After the success of the inaugural Littledown Food and Music Festival in 2017, the event is making a return. Hopefully we’ll be blessed with the blazing sunshine of last year, which provided the ideal compliment to the day’s musical entertainment and buzzing street market. The emphasis is on local produce and talent too, with Dorset food suppliers serving up cheeses, artisan breads, cakes, preserves and more while serenaded with a full programme of local folk, rock and pop acts.
Something for everyone
If you want to make a day of it why not head to the street food corner, which caters for all palettes with Vietnamese, Turkish, Mexican, Chinese, North American and other cuisines. Plus retro dishes and drinks from the thirties, forties and fifties like nettle cordial all washed down with locally brewed cider and ale. Oh, and there’s a gin bar too!
While the musical line-up is yet to be confirmed, it’s bound to create a buzz if it’s anything like the talent of last year. Little ones will enjoy the entertainment and magic shows by Jules the Entertainer and all of the Littledown Centre’s popular facilities including the Altitude high-ropes course and outdoor paddling pool will be open for all to enjoy.
The Littledown Centre always throws a great bash, with its summertime Family Fun Day attracting and entertaining hundreds of people of all ages. So, it’s no surprise that it was the venue of choice for a brand new food and music event on the South’s festival scene in June 2017.
The 2017 Littledown Food & Music Festival delivered a packed line-up of local performers and food providers who helped transform Littledown Park into a vibrant outdoor entertainment venue. The event, from 11am to 6pm, hosted the best of local folk, rock and pop performers, plus street and artisan food served at pop-up bars, cafes and restaurants and various arts, crafts and local produce providers.
The street food corner served up cuisine from the Caribbean, Spain, Thailand, Turkey and Germany, plus a whole world of goodies like cheeses, wood-fired pizza and fish and chips. Bands on the programme included The Mother Ukers, a popular three-piece ukulele group, party band BB3 and the Soul Party Band, playing a mix of pop disco, rock, funk and soul.
The Littledown’s Altitude high ropes adventure, playgrounds, sports facilities and outdoor paddling pool were all open for business, while various children’s entertainers were on hand to enchant the little ones.