Contact Us
























Stoke Travel takes gamble on outdoor London event

Stokepedia

Posted by Stoke Media Team
1 year ago | January 25, 2018

Stoke Travel takes gamble on outdoor London event

We’re looking at sunburn or misery, that’s all there is about it

Stoke Travel has announced that they will again be holding their London Stoked in the Park and Big Day Out events outside. In what is seen as a massive gamble, the organisers have admitted that they’re really looking at a lose-lose situation.

“Given that the previous two London Big Day Outs were held under sunny skies, the law of averages and a rudimentary knowledge of English weather says that this year it will be overcast at best”, offers Liv, one of the few Stoke Travel employees lucky enough to based out of London and not Barcelona, “which is good news for us. Last year we got a little sun and the first aid tent was inundated with winter pasty Aussies and Kiwis suffering from their first good sunburn of the season, while the Brits who showed up were pretty much see through. They looked like those Vietnamese spring rolls until the weak spring sun started to sizzle them.”

The event attracts thousands of Australians and New Zealanders every year, with its sporting competitions, parties and cultural activities, some venturing out of the gaff for the first time since September.

“We know that a lot of the antipodean community here in London treat the months from September until May as a bit of a hibernation, leaving the flat to go to the off license, or to work if they have to. Even those who have to work outside don’t really see sun because it’s usually overcast, or the sun’s so low in the sky it doesn’t move above the building. Bottom line is, the anglos are all coming into the summer fucking bright white and are prime candidates to turn bright red at the first hint of sunshine. I don’t know how they’re going to go in the rugby, probably be a bit sensitive to the touch.”

This year Stoke Travel are adding Stoked in the Park to their Big Day Out meaning there will be equal parts a social mixer for the Australian and Kiwi community in London, as well as a chance to see once and for all who the dominant sporting, and drinking, nation is. The Big Day Out will feature rugby, league, touch, netball and dodgeball tournaments, while Stoked in the Park will be where the bar, food, bands and DJs are found, as well as Dad’s Backyard, a place to feel like you’re back at home with daggy tunes, goonbags pegged to the hills hoist, and the old bugger himself burning snags on the BBQ.

“Knowing our luck it’ll be sunny again, so we’re just letting everybody know to take the sun seriously. Bring sunscreen, and one of those hats with the flaps that goes down your neck, heck, Aussies bust out those Akubra hats with the corks that you guys sometimes wear unironically. We are well aware that there is plenty of ozone layer up here, unlike at home, but if you’ve been in London over winter chances are your moontan won’t support too bright lights, let alone the real sun.”

When approached with the prospect of spending a day in the May sun, London’s Aboriginal, Maori and Islander communities had much less to complain about, suggesting that the day would be “deadly”, “mean” and “shot uce”, which we are taking to mean they are looking forward to it.

Stoked in the Park London and London Big Day Out will be held in West London on the 19th of May, for sports fans and party animals alike. Come and join us for a day under the sun, but make sure you bring some aloe vera gel for relief afterwards.

Related Trips
Hogmanay
Edinburgh
Royal Ascot
United Kingdom
London Big Day Out
United Kingdom
Related Articles
Stoke Travel’s Guide To One Night Stands

The one-night stand is an important addition to anybody’s sexing arsenal. What’s life if you can’t seek out no-strings-attached pleasure with gorgeous strangers every now and then? One-night stands are…

Read More

New Year’s Eve In Europe

How to make the most of the year’s most disappointing party. True partiers know that New Year’s Eve in Europe is a big let down. The anticipation creates unrealistic expectations…

Read More

The World’s Best NYE Party Destinations

ANGEL RAMSEY Easily the biggest night of the year and often the most glorified, New Year’s Eve is one holiday cherished all around the globe. But we find ourselves in…

Read More

More Hogmanay And Edinburgh Information

Thirsty for more Hogmanay and Edinburgh information? Good! Here’s a small collection of media about Hogmanay and Edinburgh from around the web and elsewhere, because knowledge is power and power…

Read More

HOW TO GET TO HOGMANAY

Some very important information on how to get to Hogmanay, because you don’t want to get lost on your way to the world’s greatest New Year’s Eve party. Hogmanay is…

Read More

Stoke Travel’s Guide To Drinking Through The Silly Season

It’s called the silly season because you’re going to get shitfaced for a week, make a jerk of yourself, and there’s nothing you can do to avoid it. From Christmas…

Read More

Things To Do This New Years Eve In London

Get out of there no matter what! New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited. This is the best night of the year, never,…

Read More

Top Ten Train Drinking Games

Whether it’s to Oktoberfest, or Hogmanay, pass the time the Stoke Travel way It’s train season for Stoke Travel, with our London-Munich-London Oktoberfest trains just about ready to roll out,…

Read More

Our London To Oktoberfest Train Is The Best Deal!

Ok, ok, on paper the price of our London to Oktoberfest train package is a little off-putting. £500 for a three night trip! Seems extortionate. Who do we bloody think…

Read More

Stoked In The Park London Was A Resounding Success

Which means we’re more than ready for Pamplona. Another Stoked in the Park/London Big Day Out has been run and woowee what a hoot it was. Thousands of revellers filtered…

Read More

YOLANDA BE COOL TO PLAY LONDON’S STOKED IN THE PARK

London, England. Stoke Travel is excited to confirm that Australian producers, DJs, banger droppers and floor fillers, Yolanda Be Cool, will be headlining their Stoked in the Park music festival,…

Read More

People You’ll Meet At The London Big Day Out

With thousands of tickets already sold there’s a good chance you’ll meet just about anyone and everyone at this weekend’s London Big Day Out. There’ll be people you know, people…

Read More

Search Stoke Travel Search by Trip, Destination, Month...