‘In The Summertime’ Hitmakers to Headline Harbour Festival

In the Summertime chart toppers Mungo Jerry are to headline the return of Poole Harbour Festival next month.

With 30 live acts on three stages, a world of great street food, free children’s entertainment, local crafts and a rare full band show by 1970s icons Mungo Jerry, whose singer Ray Dorset lives in Westbourne, the festival is a treat for all the family.

The three-day fun fest at Harbourside Park offers a full weekend’s entertainment with a stunning bill of top tribute acts on the circus big top main stage, as well as the best local bands. Also on the menu is a mouth-watering array of artisan-produced international street foods, local produce and crafts.

“Poole Harbour Festival is something the whole family can enjoy together,” says festival organiser Ben Dyas. “It’s a great day and a fun-filled night out that doesn’t finish too late and with early bird prices held until 1 July it’s the best value festival in Poole.”

Weekend tickets are just £12 for adults and £5 for children until the end of the month, with day ticket prices held at £5 for grown ups and just £2.50 for kids. Under fives are free.

Mungo Jerry will headline the Sunday night line-up with Chasing Mumford, the UK’s top Mumford & Sons tribute band, as well as local party starters Mother Ukers and the Jimmy Hillbillies in the beer tent where the bar will be stocked with real ales and craft beers and ciders.

Crowd pleasing tribute bands Foo Fighters GB and Really Hot Chilli Peppers top the bill on Friday night with local outfits All Funked Up, Xander & the Keys and Punk on Your Hits with the main stage hosted by Steamhouse Rock Nights and DJ Jeff Keenan.

Saturday’s bill includes Oasiss and Stereoironics tributes with crack ska band Rat Race, Dance covers act Filta, DJ Martyn the Hat and ace locals Chris Payn, Sixteen String Jack and 27 Days, as well as sixties covers band The Newbeats.

Mr Merlin, Krazy Kev, the Mad For Animals Show, Circus Workshops and a Family Fire Showcan all be enjoyed in the programme of free children’s entertainment that runs all weekend.

Poole Harbour Festival opens at 5pm on Friday, noon on Saturday and 11am on Sunday, closing at 11pm on Friday and Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.

Tickets available now at www.eventbrite.co.uk.

Crowd scene
Ray Dorset, Mungo Jerry