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All set for Upton House Music Festival

Monday, 5th June 2017

There are just days to go before the spectacular Upton House Music Festival in Poole.

The three-day festival from Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 June features a host of star names including Michael Bolton, Billy Ocean and Sir Bryn Terfel.

And it’s a real record-breaker with ticket sales up by more than 15% on last year’s event.

The last remaining tickets are available from www.uptonhousemusicfestival.co.uk.

The park has witnessed a huge amount of activity since well before last weekend with construction of the arena and stage gathering pace.

Patrons are being asked to allow extra time to enter the arena due to increased security measures following the events in Manchester.

All tickets will be scanned at the entrances to the arena and random bag searches will take place.

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.

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