Big buzz around Dorset music festival

Dorset’s Barnstomper Festival returns

Legendary punk rock band Buzzcocks are headlining a Dorset music festival being held in the shadow of the Cerne Abbas Giant and his 36 feet-long appendage.

Barnstomper returns after a two year lay-off due to Covid and those who have fallen in love with it are buzzing with anticipation.

The Dorset Downs will vibrate to the music of bands including Holy Moly and The Crackers, Guns of Navarone and Imperial Leisure – as well as other well-known acts.

It is being held on the 2nd and 3rd of September at the Cerne Abbas Brewery that produces a range of beers as eclectic as the musical line-up.

Phil Hoyle, landlord of Ringwood’s London Tavern who is one of those behind the festival, said: “Securing these acts has been a real effort but it will be superb.

“Holy Moly and the Crackers are a lively female-fronted folk-rock outfit from Newcastle and Imperial Leisure are a ska/rock band from London.

“We also have Black Water Country, a six-piece Dorset-based folk-punk band and Warrington’s Roughneck Riot which are folky and punky.

“Music and beer go together perfectly and we have plenty of both.

“The cost for the two days is just £75 which includes camping and it is a real snip and great value.

“With the cost of living crisis we have kept the price as low as possible to encourage people to finish off the festival season with a bang.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming our regulars but also new festival-goers to what we believe will be the best Barnstomper yet.

“Hopefully we’ll have great weather, but never mind the rain we’ve got Buzzcocks.”

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Dorset’s Barnstomper Festival returns



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