Browse our UK bodybuilding competition calendar for 2021, from federations including the UKBFF, IFBB, WBFF, PCA, NABBA, UKUP, IFBA and Pure Elite. Search for a show near you, and follow the links to register.

PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), SHOW DATES MAY BE CANCELLED OR CHANGED AT THE LAST MINUTE. WE WILL TRY TO KEEP THIS PAGE UPDATED, BUT DO CHECK SOCIAL MEDIA FOR CHANGES. 

While 2020 saw many bodybuilding shows postponed or cancelled, there are a few options emerging in 2021. To help you plan your season, 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.

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2 Bros Pro (IFBB Pro League)

IFBB Pro League shows – 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
19 September 2021 – Pro Tan Naturals Cup
1-3 October 2021 – Amateur Olympia
7 November 2021 – 10X Naturals Classic
28 November 2021 –
British Finals Naturals Classic

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

IBFA UK

Confirm dates with show promoters. 

18 April 2021
– A1 Classic Nottinghamshire – Nottingham
24 April 2021
– The Pennine Classic – Colne
TBC 
– Mr and Miss Bolton – Bolton
2 May 2021
– Mr and Miss Cumbria – Wigton
9 May 2021
– IBFA Mr Liverpool – Liverpool
15 May –
IBFA Welsh Championships
22 May
– Derbyshire
23 May
– Northumberland
29 May
– Midlands
30 May
– South West
13 June 2021 – Mr and Miss Britain – Gateshead
29 August
– Blackpool – Blackpool
September TBC
– England Open
16 October
– Doncaster – Doncaster

Miami Pro

27 June 2021 – Miami Pro World Championships – St Albans
24 October 2021
– Miami Pro Universe Championships – St Albans

NABBA (National Amateur Bodybuilders’ Association)

All 2021 UK area qualifiers and the Britain finals have been postponed until further notice.

TBC – NABBA South – Gosport, Hampshire
TBC –  NABBA South East – Hayes
TBC – NABBA West – Bristol
TBC
– NABBA Wales – Newport
TBC
– NABBA North West –Bolton
TBC – NABBA Midlands –Brierley Hill
TBC
– NABBA Scotland – Glenrothes
TBC
– NABBA North East – Castleford
TBC – NABBA North – Hartlepool
TBC – NABBA Northern Ireland – Newtownards

Next Fitness Model (NFMUK)

26 June 2021 – NFMUK CNP Classic – Leicester
4 September 2021
– NFMUK Night of Champions – Newport
23 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
29 August – PCA Scotland – Hamilton 
5 September 2021 – PCA Manchester – Middleton
12 September 2021 – PCA Wales – Brecon
19 September 2021 – PCA Midlands – Birmingham
26 September 2021 – PCA First Timers – Hull
26 September 2021 – PCA Ireland – Galway
2 October 2021 – PCA Jersey – Jersey
10 October 2021 – PCA London – TBC
16/17 October 2021 – PCA British Finals – TBC
14 November 2021 – PCA Universe – TBC

Pure Elite

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

UKBFF (UK Bodybuilding Fitness Federation)

IFBB Elite Pro shows – see ‘2 Bros Pro’ for IFBB Pro League shows.

30 May 2021 – UKBFF South Coast Championships – Brighton
TBC May 2021
– UK National Championships
TBC May 2021
– UKBFF English Grand prix
6 June 2021
– UKBFF Midlands Championships – Bedworth
TBC June 2021
– UKBFF Scottish Championships
24 July 2021 – UKBFF Ultimate Beginners – Gravesend
15 August 2021
– UKBFF North East Championships – Pudsey
29 August 2021
– Bill Bridges Kent Classic – Gravesend
5 September 2021
– UKBFF Jersey Channel Islands Championships – Jersey 
11 September 2021
– UKBFF Northern Ireland Championships 
31 October 2021 – UKBFF British Championships

UKDFBA – Drug Free Bodybuilding Association

21 August 2021 – UKDFBA Northern Counties – Heywood
5 September
– UKDFBA Southern Counties – Camberley
18 September
– UKDFBA Heart of England – Rugby
16/17 October
– UKDFBA UK International Championships – Coventry

UK Ultimate Physiques (UKUP)

2-3 shows will be held in the second half of the year between August and October.

23 October 2021
– UKUP International Championships – York

WBFF (World Beauty Fitness and Fashion)

29 May 2021 – WBFF London – London
6 November 2021
– WBFF UK Pro/Am

 

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