Music events in Dorset

If you seek laid back jazz, lively bands, quirky folk music or chart topping hits, we’ll get your feet tapping in Dorset.

Whatever your taste in music, we can guarantee there will be a musical event that you’ll being queuing to get tickets for.

Now, who said Dorset was quiet?

Music to your ears

We've got festivals and music events for all tastes, whether you like a bit of folk, reggae, pop or perhaps classical or more up your street, Dorset has it all....and in some of the most wonderful settings!

From stunning abbeys to picturesque castle grounds you will be in tune with your sense with music in your ears and a beautiful sight for your eyes.

Kick back with a cocktail and listen to some smooth jazz

Dorset is no stranger to the odd jazz festival or two!  With festivals featuring bands from across most of the spectrum of jazz, from New Orleans to contemporary sounds, with lots of leading names as well as new faces you're sure to find one to tap along to.

What better than to spend a weekend on the coast, listening to your favourite melodies played by some of the country’s best talent and soaking up the atmosphere and entertainment?

Raise your hands in the air for Camp Bestival!

Camp Bestival's live music selection covers all bases from rock to pop and way beyond, with brilliant and diverse headliners each year.

This festival has families at it's heart and there's loads for everyone to enjoy whatever age.

Past line ups have included Jess Glynne, Fatboy Slim, Beckie Hill and Blondie plus the very best in new music and lots of sing-along favourites too.

Whether you're young or just young at heart, there's a live act that will get you jumping, so we'll see you down the front!

Partied out?

If you’re dancing the night away, then you’ll need a place to stay.

We can help you find accommodation in Dorset whether you need a hotel for the night or a cottage for the week.

Music eventscoming soon!

Cliff Richard: The Great 80 Tour Oct 19

Cliff Richard: The Great 80 Tour

This show has rescheduled from 8 October 2020. If you have any queries about your booking please email    bhlive.tickets@bhlive.org.uk   Sir Cliff Richard is indisputably one of...

Orpheus Oct 21

Orpheus

The sounds of Brazil in an explosive celebration of uplifting sambas and bossa novas.  This 6-piece latin band promise hip-swaying, pulsating rhythms and captivating vocals. Join the...

WORMS IN THE URBAN GARDEN Oct 23

WORMS IN THE URBAN GARDEN

This October, the 23rd, we are hosting a musical evening at the Urban Garden restaurant in Bournemouth. There'll be music, food and drinks and we'd love to see you get your boogie boots on....

Chris de Burgh Oct 24

Chris de Burgh

Chris de Burgh & Band - The Legend Of Robin Hood Tour 2021 Chris de Burgh & Band are proud to announce they will be embarking on...

1959: The Golden Year of Jazz Oct 29

1959: The Golden Year of Jazz

The band that offers the sounds of the cool jazz movement of the 50s and 60s and tells a story exploring a rich emotional landscape. The Neil Maya Quartet is one of the South West's most exciting...

The Carpenters Story Oct 30

The Carpenters Story

This show has been rescheduled from Saturday 13th June 2020 and 16th May 2021. If you have any queries about your booking please email  bhlive.tickets@bhlive.org.uk     A musical...

1959: The Golden Year of Jazz Oct 31

1959: The Golden Year of Jazz

The band that offers the sounds of the cool jazz movement of the 50s and 60s and tells a story exploring a rich emotional landscape. The Neil Maya Quartet is one of the South West's most exciting...

Weymouth Festival of Remembrance Oct 31

Weymouth Festival of Remembrance

2021 marks the return of the Weymouth Festival of Remembrance, after a year's absence due to the global pandemic, on the 100th anniversary year of the formation of the Royal British Legion making...

Fisherman's Friends Nov 07

Fisherman's Friends

Presented by SJM Concerts. Britain’s oldest boy band emerge from lockdown and hit the road as The Fisherman’s Friends – combined age 401 (and three-quarters) – announce their...

A Beautiful Noise Show Nov 12

A Beautiful Noise Show

From London's West End, led by Fisher Stevens with his full live band, the internationally acclaimed production celebrates the music of Neil Diamond. The show pays homage to his incredible career,...

John Etheridge & Chris Garrick Nov 12

John Etheridge & Chris Garrick

Guitarist John Etheridge and violinist Chris Garrick have performed together for many years. Back with a new show, this world class duo provides a feast of interplay, improvisation and eclectic...

Jonah Hitchens Band Nov 12

Jonah Hitchens Band

This 8-piece band blends soul, psychedelia and jazz into a single exhilarating mash up. It's a journey from the free wheeling 60's to the cool vibes of the early 70's. If Curtis Mayfield...

Live music with Tom Gamble Nov 12

Live music with Tom Gamble

Three course Spanish dinner & live music. We are delighted to welcome Tom Gamble, a seriously accomplished guitarist whose genre-bending repertoire includes Latin American rhythms interspersed...

'Good Habits' Homecoming Tour Nov 13

'Good Habits' Homecoming Tour

Join 'Good Habits' for a special intimate concert as part of their Homecoming tour as they return from New Zealand. Kindly hosted by Zoe Schwarz (reserve tickets via hello@goodhabitsband.com)....

John Etheridge & Chris Garrick Nov 13

John Etheridge & Chris Garrick

Guitarist John Etheridge and violinist Chris Garrick have performed together for many years. Back with a new show, this world class duo provides a feast of interplay, improvisation and eclectic...

John Etheridge & Chris Garrick Nov 14

John Etheridge & Chris Garrick

Guitarist John Etheridge and violinist Chris Garrick have performed together for many years. Back with a new show, this world class duo provides a feast of interplay, improvisation and eclectic...

LIVE MUSIC - 5 Worms in 4 Horsemen Nov 14

LIVE MUSIC - 5 Worms in 4 Horsemen

On the 14th of November, 20:00, at The Four Horsemen, we are pleased to present you with FREE LIVE MUSIC, 5 worms inside of 4 horsemen. FREE ENTRY and it all kicks off at 8pm. As winter approaches,...