A FULL day of fun for families and friends is coming to a Poole park.

Poole Harbour Festival returns to Baiter Park later this month and is set to get the summer holidays off to a flying start.

Thousands of festivalgoers are expected the three-day family-friendly festival of live music and entertainment for all ages, with street food and an emphasis on local produce and makers.

Poole Harbour Festival director Ben Dyas said: “All the signs are that after the year we’ve all had the people of Poole and beyond are eager to do something safe that feels more like a normal summer.

“And we’re doing everything possible to make people happy and keep everyone safe.

“There’s a stellar line up, the festival site is bigger so there’s more space, more facilities and bigger bars with managed queuing systems to reassure all our customers.”

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With more than 50 live acts on three stages headlined by 1990s Britpop band Toploader and, appropriately, ‘Staying Out for the Summer’ hitmakers Dodgy, Poole Harbour Festival is set to cater for all tastes.

But that’s not all, with street performers filling the gaps between acts on the music stages, a wide variety of walkabout acts ready to put on an impromptu show at the drop of a hat, and a full children’s programme including dinosaur shows, the Passion For Laughter street shows, Mad For Animals and the award-winning Jamie Jambo, there’s plenty to see and do all day long.

The festival last took place in 2019 and visitors enjoyed glorious sunshine and a feast of entertainment.

“I can’t begin to explain how thrilled we are that Poole Harbour Festival can once again take its place as a highlight of summer in Poole,” added Mr Dyas.

“It will be brilliant to welcome back our regulars whose support has been so important to us over the last year, as well as meet lots of new friends enjoying an incredible day for the whole family.”

Poole Harbour Festival opens at 5pm on Friday, July 30, noon on Saturday, July 31, and 11am on Sunday, August 1, closing at 11pm on Friday and Saturday, and 7pm on Sunday.

The last few tickets are available now at pooleharbourfestival.com.