Monday, 23 August 2021 08:14

Finley Quaye headlines new 3 Acres Live Music Event

Finley Quaye headlines new 3 Acres Live Music Event

Poole’s summer of celebration continues with the first 3 Acres Summer Gathering on Ashley Cross Green over August Bank Holiday weekend.

The two-day feast of live music is headlined by hit making singer songwriters Finley Quaye, with Starsailor’s James Walsh and Mark Morriss from the Bluetones, with support from the area’s best local bands including Quinn’s Quinney, Numb, Mother Ukers, Sixteen String Jack, Chris Payn, Swamp Stomp String Band, Tim Somerfield, Carley Varley and Kitty Stewart.

“This is shaping up to be a memorable summer for all the right reasons,” says events organiser Ben Dyas. “3 Acres is a small but perfectly formed site-specific live music event that’s made to fit within the beautiful Ashley Cross Green – the perfect setting for some of Britain’s premier singer songwriters to showcase their talent. The last year or so has been so tough on so many of us, it’s no wonder people are ready to come back together in a safe environment and experience the sheer joy of live music again in the open air.”

BRIT and Mobo award winner Finley Quaye is best known for soulful hits like Sunday Shining and Even After All from his top 3 debut album Maverick A Strike, but has performed all over the world and his most recent album Faux Nail came out 2019.

Since breaking through with Starsailor whose hit singles include Alcoholic, Good Souls and Silence Is Easy, since 2009 James Walsh has also pursued a solo career recording his debut with American legend Suzanne Vega. He has been releasing new music ever since, most recently this year’s acclaimed Small Illusions album.

As frontman of The Bluetones, Mark Morriss was a fixture of festival bills and the UK charts in the Britpop era, notching up hits like Cut Some Rug, Slight Return and Marblehead Johnson. He made his solo debut in 2008 with the folky Memory Muscle followed by two well-received albums for hipster label Acid Jazz – A Flash of Darkness and The Taste of Mark Morriss – and recording the theme music for David Walliams’ children’s books. Mark’s new album, Look up, is out next month.

Alongside the quality live music, mouth watering street food from around the world will ensure both mind and body are well fed and with the accent on fun for all the family there’s a full programme of children’s entertainment for young ones. Meanwhile, a gin bar and plenty of craft beer, ciders and real ales will keep the party swinging.

Weekend tickets are just £17 with day tickets at £10 (adults) and £5 (children) or £25 for a family of four, available at