A NEW festival celebrating African-Caribbean culture and reggae music is coming to Bournemouth next summer.

The Bournemouth Reggae Weekender will take place on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5, in Kings Park, Boscombe.

It will feature bands, dancing, poetry and food as well as artisan traders and craft stands.

It has been organised by Afro*disiac Live Radio CIC, a non-profit community interest business based in Bournemouth.

Organiser Raymond Nyenje said: “This will be a unique occasion to celebrate the diverse African-Caribbean culture and reggae music adding to the thread that weaves the cloth of togetherness and diversity in Bournemouth.

“We aim to provide a full range of entertainment and traditional activities, from live reggae bands and poetry to kids’ dance workshops.”

Tickets cost £8 for adults and £18 for a family. Yellow Buses is an official partner of the event and a bus shuttle service running between Poole and Christchurch and the site will be included in the ticket price.

Jay Thornton of Yellow Coaches, part of Yellow Buses, said: “We are very proud to be supporting yet another popular and local event.

“We have been working very closely with the event organisers to provide a travel solution so people can get to and from the event safely, efficiently and without the hassle of driving or parking their cars.”

Yellow Buses will operate special services for the weekend from Poole Station via Parkstone, Westbourne and Bournemouth railway station with additional services from Somerford and Christchurch via Iford which will transport visitors directly to and from the event at Kings Park.

Visit https://afro-disiac.co.uk/bournemouth-reggae-weekender-about.