AROUND 10,000 revellers are expected to pack out Baiter Park for the Poole St George's Day Festival.

Several leading tribute acts are booked to perform at the two-day event, which gets underway at the Poole venue on St George's Day, Saturday, April 23.

Tribute bands set to perform include The Bowie Experience, Oasish, Kazabian and Badness.

Event spokesman Ben Dyas said: "As the is the first large event in our area celebrating St George’s Day we are very exited and expect people to come out to and support it, the same way people celebrate St Patricks Day.

"We are also wanting to create some community and patriotic spirit similar to that from the Queen's Jubilee and the associated street parties or the Olympics.

"Expect a sea of red and white with singing & dancing."

Organisers say the festival is a family event, with £1 from each ticket sale going towards the forces charity Help for Heroes.

Aside from the music there promises to be a variety of children's entertainment, food and drink available.

English-themed food such as fish & chips will accompany 10 traditional real ales ten real ciders.

Mr Dyas said: "There will be an event space which will host Morris Dancers, a tug of war competition and falconry display.

"The music stage would hold a variety of live music throughout the day aimed at all ages with tribute bands of great English acts including Madness, Oasis, Kasbian, Queen, & David Bowie, as well as local bands like Black Sheep, Krista Green, Just Millie & Si Genero.

"There will also be children and adult fancy dress competitions."

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Adult day tickets cost £5 online or £6.50 on the gate.