Browse our UK bodybuilding competition calendar for 2021, from federations including the UKBFF, IFBB, WBFF, PCA, NABBA, UKUP, IFBA and Pure Elite.

While 2020 saw many bodybuilding shows postponed or cancelled, there are still options available in 2021. To help keep you up to date, we’ve compiled a list of bodybuilding events in the UK, complete with their locations. New to the sport? Download our FREE 12 and 13-week plans to start building muscle, and check out which exercises to use to hit specific areas of your body.

Last updated 7 September 2021

2 Bros Pro (IFBB Pro League)

See ‘UKBFF’ for IFBB Elite Pro shows.

17 April 2021 – The Kingdom Classic 2021 – Maidenhead
18 April 2021 – Ryan Terry Classic – Maidenhead
2 May 2021 – Ben Weider – Maidenhead
9 May 2021 –
MK Classic – Maidenhead
6 June 2021 –
Muscleworks Orpington Classic
4 July 2021 –
LAFAMILIA Championships
1 August 2021 –
British Finals
22 August 2021 –
Body by O Classic
5 September 2021 –
Graftism Grand Prix

11 September 2021 – Charles Clairmonte Classic – Bournemouth
19 September 2021 – Pro Tan Naturals Cup – Maidenhead

1-2 October 2021 – Arnold Sports Festival – Birmingham NEC
7 November 2021 – 10X Naturals Classic – Maidenhead
7 November – The Mr JT Grand Prix – Maidenhead
28 November 2021 – The Naturals British Finals – Maidenhead

British Natural Bodybuilding Federation (BNBF)

6 June 2021 – BNBF Scottish Championships – Perth
13 June 2021
– BNBF Northern Ireland – Newtownabbey
27 June 2021
– BNBF Welsh Qualifier – Newport
18 July 2021
– BNBF Central Qualifier – Harlow
25 July 2021
– BNBF Southern Qualifier – Leatherhead
15 August 2021
– BNBF Midlands Qualifier –
Birmingham

19 September 2021 – BNBF Northern – St Helens
31 October 2021 – BNBF British Finals – Leatherhead

IBFA UK

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Miami Pro

4 July 2021 – Miami Pro World Championships – St Albans

24 October 2021 – Miami Pro Universe Championships – St Albans

NABBA (National Amateur Bodybuilders’ Association)

All 2021 NABBA area shows will be rescheduled for 2022.

13 November 2021 – NABBA UK – Pudsey

Next Fitness Model (NFMUK)

26 June 2021 – NFMUK CNP Classic – Dudley

18 September 2021 – NFMUK Night of Champions – Newport

24 October 2021 – NFMUK European Championships – Leicester

NPA

31 July 2021 – NPA Yorkshire Championships – Penistone
22 August 2021
– NPA Midlands Championships –
Stamford

11 September 2021 – NPA Mike Williams Classic – Penistone

9 October 2021 – NPA British Championships – Manchester

PCA (Physical Culture Association)

12 June 2021 – PCA First Timers – Birmingham 
27 June 2021 – PCA Hampshire – Aldershot
4 July 2021 – PCA First Timers – Birmingham
11 July 2021 – PCA Saxon Classic – Stafford 
18 July 2021
 – PCA North West – St Helens
25 July 2021
– PCA South West –
Exeter
31 July 2021 – PCA East Anglia – Lowestoft
28 August – PCA Scotland – Hamilton 
5 September 2021 – PCA Manchester – Middleton

12 September 2021 – PCA Wales – Port Talbot
19 September 2021 – PCA Midlands – Birmingham
26 September 2021 – PCA First Timers – Birmingham
26 September 2021 – PCA Ireland – Galway
2 October 2021 – PCA Jersey – Jersey
10 October 2021 – PCA First Timers – London
10 October – PCA London – London
16 October 2021 – PCA British Finals – Birmingham
14 November 2021 – PCA UK Open – Birmingham
14 November – PCA First Timers – Birmingham
May 2022 – PCA Universe – Birmingham

Pure Elite

26 June 2021 – Pure Elite Pro/Amateur Championships – Margate
4 July 2021
– Pure Elite Amateur Only Show –
Manchester

11 September 2021 – Pure Elite Amateur Only Show – Lisburn NI
6 November 2021 – Pure Elite World Pro/Amateur Championships – Margate

UKBFF (UK Bodybuilding Fitness Federation)

See ‘2 Bros Pro’ for IFBB Pro League shows.

15 August 2021 – UKBFF North East Championships – Pudsey
4 September 2021 – UKBFF Scottish Championships – Dundee

12 September 2021 – UKBFF South Coast Championships – Brighton

26 September 2021 – UKBFF Midlands Championships – Bilston

UKDFBA – Drug Free Bodybuilding Association

22 August 2021 – UKDFBA Northern Counties – Manchester
5 September – UKDFBA Southern Counties – Camberley
18 September – UKDFBA Heart of England – Rugby
16 October – UKDFBA UK International Championships – Leicester

UK Ultimate Physiques (UKUP)

18 September 2021 – UKUP Ultimate Gym King Classic – Milton Keynes
23 October 2021 – UKUP International Championships – York

WBFF (World Beauty Fitness and Fashion)

6 November 2021 – WBFF UK Fall Fashion and Model Spectacular – London

 

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