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.

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A Bach Celebration May 28

A Bach Celebration

This celebratory opening to the Purbeck Art Weeks (PAW) Festival features an 18-piece ensemble of strings, woodwind, brass, timpani, chamber organ and harpsichord as well as international vocal...

Adele Tribute May 28

Adele Tribute

A beautiful night with our heart-wrenchingly talented Adele Tribute! On Saturday 28th May 2022, Jax Hall returns to Bournemouth Pier as Adele. Jax's 'Inspired By Adele Show' is packed full...

Bryanston Summer Fair May 28

Bryanston Summer Fair

The Wessex Event Company Presents our newest event - A Summer Fair in the beautiful surroundings of Bryanston School. Over the weekend of the 28th and 29th of May 2022. Live music, Kids entertainment...

Choral Evensong for Ascensiontide May 28

Choral Evensong for Ascensiontide

On Saturday 28 May at 4.30pm, we offer our monthly cathedral-style choral evensong for Ascensiontide. The music includes Durufle: Ubi caritas, Stanford: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in C, Reading:...

Diversity- Connected May 28

Diversity- Connected

After nine sell out UK tours, over 600,000 tickets sold, and countless television and live performances Diversity have announced one of their biggest UK tours to date. Last year marked 10 years since...

Magic of Thailand Festival in Poole May 28

Magic of Thailand Festival in Poole

A two day Thai Festival to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Harbourside Park is brought to you by Magic of Thailand, previously known as Poole Thai Festival. Treat yourself to a weekend...

Mill Farm Folk Festival May 28

Mill Farm Folk Festival

The Mill Farm Folk Festival is the perfect family day out featuring a brilliant line up of local folk music acts, including the amazing Devon folk duo, Harbottle and Jonas, and many others. Held on...

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival May 28

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival

Welcome to Purbeck Art Weeks Festival  Purbeck Art Weeks (PAW) is offering yet another superb programme of concerts and talks plus artists’ Open Studios and exhibitions across...

The Overtones May 29

The Overtones

Presented by TEG|MJR by arrangement with ILA: The Overtones 2021 UK Tour. Multi-platinum selling vocal harmony group, The Overtones are delighted to announce their 10th Anniversary...

Blandford Forum Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Blandford Forum Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

Blandford Forum Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Build your Jubilee Royal Barge – construct and decorate a miniature Royal Barge using recycled, clean materials (no polystyrene). The...

Bournemouth 7s Festival Jun 02

Bournemouth 7s Festival

Bournemouth 7s Festival, the UK’s largest sport and music festival, is returning to Chapel Gate, Bournemouth from June 2nd – 4th (Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend), with an...

Jazz Jurassica Jun 02

Jazz Jurassica

Four days of world class jazz, blues and soul on the sunny Dorset coast over the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. Concerts from award-winning artists at the iconic Marine Theatre and free...

Lyme Regis Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Lyme Regis Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

This summer Lyme Regis has a fantastic programme of exciting music, entertainment and community celebrations to honour the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee from the 2nd to the 5th June. ...

Organ Recital Jun 02

Organ Recital

A special organ recital to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee to be given on Thursday 2nd June at 7.30pm by Malcolm Archer (formerly organist of Bristol, Wells and St Paul's Cathedrals)....

Wareham Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Wareham Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

Thursday 2nd June - Wareham Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. Howard’s Lane Car Park will be closed on the day and used for the celebrations from 1pm.   In the afternoon there...

Weymouth Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Weymouth Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

Weymouth Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. Thursday 2nd June Local celebrations include a free public firework display on Weymouth Beach on the evening of Thursday 2nd June to start the long...

Wimborne Minster Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Wimborne Minster Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

Wimborne Minster Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Thursday 2nd June Town Crier to read Proclamation from The Minster Green at 2 pm.  As a tribute to Her Majesty’s reaching the...

Jubliee Rave: Drum and Bass and Techno Jun 03

Jubliee Rave: Drum and Bass and Techno

Regal it won't be. But if you are after the best Drum & Bass, House, Hard Trance and Techno in Dorset over the Jubilee weekend, Stomp & Circumstance is where it is at. Republicans and...

Live Music This Jubilee Weekend: George Holloway Jun 03

Live Music This Jubilee Weekend: George Holloway

Key West Presents: George Holloway. George Holloway is a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Bournemouth, singing a varied choice of well-known covers to please all ages. Event Details: Friday 3rd...