Music Stage

Read about the LIVE acts!

Saturday 25th September

Carley Varley

Carley is an acoustic singer and songwriter, originally from Hampshire she began busking on the streets of Lymington. She performs songs from the 60’s to present chart hits and often makes ‘mash ups’ to entertain her audience. Performing various genres of music with her own acoustic twist.

Mother ukers

Using ukuleles of all shapes and sizes, with songs & flavours of modern pop, punk, classic rock, the swinging 60s, fabulous 50s blended together and marinaded with the sound and rhythms of the roaring 20s and seasoned with a touch of the blues in a swamp grass melody.

Dorset wrecks

Mustering eleven crew members, and making quite a lot of noise, we welcome the Dorset Wrecks to the Poole Seafood Festival! Get ready for some thigh slapping, sea shanty get downs!

Dorset Wrecks

Mustering eleven crew members, and making quite a lot of noise, we welcome the Dorset Wrecks to the Poole Seafood Festival! Get ready for some thigh slapping, sea shanty get downs!

Jimmy Hillbillies

Dorset’s finest Rockabilly Stomp outfit. A seven-piece good-time, Hoedowning “Rockabilly Stomp” outfit straight out of Dorset. They specialise in a heady mix of old time Hillbilly and Country tunes, mashed up with a driving rockabilly bass and beat, then fused with some modern classics, to generate a distinctive and ultimately danceable, party band for all occasions.

Sixteen String Jack

Sixteen String Jack are a unique, energetic 4-piece band from Dorset, England. Playing a mixture of Americana, Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Irish Trad & more, the band deliver well thought out arrangements led by Banjo, Mandolin and Fiddle, whilst Bass and Drums bring a driving rhythm which is sure to get your feet stomping!

Queen tribute – UK queen

UK Queen are another world class tribute to one of the biggest bands to have ever graced the stage – Queen! UK Queen will take you on a journey with all the number one hits and fan favourites, performed live with an electrifying band such as; Crazy Little Thing Called Love, I Want to Break Free, Somebody to Love, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and of course Bohemian Rhapsody.

Firework Display

Kicking off at 9pm, expect to see the skies of Poole Quay light up with our beautiful firework display!

Sunday 26th September

Finnian McGurk

Introducing Folk legend Finnian McGurk. One man and his great Gaelic music, Fin is an absolute genius on the instruments he plays especially his festive fiddle! Expect to see a variety of instruments!

Mischa & His Merrymen

Mischa & His Merry Men deliver an energetic and compelling performance with their uplifting, socially charged originals taking you on an exciting voyage laced with messages of peace, love & unity… the revolution starts here! Folk-fusion including rock, reggae, ska, funk, blues and gypsy.

wareham whalers

The Wareham Whalers are one of Dorset’s successful shanty crews and have been entertaining audiences since 2004. They have in their repertoire over 120 shanties and songs of the sea…and they remember the words to most of them! The shanties are sung as if the crew were on board a sailing ship!

Chris Payn

Our very own local musician Chris Payn! Chris started his musical journey at just 10 years old, and has been gigging ever since, mostly doing covers but has also written a lot of his own material which he’ll be showcasing for us!... Get ready to hear his unique pop/rock style with funky grooves and heavy undertones.

Rat Race Dorset Ska band

If you enjoy a high-energy knees up then Ska music is a blessing. Rat Race have been delighting us with a selection of the very best Ska tracks to have ever been written. They perform tracks from the likes of Madness, The Specials, The Selecter, Bad Manners, The Beat... The list goes on.