What’s on

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What’s on

We’ve shaken things up for 2024.

There are new festival timings and we’ve ditched the sessions.

It was also time to go back to our foodie roots. Watch the region’s most talented and exciting chefs in action on our demo stage or book a festival food experience in our Cookery School.

Friday night is now tribute night and we’ve a line up of bands across Saturday and Sunday to help work off a few calories.

We’ll have hilarious street performers and buskers popping up across the festival and more places to sit back, relax and enjoy the weekend.


Friday 12th July
3pm – 9pm

Saturday 13th July
11am – 9pm

Sunday 14th July
11am – 6pm


Home to the region’s exciting and talented chefs who’ll be showcasing seafood and championing local, sustainable produce. So, sit back and learn a few tips and tricks.

More information & full line up coming soon.


Fancy yourself as a budding master chef or just up for learning new skills? We’re creating a range of cooking classes from ‘crab cracking & English sparkling’ to ‘canapes & cocktails’. Plus we’ll have special classes for budding little chefs.”

All cookery classes can be booked via our ticketing page in the coming weeks.

More information coming soon

Live on our Main Stage

It wouldn’t be a festival without some great live music. Put your hands together for…..


Friday Lineup

Phil Mills ‘Rhythm & Blues

Friday 12th July


The legendary Smokestack frontman has performed at venues and blues festivals across Europe and the UK, sharing the bill with BookerT and the MG’s and Nina Simone. Rhythm & Blues doesn’t get any better.

The Romanzas

Friday 12th July


This Dorset based party and event band playing your favourite Pop, Indie and Rock hits plus a few obscure ones. Think Prince, Bowie, Hendrix, The Human League, The Strokes and many more.

The Fleetwood Mac Experience

Friday 12th July

7.30pm – 9pm

The UK’s newest and best tribute to one of the world’s biggest selling bands. Expect to hear iconic hits such as Dreams, The Chain, Say You Love Me, Don’t Stop, Everywhere, Go Your Own Way. 

Saturday Lineup

Tilly Lukeman

Saturday 13th July


Hugely talented solo vocalist Tilly is making her festival debut with ballads, a sprinkling of R&B, soulful classics or course a handful of the best party anthems


Saturday 13th July


Sunstroke are a 3-piece covers band who perform classic songs from the 1950’s to the present, taking in a range of genres and artists. From Ed Sheeran to the Black Keys it’s covered.

Archie Ray

Saturday 13th July


Archie Ray covers all ground in what he calls the “Mixed-Pop” genre, from big vocals to crowd-working singalongs to even cheeky rap sections, you’re bound to have your ear caught.

Femme Fatale

Saturday 13th July

5.15pm – 7pm

Dig out It’s back to the 80’s with the amazing Femme Fatale synth electro pop duo. Hits from Alison Moyet, Soft Cell, The Eurythmics and much more!

Fat Cat Soul Band

Saturday 13th July

7.30pm – 9pm

Fat Cat’s are back! Performing across the South since 2009 their full 9 piece band, getting you rocking with a mix of soul, funk, modern pop and R’n’B. 

Sunday Lineup

Harry Skinner

Sunday 14th July


Founder member of the UK award winning blues band ’The Producers’ Harry is now one of the south coasts most respected solo blues songwriters and artists.

The Courtiers

Sunday 14th July


This Portsmouth based four piece Celtic folk band who draw on traditional music influences from both sides of the Atlantic to create a lively and eclectic mix of foot-stomping sounds with a kick!

Vanilla Radio

Sunday 14th July

2.30pm – 4pm

Vanilla Radio’s is a funk explosion taking influence from acid jazz, funk, soul and rock. Mixing all out furious guitar and keys, exploding bass lines and outrageous drum breaks to create a sound that will get you grooving!

The Decatonics

Sunday 14th July


The Decatonics need little introduction. A high energy brass driven ska/mod band combining some of Bournemouth’s best and finest ska musicians who’ve been smashing gigs and festivals for years.

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