A LIVE music festival could become the biggest event of its kind in Poole, according to organisers.

The brand-new Seafood and Sounds festival has announced its musical line-up and participating hospitality outlets for weekend event on Saturday, September 16, and Sunday 17.

A total of 24 musical performances from fourteen acts will play from noon until 4pm each day of the weekend across five locations along the Quay and Lower High Street.

Performance areas will be at the Fish Shambles, Poole Arms, The Sea Sculpture, Custom House, and outside Poole Museum. From violinists to folk singers, shanty bands to duets, visitors will be able to enjoy non-stop acoustic music throughout the day.

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Nikki Robinson from Custom House said: “We believe we have created the biggest live musical event on Poole Quay and the Lower High Street for many years with nearly 40 performances over the weekend.

“Businesses are still adding music to their weekends, so wouldn’t it be great if we could get to 50?”

The festival itself will be held during the same weekend as Inside Out Dorset, a live performance event showcasing dance, acrobatics, and more hosted in The Dolphin, Falkland Square, and the High Street.

To compliment the live music, several traders are also offering special seafood dishes for visitors.

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Michelle Smith of Poole Arms added: “Alongside our usual fish dishes we will be creating a special Seafood and Sound dish for the weekend and it’s great that so many of our colleague businesses are getting behind the event.

“Seafood is in Poole’s heritage so it’s great to use the weekend as an opportunity to showcase the skills of our chefs.”

The final element of the weekend will be the Fisherman’s Market within Hennings open from 11am each day. Local companies will be selling various items from jewellery to fish and locally produced arts and crafts.

Music acts to perform at Seafood and Sounds include Poole Me Hearties, Millie Watson, Steve Faulkner, Helena Mace, and Jinder.

Visit seafoodandsounds.co.uk for more information, or by searching SeafoodandSounds2023 on Facebook.