LEISURE: Poole Harbour Festival returns this month


Experience the ‘Greatest Show’ this month as Poole Harbour Festival returns with England’s longest running circus.

Poole Harbour Festival will run from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July on Harbourside Park.

For the first time, the festival will be joined by Swamp Circus to host full circus shows in the Big Top main stage. Expect to witness jugglers, stilt walkers, clowns and breathtaking fire acts.

Swamp fire

The circus group was founded in 1986 and has toured in 28 countries for over 30 years. They will be performing 45 minute circus shows for free on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a performance from the ‘Remarkable Mr B’ on the Friday evening. 

If that’s not enough, 40 music acts will be performing across three stages and there will be a vast array of bars and street food from around the world on offer. 

The legendary Mungo Jerry will be performing their greatest hits including ‘Baby Jump’. ‘Alright Alright Alright’ and the worldwide chart topper ‘In the Summertime’. Joining them in the Big Top will be the best of Britain’s tribute bands including UK Queen, Foo Fighters GB and the Ed Sheeran Experience. 

On the second stage this year, there will be a focus on the best original local bands. Acts including Black Water County, Saints of Sin and Pronghorn will feature.

Swamp Trifeleenees

Elsewhere, the dance tent will be headlined by international superstars Seb Fontaine and Dave Pearce.

Poole Harbour Festival opens its door at 5pm on Friday, noon on Saturday and 11am on Sunday. Closing times will be 11pm on Friday and Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.

First release tickets are available until Sunday at a special price. From Monday, full prices will apply.

For information on ticket pricing and the event itself, visit www.pooleharbourfestival.com 


To see what else is on this month in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, click here.




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