UPTON House Food and Music Festival will return to the edge of Poole Harbour with 'no better way to get into the festival spirit this summer'.

This year's Upton House Food and Music Festival has been announced to return to Upton Country Park from June 14 to 16.

The festival promises an enticing mixture of food and music and has been described as the best way to get into the festival mood before Glastonbury. 

A spokesperson for Upton House Food and Music Festival said: "Food and music are made for each other – both are great on their own, but together they nourish the soul as well as the mind and body.

"As summer starts to swing, this year’s Upton House Food and Music Festival offers a celebration of sensational tastes and unstoppable sounds on the edge of Poole Harbour."

With 16 stage performances, tribute bands to some of the world's best musicians will take to the stage including Queen, Foo Fighters, Amy Winehouse, Stereophonics and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 

Alongside this, it will also boast 37 different vendors such as popular Bridport restaurant Monetian Thai to artisan jewellery makers, Little Ocean Jewellery. 

The spokesperson added: "What’s more, the three-day, family-friendly festival in the beautiful grounds of Upton House offers exceptional value as well as serving up a mouthwatering menu of top quality international street food from some of the region’s finest artisan producers.

"As well as the main attractions, there’s also a bill of top local bands and singers, free kids entertainment all weekend and some seriously silly eating contests for the hungry and the brave at heart."

The festival curated a top ten food and drink list which includes Montien Thai, Island Box, Crepe Roulette, Dorset Pizza Kitchen, The Bao Bao Beast, Sobo Smoko, The Greekery, Bournemouth Ice Cream, BH1 Gin and Shanty Spirit.

The site opens from 5pm on Friday and 11pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

Weekend and day tickets begin at £6 to adults, £2 for children, £14 family.

Dogs on leads are welcome and for bookings and more information visit Upton House Food and Music Festival's website.