SOME of the best known names in the music business will be heading to Dorset next summer for the Upton House Music Festival 2017.

World renowned performer Bryn Terfel, and legendary R&B singer Billy Ocean, are just some of stars to be officially revealed so far for the three day festival in Poole, which runs from Thursday, June 8 to Saturday, June 10.

However festival organisers are keeping the identity of Saturday’s headline act, who is described as, “an international star”, strictly under wraps for now.

A spokesman said: “We have a wonderful selection of quality entertainment to suit all tastes with three nights of open air concerts to be staged on the beautiful lawns of Upton House.”

The festival is held at the idyllic Upton House and Country Park, home of the Grade II listed Georgian mansion with more than 130 acres of parkland, kicking off on Thursday, June 8, with a classical spectacular.

World renowned bass-baritone Bryn Terfel will start the night on the right note along with Australian soprano Lauren Fagan with, of course, the celebrated BSO concert orchestra, conducted by the highly acclaimed Gareth Jones.

The opening night line up will also include the all female electric string quartet, Escala.

Festival goers on the Friday night, June 9, will be treated to an ‘80s extravaganza party with an all star line up including ‘Caribbean King’ Billy Ocean, singer Kim Wilde and punk princess Toyah.

The festival spokesman added: “There will be a special blend of fabulous music, an electric atmosphere, and fine dining food. Guests can either picnic on the lawns, purchase a gold circle reserved seat or enjoy pre-concert dining /VIP hospitality.”

Tickets for the event are available now along with various hospitality packages.

For more information or to book tickets, see or call 01202 255161.

Early bird tickets are available until December 31. Adults £35, children (5-14) £27.50, family (two adults and two children) £120, gold circle £43.

Pre-concert dining tickets, including a three-course meal and a gold circle seat, are £95 (incl vat).

VIP hospitality tickets are priced at £165 and include a gourmet dinner, champagne, a private lawn in the arena, complimentary programmes, VIP parking and VIP gold circle seating.

Saturday tickets will go on sale when the headline act is announced at a later date.

Last year’s Upton House Music Festival featuring Jools Holland, Katherine Jenkins and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, proved to be a huge success attracting thousands of visitors which the promoters say they hope to emulate next year.