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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 ten-week entertainment programme of pop-up experiences and activities took place on a variety of dates throughout the summer in multiple popular locations providing the opportunity for local professional and community 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 now and in the lead up to Christmas.

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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. Featuring the unmissable Bournemouth Air Festival, Arts By The Sea Festival, Friday Night Fireworks and more, Festival Coast Live! will continue to entertain all the family not just through the summer but throughout the year.

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. For up-to-date information on what you can expect over the next few weeks and in the lead up to Christmas please check our blogs and latest news area.


With its two harbours, two quays and two castles Christchurch provided the ideal backdrop for Festival Coast Live! Featuring the award-winning Bournemouth 7’s festival, the much-loved Christchurch Carnival and the Stompin’ on the Quomps Jazz event there was something for the whole community to enjoy throughout the summer in Christchurch this year. If you want to stay in the know and not miss a single event in the build up to Christmas check back here soon!


This summer the Festival Coast Live! programme in Poole featured not only the popular Poole Goes Vintage, Dream Machines Bike Nights and weekly CityFibre Summer Fireworks Spectacular but also a variety of pop up activities and events across Poole Quay, the High Street, Poole Park and Ashley Cross. Don't forget to check back here soon to keep up to date with what is happening in the run up to Christmas to make sure you don’t miss anything.

Latest Blogs & News

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

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