Food and music festival returns for third year

Littledown’s popular food and music festival returns later this month and the lineup promises to be tastier than ever.

The event, sponsored by Volvo Cars Poole and Wave 105.2FM, is set to take place in Littledown Park on Sunday 23 June 2019 between 11am-5pm.

Back for its third year the programme is packed with home-grown culinary delights, a wide choice of stalls selling food from around the world, live music, activities and arts & crafts stalls.

Attractions this year include an international street food corner offering tasty treats from Vietnam, Turkey, India, Mexico, China and North America. There will also be a hog roast, wood fired pizza, wild game burgers and stalls selling local cheeses, homemade artisan breads, sauces and preserves. There’s plenty for those with a sweet tooth too including homemade cakes, crepes, waffles, shakes and handmade fudge.

Locally brewed ciders and ales will quench the thirst, or, for those who’d prefer a more spirited experience, a gin bar will be selling gins from the region.

There’s live music throughout the day, kicking off with three-piece ukulele band The Mother Ukers. Party band Clockwork Jukebox follow with an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary hits. And Brass Monkeys will close the event with a lively set of rock and soul.

There’ll be plenty to entertain the kids too with Get up and Bounce inflatables, face painting and body art. Jules the Entertainer will be stilt walking, balloon modelling, showcasing circus skills and performing magic shows. ALTITUDE High Ropes Adventure, the children’s playpark, paddling pool and Littledown Centre will also all be open as usual.

“We are looking forward to hosting our third food and music festival here at Littledown, says Colette Kiernander, BH Live’s Divisional General Manager.

“We hope everyone enjoys the variety of food, music and stalls on offer this year and a fantastic day is had by all.”

Admission to the festival is free although some activity charges will apply.

Walking, cycling and getting public transport to the festival is encouraged. Car parking is available on a first come first served basis.

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Notes to Editors:

Photo-caption: The team from the Sugar Cart at last year’s Food and Music Festival

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About BH Live

BH Live is the south coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.

With more than five million visits a year and £42 million turnover we are changing lives and are at the heart of the UK’s growing social economy.

In 2017/18 we had 4.5 million leisure centre attendances, hosted more than 500 events and sold over half a million cultural, sporting and entertainment event tickets. We also welcomed 59,000 conference and exhibition delegates.

This generated an estimated £53 million in local economic benefit.

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About Littledown Centre

Littledown is operated by BH Live in partnership with BCP Council.

Set in 47 acres of parkland, Littledown has some of the finest leisure, swimming, football and gym facilities in the country.

It is ranked among the top performing leisure centres in the UK, is accredited by quality scheme QUEST and is a National Fitness Award winner for the Local Authority/Leisure Trust Gym of the Year (2016) and finalist for the Best Group Exercise Gym of the Year (2017).

It has more than 1.2 million attendances a year and is home to clubs including BH Live’s Swimming Academy, Swim Bournemouth, Littledown Juniors Football Club and Play Football.

The venue has one of the largest gyms in the UK with personal training, an exercise referral and children’s activity programme. It runs 300+ weekly group exercise classes.

Indoor facilities include a 25-metre swimming pool, 17-metre teaching pool, waterslides, a splash pool and spa. There is a large sports hall for events and multi-sport activities including trampolining, badminton, table tennis, football and gymnastics.

The venue also has a café, bar and an Ofsted registered crèche.

Outdoor facilities include ALTITUDE High Ropes Adventure at Littledown Park (2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence), six floodlit 3G rubber crumb training pitches, grass football pitches, parkland for recreation and events, a cricket pitch and pavilion, lake, children’s playground, a paddling pool (open summer months only), outdoor catering, leisure orienteering course and free customer parking for up to three hours (Monday-Friday).

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