Buzzcocks’ Hardy connection

Buzzcocks frontman Steve Diggle has revealed that he was inspired by Thomas Hardy’s tale of Jude the Obscure. He was speaking after headlining the Barnstomper Festival in Cerne Abbas, Dorset.

Big buzz around Dorset music festival

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.

Make a date for BCHA Festival of Wellbeing

A Festival of Wellbeing is back for its seventh annual event in Boscombe Gardens on Friday, July 26 from 1pm to 4pm. It will be a free and fun packed afternoon, featuring activities for all the family including face painting, live music and a free raffle that will be drawn for top prizes. Organised by Bournemouth-based charitable housing association BCHA’s Ignite programme, it … Read More

Arting about with the Yellows

Yellow Buses’ dedicated Poetry Bus had a star turn at Bournemouth’s Arts by the Sea Festival by acting as the information hub. The double decker is decorated inside with verses written by poets who were inspired by travelling around the conurbation on the fleet. The bus was in the main square and festival volunteers manned it and were there to … Read More

Upton House festival star Billy Ocean’s new release

Upton House Music Festival headliner Billy Ocean is bringing out a new album this summer. R&B king Billy is starring at the three-day Dorset festival’s 80s Extravaganza on Friday, 9 June with special guests Kim Wilde and Toyah. Award-laden Billy’s latest album ‘Here You Are: The Music Of My Life’ is packed with loving reworkings of some of his favourite … Read More

Tasty treat for festival-goers

 Diners at next month’s Upton House Music Festival are in for a real culinary treat. For award-winning Beales Gourmet is the team behind the catering at the 8-10 June event. Patrons at the three-day festival can expect a sumptuous banquet as well as a feast of music. Top stars Michael Bolton, Billy Ocean and Sir Bryn Terfel are headlining the … Read More

Festival boost for charities

Three charities are set to benefit from a major music festival taking place this summer – via ticket sales for Upton House Music Festival in Poole, Dorset which is held from June 8-10.