A MUSIC festival is set to return to Christchurch Quay this summer.

Dubbed the 'ultimate summer party', the Christchurch Music Festival will return in July.

Loaded with the 'finest local talent from across Dorset and beyond', with more than acts over the weekend, including The Audio Allstars, Groovemeister, Ragwormers, Bomo Swing, Archie Ray, Chris Payn and Old Time Sailors.

From July 19 to July 21, performers will take to the festival's three stages in 'a music lovers dream come true.'

 A spokesperson for the event said: "At the Christchurch Music Festival, we're passionate about supporting our local community, which includes local musicians, charities, and businesses.

"We believe that by working together, we can create a vibrant and thriving community that benefits everyone."

In 2024, the festival's partner charities are The Dorset Children's Foundation, Helping Homeless Veterans UK and Macmillan Caring Local.

Macmillan Caring Local are also celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Mac Unit this year; based at Christchurch Hospital, they provide support for people and their families going through end-of-life care.

There will be plenty of options to choose from for drinks and pop-up street food restaurants.

Weekend General Admission tickets are £20.00.

For more information and to see the full lineup, visit www.xchurchmusicfestival.co.uk.