POOLE’S exclusive Sandbanks beach is to host a new outdoor summer festival that is expected to attract around 5,000 revellers.

The inaugural Sandfest is set to take place on Sunday, July 9 from 2pm to 10pm and includes a Faithless DJ set as well as renowned international DJs and other live acts.

Event organiser and co founder Ty Temel, who is based in Bournemouth, said that Sandfest could be the most talked about event of the summer, adding: “We are very excited to bring a very unique concept of a daytime outdoor beach event to the iconic and internationally famous beach of Sandbanks.

“The team have been working very hard behind the scenes and we can’t wait to show you who we’ve secured to play the beach event.”

Faithless known for their electrifying dance tracks, will be joined by Jay Welch, K1R3Y, DJ Luck & MC Neat and Big Narstie. More names are due to be revealed.

Ty added: “Imagine the scene - 5000 people enjoying the sounds of some of the worlds best DJs and live acts, in an amazing arena with funky food stalls and fully licensed bars and facilities for eight glorious hours in the sunshine.”

As a special reader offer, we have five pairs of VIP tickets worth £60 each to give away. VIP tickets include: fast track entry, exclusive raised VIP area, access to two exclusive VIP bars, vanity area (beauty consultants on site) and hostess service throughout the event.

Just email your name, address and a contact number to digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk by 12 noon on Thursday, June 22.