THOUSANDS of people will be flocking to Sandbanks peninsula in Poole next weekend for SandFest, the biggest outdoor beach festival of the summer.

Following last year’s successful launch, the 2018 event looks set to be bigger and better than ever with acts including international stars like Idris Elba who is being flown in on a private jet from Ibiza to perform a DJ set at the event on Sunday, July 15.

Organiser Ty Temel who is based in Bournemouth said: “We are very excited to be bringing Luther star Idris Elba back to Dorset.

“He played at Halo’s fourth birthday last year and really enjoyed it and said he would love to come back if we were doing anything else so we thought it would be great if he could perform at SandFest this year.”

Ty has previously revealed how much work had been involved behind the scenes to make it happen.

“It’s been a logistical nightmare though, because although he wanted to be involved with SandFest, he was committed to an event in Ibiza so we’ve had to work with his management to make it happen.

“We’re now hiring a private jet to fly him in from Ibiza to Hurn airport and then he’ll get straight back on the jet after the event and fly back to Ibiza!”

He added: “This year’s line up will feature the cream of the dance, party and urban music scene as well as a few surprises!”

Around 5,000 revellers attended last year’s inaugural SandFest which included globally renowned artists such as Tinie Tempah, Faithless, Shy FX, Solardo and DJ Luck and MC Neat.

The fun starts at 2pm until 10pm. This year’s line up includes:

* MK, Idris Elba (DJ Set), Mistajam (Radio 1/ 1 Extra), Lethal Bizzle (Live), James Hype (Number 1 selling artist & DJ), Matt Jam Lamont (Godfather of UK Garage), Jay Welch, K1R3Y (Ibiza Rocks Resident)


As an exclusive offer for Daily Echo readers (aged 18-plus only), we have two pairs of VIP tickets worth £60 each for SandFest on Sunday, July 15 to give away.

For your chance to win, simply answer the following question:

What was the name of the popular TV British detective drama series starring Idris Elba?

Send your entry (including your name and contact number) to entitled SandFest Reader Competition by 12noon on Monday, July 9, 2018.

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Things you need to know about SandFest...

AGE: This event is 18+ | ID will be required

LAST ENTRY: Last entry will be 6pm. No re-entry available after 6pm.

FOOD: There will be a number of food stalls available all day. Own food is not permitted.

DRINK: Fully licensed bars open all day. Own drink is not permitted.

PAYMENTS: Limited ATM access in Sandbanks. Cash is strongly advised.

CONTACT: Website

VIP tickets include:

Fast track queue jump entry

Exclusive raised VIP area

Access to two exclusive VIP bars

Vanity area (beauty consultants on site)

VIP toilets

Hostess service throughout the event

Best views of the main stage and ocean

Undercover (should the odd shower arise)