathe.
Blue Monkey Beer Festival
Blue Monkey Brewery swing into town
More Live Music Planned for 2013
The Natterjacks will be lighting up the stage on Saturday night with their indie folk music... guaranteed to get you moving!
Ally Campbell - Mountain Bike Coach
2013 Mountain Bike Courses
Loads to do on a bike at this year's Shakeout
Building on the success of 2012
We have learnt a lot over the last 3 years but there are still improvements we can make for 2013.
BSO site features new photography talent
Kenny reviews why we chose to use photos from the 2012 course.
Introducing Alex, MIA and adventure photograher
Big Shakeout 2012
School of Adventure Photography - review
The weekend concluded with a prize for best photograph from the weekend
Big Shakeout 2012 thanks and credits
In our humble opinion this years was the best ever!
The Adventurists - Update
Adventurists BSO programme
Big Shakeout Tickets
Big Shakeout tickets are for the full weekend event,
Alex Ekins in Summit magazine
Alex Ekins featured in Summit magazine.
School of Adventure Film and Photography
Learn the skills and techniques necessary to give your work direction.