Free, fabulous and family friendly. Poole’s first Seven Seas festival, at Baiter Harbourside Park on May 19-21, is set to be a Spring highlight, so sign up for your tickets today.
Forming part of Poole Maritime Festival, the event boasts seven stages, seven bars plus seven hubs of music and food which celebrates the sounds and flavours of the seven seas, from the Arctic to the Indian Ocean, North Pacific, North Atlantic (Caribbean and European), South Atlantic and Southern Sea (VIP only).
Free tickets are available via a ballot or you can purchase guaranteed/VIP tickets online for less now. VIP offers food and drink packages with waitress service – perfect for that special occasion or corporate clients.
Already, the 35-metre high Poole Harbour BIG Wheel is riding high, offering a unique opportunity for panoramic sand-and-sea views, as well as the festival site. Rides are available seven days a week for four weeks and the unique outdoor Harbar, in a converted shipping container, ensures the fun won’t stop on Spring nights.
“The Seven Seas Festival offers a genuinely unique and creative way for the people of Poole and visitors alike to get to know more about our wonderful town,” said festival director Ben Dyas.
“We can’t wait to see the sensational views from the Poole Harbour BIG Wheel and, with a world of food and music to enjoy, it’s going to be a weekend to remember.”
Poole Maritime Festival is partnering with four charities this year – RNLI, Julia’s House, Diverse Abilities and Greenpeace.
The Seven Seas areas are as follows:
North Pacific – Good times come as standard with a rolling jazz and blues stage, mariachi bands and lashings of bourbon and beer to wash down some mighty fine soul food staples from Dorset’s own Chicken & Blues, as well as spicy Mexican street food from Cantina el Burrito.
Indian Ocean – The best in Thai tapas from Bournemouth’s Koh Lounge meets yoga, exotic crafts and great curries as well as Chinese medicine, acupuncture and Zen meditation.
South Atlantic – Hosted by Enrique Perez of Bournemouth-based Salsa Explosion, the sights, sounds and flavours of Rio de Janeiro’s carnival come to Poole.
North Atlantic/Caribbean – The Irie Bar serves rum, beer and coconut water as Afro*disiac radio dishes up chilled grooves from the pirate ship stage.
North Atlantic/Europe – Acoustic sets from the best local bands and loads of thrills and frills from the can-can dancers, a range of Mediterranean food from Bournemouth’s Lolas Restaurant and British classics from Golden Pig Roasts.
Arctic – Demonstrations from the Sea To Shore Seafood Company, all the way from Alaska. There’s also local ice cream, a mini ice rink, igloo and the Ikle Eskimos arena where our youngest revellers can let off steam while Mum and Dad catch a breather or check out Simon Chainey’s circus skills workshops.
Southern Sea – VIP hospitality area where bespoke food and drinks packages are available with waitress service.
To find out more about the festival and register for tickets, see www.sevenseasfestival.com.
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