Food, drink and top tribute bands at Upton Country Park

BIG band tributes and big flavours are on the menu at the Upton House Food and Music Festival at Upton Country Park near Poole, on 14th to 16th June.

The popular three-day family-friendly festival features top UK tribute acts and some of the region’s finest food and drink producers in the beautiful setting with views over Poole Harbour.

“What better way to celebrate great food from around the world than with a soundtrack of music by some of the world’s greatest artists?” asks festival organiser Serena Wren. “It’s an amazing site – not too big, not too small – and we’ve got a brilliant line-up of top tributes with even more food and drink, including fabulous local producers. There’s entertainment for kids every day and we’ve kept the prices down. This has to be the best value festival out there!”

For foodies there are flavours and treats from around the world including traditional Asian cuisine with a western twist from The Bao Bao Beast, Greekery street food, Montien Thai from Bridport and Mauritian street food from The Island Box. To wash it down, the choice includes Poole’s own Shanty seaweed botanical vodka cocktail, Zzinga Honey Cider and the organic Pothecary Gin.

The music lineup includes tributes to Oasis, Bon Jovi, The Killers, Queen, Stereophonics, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Any Winehouse and Madness. Among the local acts are ukulele-wielding Mother Ukers, The Transitions, rock radio stars SOS, Chris Payn and Jordan Watts, and breakthrough artist Charley Varley.