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!

The Songs the Beatles Gave Away Apr 19

The Songs the Beatles Gave Away

BBC's Bob Harris and author/music journalist Colin Hall set out upon an intimate speaking tour based around their mutual love and appreciation of The Beatles, including a rare archive from Bob...

Classic FM Hall of Fame Apr 20

Classic FM Hall of Fame

Enjoy an evening featuring five of the greatest works in classical music! Rossini's evocative overture with its flowing melodies and infectious momentum, is instantly recognisable while...

Free Lunchtime Concert Apr 20

Free Lunchtime Concert

Join us at St Peter's Church, Dorchester on Saturday 20th April between 12.30 and 1pm for our monthly lunchtime concert. Dorchester-based baritone, Stefan Oakes, accompanied by pianist, Peter...

Seriously Collins Apr 20

Seriously Collins

Phil Collins / Genesis Tribute Show with 10 piece band! No gimmicks, wigs or gorilla suits… Just a genuine tribute to the biggest artist of our generation. Packed with hits and fan favourites,...

St Georges Centre Open Day Apr 20

St Georges Centre Open Day

St Georges Open Day has so much to offer. Some of our artistisan tenants will be opening their studios, showing silver jewellery, woodwork and print making. Our community users Island Voices, will be...

All Trees Are Clocks Apr 21

All Trees Are Clocks

All Trees Are Clocks is the second performance this season responding to environmental issues and is a live multi-media performance exploring the environmental impacts of climate change. The concert...

Elgar's Enigma Apr 24

Elgar's Enigma

A work dazzling in its ingenuity, technical skill and range of expression Enigma Variations was an immediate popular success and catapulted Elgar into national and international fame. The original...

Stranger Sings Apr 24

Stranger Sings

Straight from off-Broadway, to a UK premiere 3-month sell-out run in London, we're now thrilled to announce the UK nationwide Theatre Tour of Stranger Sings! This award-winning sci-fi spoof is a...

9 To 5 The Musical Apr 25

9 To 5 The Musical

Milton Musical Society are excited to be back at the Regent performing 9 to 5 The Musical. With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, the musical is based on the seminal 1980...

Ceilidh in the Church Apr 26

Ceilidh in the Church

The thrilling band Tatterdemalion will provide the music and the renowned Angela Laycock will call at this popular event. Soft drinks, wine, Cerne Abbas ale, and nibbles will be on sale. Tickets...

Women In Rock Live Show Apr 26

Women In Rock Live Show

Join us for one night of unforgettable female rock! The critically acclaimed Women In Rock UK tour is live at the famous Weymouth Pavilion for one night only on the 26th April 2024 and tickets are...

Choral Evensong Apr 27

Choral Evensong

You are warmly invited to our monthly, cathedral-style service of Choral Evensong on Saturday 27th April at 4.30pm in St Peter's Church, Dorchester. The music, which commemorates 100 years since...

Music for Daisy Apr 27

Music for Daisy

Join us for a night of music in memory of Daisy Smith and raising vital funds for Julia's House children's hospice, who provide care for children with life limiting and terminal conditions. ....

Seven Wonders Suite Apr 27

Seven Wonders Suite

Another world premiere! Despite having been in the Classic FM Hall of Fame since 2005, Stuart Mitchell's work has never been performed in its entirety. We are delighted to be doing that with this...

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