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What is Festival Coast Live?

This summer! Festival Coast Live! brought together all that is best about events, festivals and outdoor performances across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole .

As well as introducing pop-up events by local performers Festival Coast Live! highlighted the diverse spectacle of events and activities that happen each year, including the unmissable Bournemouth Air Festival, Christchurch's Stompin' on the Quomps, and Poole Quay Fireworks, which all celebrated and showcased our coast as the Festival Coast.

Suitable for all the family to enjoy, the summer long entertainment programme of pop-up experiences and activities took place in multiple popular locations across the three areas providing the opportunity for local community and professional artists, musicians and dancers to entertain residents and visitors alike.

Although the main programme of summer events is now at an end please explore this site to find out what is still going on across Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole in the lead up to Christmas and the New Year.

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Find Out What's On


Bournemouth is no stranger to hosting festivals and large events and Festival Coast Live! was a chance for everyone to join in and celebrate all the best entertainment the town had to offer during the summer months. Popular locations across the town including the Lower Gardens, the Seafront, the Town Square, Horseshoe Common and the Triangle hosted a variety of lively pop up activities and events including performances from local artists and entertainers throughout the summer.

However, Festival Coast Live! is not just about the summer and will continue to entertain all the family throughout the year so explore this site for up to date information on what you can expect now and in the lead up to Christmas and the New year


With its two harbours, two quays and two castles Christchurch provided the ideal backdrop for Festival Coast Live! with something for the whole community to enjoy throughout the summer. Festival Coast Live! is not just about the summer though, so why not explore this site for information on what is coming up in Christchurch in the build up to Christmas and the New Year.


This summer the Festival Coast Live! programme in Poole featured a variety of pop up activities and events across Poole Quay, the High Street, Poole Park and Ashley Cross. Why not explore this site further for information on what Festival Coast Live! can offer now and in the run up to Christmas and the New Year to make sure you don’t miss anything.

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Take a look at our latest Festival Coast Live! blog posts and news releases.

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