Poole Harbour Festival

July 28th to 30th 2023

Friday 28th July – 17:00 – 23:00

Saturday 29th July – 12:00 – 23:00

Sunday 30th July – 11:00 – 19:00

Poole and Bournemouth's biggest and best family live music weekend, Poole Harbour Festival returns this month with more than 50 acts appearing on four stages and headliners including 90s legends The Lightning Seeds, The Hoosiers, those Cheeky Girls and the band who turn the best pop songs into punk rock, Punk on your Hits. 

Thousands are expected for the three-day festival now in its seventh year at Baiter Park with a line up that also includes sensational Dr Meaker, Space, Jauar Skills and The Lottery Winners together with a host of experienced DJs.

There's free children's entertainment all weekend with the amazing Mad 4 animals, Mr Merlin & Okey Dokey The Dragon, Krazy Kev and Jamie Jambo and not forgetting street performers and the popular circus skills workshops. 

“This year we've pulled out all the stops to makes sure Poole Harbour Festival is bigger and better than ever before," says the festival director. 

"We can't wait to welcome our regulars back again because we know they love our mix of great music, great family entertainment and great food and drink, but we're also looking forward to meeting lots of new people and showing them why Poole Harbour Festival is well established as the jewel in the crown of summer in Poole."

The pulsating weekend line up of brilliant main stage acts is headlined by The Lightning Seeds remembered for their hits Lucky You, Sugar Coated Iceberg, The Life of Riley, Pure and, of course, Three Lions. 

Star DJs include, Elysa Marsden, Mark Rush Palmer, Freeeze and where Alf Graham will be keeping the dance tent at perfect pitch. 

As ever, the festival boasts a strong line up of local talent with some acts still to be added. There are also a number of top quality tribute acts appearing.

Poole Harbour Festival is renowned for the quality and diversity of food and drink on offer and this year's selection is better than ever with a range of delicious street food to fuel revellers and a wide choice of local ales and ciders at the bars. 

"We like to make sure there's something to keep everyone busy all weekend and this year we've also made room for even more traders, arts, crafts and design stalls," adds this year’s director. 

"And with weekend tickets starting at just £28 for adults or £55 for families, plus a host of drinks bundles offers that can be bought in advance we've made sure we're the region's best value summer festival as well!" 

Poole Harbour Festival opens at 5pm on Friday, noon on Saturday and 11am on Sunday, closing at 11pm on Friday and Saturday and 7pm on Sunday. 

Punk On Your Hits

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Poole Harbour Festival 2023 - Lightning Seeds | Punk On Your Hits + 48 More Live Acts