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What is Festival Coast Live?

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

Festival Coast Live! highlights the diverse spectacle of events and activities that happen each year, including in 2021 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 Festival Coast Live! entertainment programme of events and activities takes 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. and ensuring that the BCP area remains the Festival Coast.

Why not keep an eye out on our website and social channels for what's coming up in 2022 across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

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Find out what's happening in each town


Bournemouth is no stranger to hosting festivals and large events and Festival Coast Live! provides the chance for everyone to join in and celebrate all the best entertainment the town has 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 host a variety of lively activities and events including performances from local artists and entertainers throughout the summer.


With its two harbours, two quays and two castles Christchurch provides the ideal backdrop for Festival Coast Live! with something for the whole community to enjoy throughout the summer.


The Festival Coast Live! programme in Poole features a variety of activities and events across Poole Quay, the High Street, Poole Park and Ashley Cross.

Latest Blogs & News

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

Band performing to visitors from the band stand in Bournemouth gardens
Man playing his saxophone to on lookers in Bournemouth
Sophie Breakell sings in furr coat at the festival tent