THOUSANDS of people rocked out at Poole Harbour Festival during the weekend, as the annual popular event came back with a bang. 

The festival, held at Baiter Park in Poole Harbour, had some big-name headline acts, including Scouting for Girls on the evening of Sunday, July 31. 

Also playing on Sunday were tribute acts for Queen, The Killers and Elton John as well as artists Mother Ukers, Carloey Varley and Lady Winwoods Maggot. 

Bournemouth Echo: Poole Harbour Festival on Saturday, with Oasis tribute act OasissPoole Harbour Festival on Saturday, with Oasis tribute act Oasiss

Saturday saw Republica and Dr Meaker taking to the main stage, as well as tribute acts from Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Police and Oasis – called Oasiss. 

K-Klass, Sixteen String Jack and Saints of Sin also performed to excited crowds on Saturday. 

On Friday, July 29, the festival’s first day, Pink Floyd, Foo Fighters and Meat Loaf tribute acts took to the main stage. 

Event organiser Serena Wren said: “We’ve had three really great days. There have been some great tribute acts from Meatload, Foo Fighters, Pink Floyd and Oasis. 

Bournemouth Echo:

“There have been some excellent talent from local bands too. Everybody is having fun; the weather has been decent for us too. 

“Poole Harbour Festival has been a year in the planning. As soon as we finish on Sunday we will be planning next year’s festival.” 

Thousands of people enjoyed one particular act, Oasis tribute act Oasiss, on Saturday afternoon – with one woman and a boy rocking out with a blow-up guitar. 


Fairground rides and even fire acts were also present throughout the weekend, with children seeing dinosaurs on Saturday. 

More than 40 stalls for charity, local business and food and beverages lined Baiter Park, with food ranging from Greek, Indian, Caribbean and Thai. 

Helping Homeless Veterans UK’s David Wood was there. The CEO of the charity, which helps house veterans find accommodation, said: “This is a great event for us to raise awareness of our charity and let the local population, who are massive supporters, know exactly what we are doing, how we are doing it and where their donations are spent.”