Big names headlining pop festival

POP legends Blue and East 17 will top the bill at a Dorset festival in May.
The acts will be joined by the symphonic Ibiza Proms in the Park and DJ legends Sash! and Brandon Block, as well as UK garage pioneers Artful Dodger, at the Ultimate 90s & 00s Festival at Upton Country Park, which runs over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

Tickets for the concert – on Sunday, May 28 – are on sale now, with the first 1,000 able to buy weekend tickets for £60, with limited Sunday day tickets available for £33.
“We’re really excited to bring these incredible artists to Poole – there’s no better way to ease into a family bank holiday than an all-day party with some of the greatest tunes of this era,” said festival director Ben Dyas, of Immense Events.

Headliners Blue – Lee Ryan, Dorset-born Duncan James, Anthony Costa and Simon Webbe – are together again after releasing their acclaimed Heart & Soul album last year and playing a sell-out tour of UK arenas.
They’re joined by 90s pop bad boys East 17 and Ibiza Proms in the Park, performed by the 40-piece Secret Symphony Orchestra, specialists in symphonic versions of hands-in-the-air dance classics.
Also on the bill are legendary German DJ team Sash! and the original party starter Brandon Block, with Southampton-based 2-step and UK garage progenitors Artful Dodger, as well as Eurodance pop sensations Livin’ Joy.

The Ultimate 90s & 00s Festival rounds off a weekend of live music at Upton Country Park with the Ultimate Tributes Festival on Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, featuring a host of tributes to the likes of Queen, ABBA and George Michael.
On-site parking is bookable in advance and gates open at 4pm on Friday, noon on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday.
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