Wednesday, 27 July 2022 09:24

Cool Weekend for Families at Poole Harbour Festival

Cool Weekend for Families at Poole Harbour Festival

With the heatwave behind us, and temperatures back to the seasonal norm, organisers of this weekend's Poole Harbour Festival at Baiter Park are expecting the biggest crowds in its six-year history. Fri 29 - Sun 31 July 2022.

Last year more than 13,000 visitors needed no encouragement to make the most of the area's biggest and best loved family-friendly live music event and Poole Harbour Festival is ready for even more to turn out this weekend to see more than 40 acts on four stages.

"Everyone's really happy the weather has cooled a little - it makes a massive difference to people when they can be sure they can enjoy the music and stay cool," says festival director Ben Dyas.

"And this weekend looks like pretty much perfect weather conditions for enjoying life music outdoors."

Weather forecasters predict sunny intervals and a moderate breeze with temperatures no higher than 23°C this weekend.

Running from Friday until Sunday, Poole Harbour Festival has lined up headliners including 90s hitmakers Republica and K-Klass, we well as 21st century pop-rock stars Scouting For Girls and Bristol dance music fusionists Dr Meaker. There's also a host of top DJs, including a reunion of the legendary Manor DJs, and stellar tributes to the likes of Elton John, Queen, Foo Fighters, Muse, Oasis and Meat Loaf.

Popular with families thanks to its carefully planned layout, high quality food and drink, and excellent facilities, there's free children's entertainment all weekend with the amazing Rent A Dinosaur, alongside Jamie Jambo, Krazy Kev (Fri, Sun), Mad 4 Animals (Sat) and Jules the Entertainer (Sat), not forgetting street performers and the popular circus skills workshops.

"This summer there's a real appetite for getting and about and having fun in the sun," adds Ben. "Now we know everything's cool with the weather and there are no worries with the extreme heat as can relax a little and do all we can to make sure everyone has a great weekend. Bring it on!"

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.

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