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Festival spokesman Stephen McManus said: “Our aim is to keep disruption to a minimum and I thank people in advance for their patience and co-operation as we ensure this second Upton House Music Festival takes place without a hitch.

“I would advise that you aim to get to the festival earlier than planned for the public gate opening times at 5.30pm each day to avoid possible congestion.”

The festival starts on Thursday, 8 June with a Classical Spectacular night featuring world renowned bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, Australian soprano Lauren Fagan, the celebrated BSO Concert Orchestra conducted by the acclaimed Gareth Jones and exciting all female electric string quartet Escala.

Lucky Upton Junior School pupils are to witness a special recital and a talk from the Escala girls on Thursday afternoon with a large group of parents and children also set to attend the evening concert.

Friday, 9 June is 80s Extravaganza party night starring incomparable R’n’B superstar Billy Ocean, hugely successful singer Kim Wilde and punk princess Toyah.
Saturday, 10 June sees internationally renowned singer-songwriter Michael Bolton performing in an appearance exclusive to Upton. He will be supported by special guest, ’90s soul singer Kenny Thomas.

There will be a wide range of food and drink outlets on offer at the event including a beer bar and cocktail bar, together with a traditional hog roast and burgers as well as pizza, a quality coffee tent and delicious Purbeck Ice Cream.

The venue is just three miles from Poole bus and railway stations. Buses run along Poole Road which is the road next to the venue.