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Big Game 11: West Fan Village entertainment announced

Wednesday, 5th December 2018 @ 15:00



There is more on offer than ever at Big Game this year - and supporters can enjoy the experience for longer too.

Harlequins is delighted to reveal its entertainment in the West Fan Village for Big Game 11 on Saturday 29th December at Twickenham (v Wasps, kick-off: 16:00).

The Club is proud to announce that it has already sold over 60,000 tickets for this Christmas’s showpiece event and supporters will be able to enjoy the best entertainment yet – for even longer than in previous years.

The Village opens at 13:00 and will stay open post-match for the first Big Game ever, with Hustler Band continuing the entertainment until 19:30. Bars and Food outlets will also stay open.

Other activations in the village include:

Adidas – Quick as a Flash
To celebrate Quins’ Big Game ‘Flash’ shirt the Club invites you to the Quick as a Flash competition. You have 15 seconds to find as many rugby balls as you can. The more you find the more prizes you will win. Prizes include: watch the team train, signed shirts, match tickets and the limited edition flash shirts.

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Star-Flyer
Get an incredible view of Twickenham as Harlequins lights up London’s greatest stage. The star flyer will be lit up with bright flashing lights pre and post-match and will run until 19:30.


England Hockey
To promote the Men’s and Women’s Great Britain Hockey fixtures against New Zealand that are being held at The Stoop next summer, England Hockey will be holding coaching clinics on an inflatable pitch and Panna pitch in the West Fan Village.

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Harlequins Foundation & Movember Foundation
To celebrate their recent partnership, Movember will be providing some fantastic opportunities for fans to get engaged and start their conversations around men’s mental health.

There are several interactive activations taking place in the West Fan Village pre and post-match including the Man Van, Mo Throw, Mo Hang Bar and the Gillette Shave Station.

The Man Van is a huge American style campervan which will have on-board barbering as well as the opportunity to have an honest and informed chat about health and wellbeing!

The Mo Throw is a free-standing passing cage where supporters can see if they can emulate Danny Care and perfect their passing skills and. The Mo Hang Bar will challenge our supporter’s physical strength to see how long they can hang, with a special Mo prize for the longest hang!

The Gillette Shave Station will be offering free shaves with two Gillette barbers on hand to make sure you are looking and feeling your best ready for the game.

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The Harlequins Foundation – ‘Give VI a TRY’
Harlequins coaches will be running a public drop-in session to play touch rugby using simulation goggles.

Harlequins Visually Impaired Rugby players and members of the public are encouraged to join in using sim-specs. These glasses can give you an insight into the world of a VI Rugby player and allows you to experience first-hand the challenge that comes with having impaired vision playing sport.

The activation is designed to increase awareness of the inclusive rugby work falling under the RFU & Premiership Rugby initiative ‘Project Rugby’. These sessions will be supported by some of our Men’s and Women’s Harlequins players.

Harlequins – Quinformation Point
There is also the chance to meet players at the Quinformation point in the West Fan Village and take part in the DHL Passing Cage challenge. The most passes completed in 30 seconds will win a signed 2018/19 Harlequins shirt!

On Stage
Nick Heath will host the entertainment on stage in the West Fan Village, with plenty of games, interviews with Harlequins and Harlequins Ladies players and fun for all the family.


Hustler band will be the West Fan Village Band this year. The five-piece’s repertoire is loaded with songs that’ll get everyone on their feet: top tunes from the 80s rub shoulders with dance-floor classics of the 90s, 00s and beyond. The band will also be playing post-match through until 19:30.


Maximuscle Giveaways
Our partners Maximuscle will be giving out their prolean and promax snack bars. They contain 20 grams of protein and there’s a variety of delicious flavours. Try the new Banoffee pie flavour, it’s Chris Robshaw’s favourite!

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Merchandise
Purchase your official Harlequins merchandise in the Main Shop, West Fan Village, Sweet Chariot, St George, Hope & Glory and outside the Marriott Hotel. Purchase your Quintessential Flash Charity Shirt for the Match that will be worn by the team when they face London Wasps on London’s biggest stage to Matchday essentials such has Hats, Scarfs, Foam Hands and many more to get behind the mighty Quins!

Big Game Hospitality
The Big Lunch is now completely sold out, although Big Boxes and Big Buffet places are still available for those wishing to make their festive trip to Harlequins' annual Big Game even more special.

The Big Buffet. which is brand new this season, allows supporters to enjoy a relaxed environment and an informal two-course buffet pre-match, access to a cash bar throughout the day and experience the match from Lower Tier seating.

Prices start from just £125 including VAT and can be purchased – along with all Big Game tickets - at tickets.quins.co.uk or by calling 020 8410 6010.


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