You may have seen it on TV, but there is nothing quite like the adrenaline rush of seeing these real-life GIANTS carry, lift, hulk, drag and throw barely believable weights, mere feet from your seat! 

When we say this tour is going to be Bigger, Better, Stronger, we can pretty much guarantee it. The 2022 World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour dates have just been announced, including a new date here in South Wales.

The biggest live strongman shows in the world are back – and with new Arenas added in Cardiff and Liverpool – it’s definitely bigger, better – and stronger than ever!

In another twist for 2022, the tour will feature a completely different show format – The World’s Strongest Nation which will be held in Liverpool. This team event will see the World’s Strongest Women join the stage alongside the World’s Strongest Men!

The tour kicks off next February with Britain’s Strongest Man and will stop at 7 of the UK’s biggest arenas. Starting with the Utilita Arena in Sheffield, then visiting Leeds, London, Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, the Arnold Sports Festival UK in Birmingham, Glasgow, and finishing with the team event finale in Liverpool.

Darren Sadler is the Giants Live Director, he said………….

“After the lockdowns in 2020, everyone was just so happy to come back, so to be able to put on a full 6-show tour in 2021 and see strongman fans really getting behind the athletes again – it was something special. In 2022, we’re adding two new arenas that we’ve never been to before (Cardiff and Liverpool).

As well as that, we’re also launching a really exciting new team event called World’s Strongest Nation where we’ll have the World’s Strongest Women getting involved as well. Our goal at Giants Live is always to keep growing the sport and making things bigger and better – and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing in 2022.”

The world’s biggest and best strongman athletes will be joining the tour, including the likes of World’s Strongest Brothers Luke Stoltman and Tom Stoltman, 55-year old strongman legend Mark Felix, USA’s Evan Singleton, Iron Biby, and a host of international strongman superstars – all competing for their place at the World’s Strongest Man finals.

Back in July, almost 18 months since the last live audience arena show, the roar of the crowd finally returned to strength sports.

And what a roar it was!

5,000 strongman fans witnessed strength sports history: an astonishing world record, a fierce battle for the title and some nail biting strongman drama, all showcased inside the iconic 150 year old Royal Alert Hall.

Strongman returned to the big stage with a bang.

The Giants are coming to the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff for the Giants Live Open! We get to see the heaviest show on earth in Wales for the first time ever!

See the World’s Strongest Men perform scarcely believable feats of strength- from lifting massive weights, throwing huge barrels and even carrying cars- in front of your very eyes!

The 2021 Giants Live Open was won by American sensation Evan Singleton who will be giving his absolute everything to defend his title in Cardiff in 2022. He’ll face tough competition from World’s Strongest Man legends such as 2020 World Champion Oleksii Novikov and 2020 Britain’s Strongest Man Adam Bishop- both of whom were hot on Evan’s heels in 2021.

Emerging Welsh superstar Gavin Bilton will be hoping to put on a show for his home fans in Cardiff- imagine the absolute scenes in the Motorpoint Arena if Big Gav manages to clinch victory on home soil!

Gavin Bilton lifts the final atlas stone at Giants Live

Gavin is quite a man, he’s served in Afghanistan, protected the Queen at Buckingham Palace and even played rugby at the Principality Stadium. So when he gets back to home turf, all eyes will be on his performance, which we know will be spectacular, especially with friends, family and fans behind hi,.

Gavin comes from Caerphilly, and although he’s been active in his professional and private life, he only began weightlifting seriously three or four years ago, and in that time has had great success. years ago and has already tasted success.

Gavin is six foot six inches tall and weighs around 200kg (thats 30 stone). Incredibly, he has lifted twice his body weight, can you even imagine that?

Maintaining the weight can be a challenge in itself, he previously said……

“It does take a lot. I aim to eat 7,000 to 10,000 calories a day – mainly protein like steak, chicken, mince and eggs. In the lead up to a competition, I up my intake and carb load.”

Gavin spent 13 years in the Welsh Guards

This is expected to be a sell-out event with the World’s Strongest Men going head-to-head in 5 tests of strength, speed and raw power to claim the Giants Live Open title and along with it, a golden ticket to the World’s Strongest Man competition.

Jaw-dropping, inspirational and larger than life – this is live strength sport and entertainment at its absolute biggest and best! There is only one World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour and this is it!

As the official World’s Strongest Man qualifying tour, the competitions will be filmed for Channel 5 for its World’s Strongest Man series.

Jaw-dropping, inspirational and larger than life – this is live strength sport and entertainment at its absolute biggest and best!

VIP tickets come with the chance to meet your favourite strongmen and women! Those, and general sale tickets are available right now from HERE.

Here are all the dates for the Giants Live World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour 2022, with the South Wales visit right in the middle.

  • Britain’s Strongest Man – Utilita Arena, Sheffield – 26th February 2022
  • Europe’s Strongest Man – First Direct Arena, Leeds – 2nd April 2022
  • The Strongman Classic – Royal Albert Hall, London – 9th July 2022
  • The Giants Live Open – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff – 6th August 2022
  • Arnold Strongman UK – Arnold Sports Festival UK, NEC, Birmingham – 24th September 2022
  • World Tour Finals – OVO Hydro, Glasgow – 8th October 2022
  • World’s Strongest Nation – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool – 26th November 2022


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