3, 2, 1, Activate: Robot Wars champions to fight at Grantham event

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Robot Wars Champions: Apollo and Eruption, will be fighting it out live in Grantham along with many of the stars of the BBC2’s hit show at Robots Live! later this year.

Robots Live! will come to Meres Leisure Centre in Grantham on June 22 and 23, as part of its UK tour.

Joining Apollo will be other famous faces from the new and old series of Robot Wars, including; TR2, Eruption, Gabriel and Behemoth.

Photo: Robots Live!

They will all be battling to be crowned the Robots Live! Champion.

Joining the competitors in the arena will be a number of ‘House Robots’.

Keeping control of the 110kg heavyweights, will be ‘Goliath’, weighing in at ~1’000kg and ‘BattleAxe’, weighing in at 130kg and looks after the 13.6kg featherweight robots.

Photo: Robots Live!

Other famous TV and movie robots, including a Dalek, are also set to make an appearance.

All of the action will be housed safely in a purpose built, 6,000kg arena. The arena is equipped with its own array of weapons including; The Pit, floor flipper and two massive hammers which are controlled by the audience.

New for 2019 is a 120kg spinning drum of destruction!


Behemoth. Photo: Robots Live!

Dave Young, captain of Team Apollo said: “After winning the new series of Robot Wars, we can’t wait to get in the arena again and fight in front of a live audience at Robots Live!

“Not only does it give our the fans a chance to see the action up close, it gives us another house robot to attack!”

Three shows are scheduled over the weekend:

  • Saturday, June 22: 6pm
  • Sunday, June 23: 12pm
  • Sunday, June 23: 3.30pm

Standard tickets cost: £18 for Adults, £16 for Children or £63 for a family of four and can be purchased here.