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What to see at the HMS Sultan Summer Show 2016

16 June 2016
With the HMS Sultan Summer Show now just days away, now is the time to explore just some of the exciting attractions that await you throughout the Father’s Day Weekend.

On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June, thousands of people from across the South are expected to head to Gosport, Hampshire to enjoy the Show.

Packed full of exciting entertainment and fun activities, the event has plenty on offer for everyone. Below are just a few of the exciting things on offer and information on how to get your tickets now:

Buy your tickets now to beat the queues and save money.

In the KIA Fine Cars Arena:

Big Pete & the Grim Reaper Monster Truck Show.

Big Pete & the Grim Reaper Monster Truck Team are delighted to be invited to perform at HMS Sultan Summer Show 2016.

Weighing in at 7.5 tons this awesome machine is built for one reason only – mass destruction!

Big Pete is one of Europe’s largest Monster Trucks with a full size American truck body, and is now partnered by the Grim Reaper.

This is a chance to watch two real Monster Trucks at work, jumping 15ft in the air and crushing anything in its path.

Between displays you are invited to meet the team in the holding area and to have your picture taken with a real monster truck.

Bolddog Lings Motorcycle Display Team

As Honda’s official and the UK’s number one motorcycle display team, the Bolddog Lings Team base their show around the world’s largest and most sophisticated mobile landing system.

The show features the uk’s top-ranked freestyle motocross riders, incorporating the latest heart-stopping tricks as usually only seen on TV.

The team also provides an informative on-board commentary by the riders, even talking to the crowd whilst performing a trick, flying 35ft in the air. Between displays the public are invited to the interactive stand, where they can get a closer look at the bikes and meet the riders.

This team will not be beaten on entertainment and strive to ensure that the crowds are left mind-blown and thoroughly entertained.

The Lamb National

This event really is one for all the family as you watch the stars of track and field: The hardy Herdwick sheep are in sheep shape and are a breed known for their agility as they originate from the challenging terrain of the Lake District in Cumbria, UK and need to be able to jump to negotiate natural hazards.

In their individual colours, jumping over fences to complete the race, the Lamb Nationals provide an amusing commentary from the initial parade where the runners & riders are introduced with names such as ‘Red Ram’ and ‘No Ewe Turns’ and throughout the race describing each sheep’s attempt to bleat the competition.

Bob Hogg Sheepdog Display

Bob Hogg has earned himself an excellent reputation for his professional and highly entertaining displays, in which the dogs work geese and ducks.

The display is informative for the adults, as Bob shares his unique training methods and great fun for the children, as they are invited into the arena whilst the dogs work the ducks around an obstacle course, down a slide and into a pool.

Also in the Arena

In keeping with the best of military traditions HMS Sultan’s Ceremonial Guard will perform a special Marching Display to mark the Establishment’s 60th anniversary and the Volunteer Band will Beat Retreat and perform Ceremonial Sunset. In addition, local Royal Naval Cadets (RNC) will compete in Field Gun competition.


Kia Fine Cars Arena

1045       RNC Field Gun
1145       Bolddog Lings
1245       Monster Trucks
1345       Bob Hogg Sheepdogs/Lamb National
1500       RNC Field Gun
1545       Bolddog Lings
1645       HMS Sultan Ceremonial Guard and Volunteer Band - Marching Display and Ceremonial Sunset
1700       Monster Trucks
1800       Site cleared of all visitors

In The Big Top:

The Festival Circus

The Festival Circus brings the magic of the circus alive!  This fast paced show is crammed full of spectacular entertainment including amazing gymnastics, daring trapeze acts, brilliant juggling and the ever popular circus clowns.

With all the laughter, thrills and spills you would expect from the circus, the display is certain to captivate both young and old alike.

In June 2003 the Festival Circus became the first circus ever to perform at Buckingham Palace at the invitation of Her Majesty the Queen and the Circus will be on hand to share some of their best tips and tricks in a number of “have a go” circus skills workshops.

Big Top Programme

1100       Circus
1200       Skills Workshop
1245       Circus
1145       Skills Workshop
1445       Circus
1545       Skills Workshop
1630       Circus

Show Zones

On top of all the excellent live entertainment, there are a number of different Show zones and activities on offer for all tastes, these include:

Steam Fayre
Classic Cars
Fleet Air Arm Displays
Peter Burnett’s Funfair
Petting Zoo

New for 2016

Fun and Games Arena- including Play areas, Punch and Judy and Creepy Crawlys!
Craft Marquee
Caving Experience
Mini Monster Trucks.
Laser Adventure
And More…

Buy your tickets now to beat the queues and save money.

Gates will be open from 10:00 -18:00 on both days.

Tickets are priced at £20 family (2 Adult 2 Child), Adult £8, OAP/Disabled £6, Child £4(5-14), Under 5s FREE.

A limited number of discounted advance tickets are available now from ASDA Gosport or online at

The HMS Sultan Summer Show continues to maintain its core values of exceptional entertainment at affordable prices.  

As always the Show aims to raise valuable funds for local and Service charities. 

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