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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.

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 program of events is now at an end please 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 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.


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.


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.

Latest Blogs & News

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

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Sophie Breakell sings in furr coat at the festival tent