WellFest announces UK expansion with Davina McCall partnership.


WellFest, Ireland’s first and largest health, fitness and wellness festival, is expanding into the UK market this year, with WellFest UK taking place in London on 6th and 7th June. The event is being run in partnership with – and will be headlined by – broadcaster and fitness entrepreneur Davina McCall.

The London event will be the first WellFest to take place outside of Ireland. 

Irish Growth

WellFest was established in Dublin in 2015 by Fionnualla Cleary, Anthony Kelly, Helena Ryan and Katie Ryan. The event in association with KBC has gone from strength to strength, starting out as a one-day festival in Herbert Park to now attracting over 10,000 people over two days in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.

New Phase of Growth

Commenting today (27.01.20) on the company’s expansion into the UK, Helena Ryan, co-founder of WellFest, said: “We’re delighted to be bringing WellFest to the UK in 2020. This marks an exciting new phase of growth for us and for our community of wellness fans.

“Over the past five years, WellFest has moved from being a passion project for myself and my co-founders to becoming an internationally recognised brand that attracts the most influential fitness stars.

“Two years ago, Davina McCall headlined our KBC main stage in Dublin, and she was hugely popular with our attendees. So we’re delighted to be working in partnership with her to bring WellFest to the UK for the first time this summer. We created the event to be as exhilarating as any music festival and we can’t wait to recreate that WellFest vibe in London.” 

Also commenting today was Davina McCall, who said: “I presented at WellFest in Ireland in 2018 and it was incredible. The collective energy from thousands of people simultaneously working out together was electric! I’m so so pleased WellFest have let me team up with them to bring it to the UK. We’ve got the top names teaching classes and fantastic talks… maybe some classes you haven’t tried before too. When Sarah and I hosted a class in 2018 I felt like I was a rockstar! Just a sea of people moving together beaming from ear to ear. It’s a fantastic family day out with great food too. I can’t wait to see everyone there!”

WellFest UK will take place on 6th and 7th June in Old Deer Park in Richmond, London. The annual Dublin event will take place in association with presenting partner KBC at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on 9th and 10th May.  Further information can be found at on wellfestuk.com and wellfest.ie/festival respectively.


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