Lightning Seeds, Hoosiers and Cheeky Girls for Poole Harbour Festival

THE Hoosiers, Lightning Seeds and Cheeky Girls will top the bill at this year’s Poole Harbour Festival.

Thousands are expected for the three-day event, at Baiter Park, which runs from July 28 to 30.

A host of other bands, A-list DJs, classic tributes and the best music talent the BCP region has to offer will also feature on a bill of 50 acts across four stages.

“Everyone needs a lift at the moment so we’ve gone all out to make sure Poole Harbour Festival is the party the town deserves,” says festival organiser, Ben Dyas, of Immense Events.

“We’ve actually cut prices with a very special launch offer of weekend family tickets at just £42 – that’s little more than a tenner each for three days of the best live music on the shores of Poole Harbour.

“Single day adult tickets are only £13 and just £20 for the whole weekend.”

Best known for mid-noughties hits like Worried About Ray and Choice, The Hoosiers scored a number one in 2021 with the football charity single Route 66, while fellow headliners The Lightning Seeds are fronted by songwriter Ian Broudie who co-wrote the classic football anthem Three Lions, as well as indie classics Pure, The Life of Riley and Lucky You.

Cheeky Girls Poole Harbour Festival

Cheeky Girls Poole Harbour Festival

Meanwhile, Transylvanian twins The Cheeky Girls need no introduction to pop fans, having caused a sensation with their number two debut single Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) in 2002 and its top three follow ups, Take Your Shoes Off and It’s A Cheeky Holiday securing their current status as TikTok comeback queens.

Also billed are 1990s hitmakers Space revisiting their best-known hits Neighbourhood, Female of the Species and Begin Again and back by popular demand come Bristolian dance fusionists, Dr Meaker.

A strong line up of crowd-pleasing tributes includes performers playing Queen, Foo Fighters, Prodigy, Guns N’ Roses, REM and Coldplay, as well as a DJ bill topped by the one and only Brandon Block, with cut-n-paste king Jaguar Skills, original Junglist Nicky Blackmarket, Bournemouth’s own Freeze and other dance scene movers and shakers.
Poole Harbour Festival

Leading local live music merchants including the ferocious Millie Manders and the Shut Up, Filta, Saints of Sin and everyone’s favourite four string slingers Mother Ukers will also appear.

Away from the music, free children’s entertainment will run throughout the weekend with the return of the amazing dinosaur shows, alongside Mad 4 Animals, Mr Merlin, Krazy Kev and Jules the Entertainer, as well as street performers and the popular circus skills workshops.

The festival will also showcase a great selection of street food and a wide choice of local ales and ciders at the bars.

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.

Tickets are available now at

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