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Raccoon Events launches new digital Outside & Active Festival

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Following the postponement of the inaugural National Outdoor Expo which was due to take place in March 2021, the company behind the Expo, Raccoon Events, has announced it is launching a new brand-new online hub for outdoor enthusiasts. Outside & Active will launch at 6pm on 27th March 2021 with a week-long digital Festival, packed full of inspirational sessions, ‘how to’ workshops and all the latest kit, tech and gear from a host of the industry’s top brands.
The Festival, providing on-demand sessions available 24-7 with live sessions at 6pm each night for the first 8 days, is aimed at ramblers, hikers, climbers, runners, outdoor enthusiasts, families looking for new excursions and adventurers looking for fresh inspiration and new products. This is also an opportunity for those who are relatively new to exploring outdoors, who are looking for some practical advice. The Festival will provide informative and motivational content from famous faces including Ben Fogle, Roger Black, Anna McNuff, Susie Chan, Sean Conway, Ed Stafford and many more.

Mike Seaman, CEO at Raccoon Events commented: “The Outside & Active Festival will provide a much-needed opportunity for the outdoor community to come together and be inspired. We had more than 16,000 people register to attend The National Outdoor Expo at the NEC in March and felt we had a duty to provide an interactive dose of inspiration, timed perfectly for those starting to plan their re-entry into the world as lockdown eases.
“People can expect to hear from industry veterans over the course of the eight days, with informative how-to workshops, beginner 101s and community sessions. The timetable will be shared on the website soon so keep your eyes peeled! We look forward to bringing the community together in the best way we can at the moment so ‘bring a friend’ and let’s ride out the end of lockdown together.”
Ticket holders will have access to some of the top brands in the industry including Ultra X, Salomon, Cicerone, Fulfil Nutrition, Yamatune, Dometic, Splashmaps, DryRobe, Cycle England, Arnicare, Andorra Travel Service, Biolite and Jetboil.
Tickets to the Festival are free of charge – to register for access go to outsideandactive.com/login
If you are interested in being involved, please contact Addie Brake  [email protected]