Freshwater Beach Holiday Park
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Boogie Fest

15 live bands over 5 sessions


4th - 6th October 2019

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Boogie Fest Dorset is a weekend of fantastic live music bringing together the best bands from around the county to create a unique atmosphere for music lovers and raise some money for the RNLI at the same time. It is an adults only event.  Headlining the event is Ben Waters, a massively talented boogie pianist who is famous internationally and has performed with some of the world's legendary contemporary musicians. The programme is packed full of great bands and there will be something for all musical tastes.

Session 1 of this live music extravaganza starts on Friday 4th October at 7.30pm and features three live bands. Saturday and Sunday both have two live sessions starting at 12.30pm and 7.30pm.  Each session has some of Dorset's best bands and solo artists, chosen for popularity and musical diversity.

There is something for everyone, especially if you like to party.

This great music weekend comes to a close on Sunday 6th October around midnight. Your host and compere for all 5 sessions in the legendary Jack Daniels.  This is sure to be a great weekend.


Raising funds for the RNLI

10% of the ticket price will be donated to the RNLI. Freshwater is right on the coast and we appreciate the brave work done by the RNLI. We are pleased to support them as part of Boogie Fest.



ALL SESSION ticket holders can take advantage of special deals available for caravan hire from Friday to Monday morning

All ticket types include FREE camping (tents, tourers and motorhomes) for the nights the tickets are valid.

Accommodation deals can only be booked by phoning Reception on 01308 897317 and purchasing ALL SESSION tickets at the same time.

Live Music Line Up - 15 bands!

  • Friday Evening
  • Saturday Afternoon
  • Saturday Evening
  • Sunday Afternoon
  • Sunday Evening

Ticket Prices

Tickets are available by phoning Freshwater on 01308 897317 or from Bridport TIC.

Acts are subject to change without prior notice. This is an adults only event; sorry no children allowed.

  • All Sessions £50, includes FREE camping or a discount on caravan hire from £125 for 3 nights and up to 6 people. Book tickets by calling 01308 897317. Minimum 2 x All Session Tickets must be purchased at time of booking to receive discounted caravan accommodation.
  • Friday Evening £10 includes FREE camping. Acts: Nina Garcia, Jolly Boys Outing, Jess Upton & the Guilty Pleasures
  • Saturday afternoon and evening sessions £20, includes FREE camping. Acts: Chris Payn, Matt Black, Fluke, Balance of Power, Howling at the Moon, Hustle
  • Sunday afternoon and evening sessions £30, includes FREE camping. Acts: The Royal T's, Stress, Tripod, Glass Spiders, Elvis tribute by Gary Foley, Ben Waters

Tickets are available by phoning Freshwater on 01308 897317 or from Bridport TIC.

Tickets will be £2 more on the door, so it’s best to buy in advance.

Musical Biographies

  • Ben Waters. Topping the bill for Boogie Fest 2019 is the very talented boogie piano player, Ben Waters, who has worked with The Rolling Stones, Jools Holland, Chuck Berry and many more. You can see the speed and precision of his playing on Youtube: Ben with Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck et al ;  Ben with Jools Holland  ; 
    Ben with Chris Jagger and David Lee and The ABC of Boogie Woogie (3 seat shuffle)
  • Howling at the Moon. Jack Daniels and Benny Wain are famous throughout Dorset, nationally and internationally for their upbeat party band: see their video
  • Jess Upton and The Guilty Pleasures: Super popular all over the South West, fronted by soul diva Jess Upton, this band will have you rockin from start to finish. Crammed with musical talent, this five piece band is definitely one of the highlights of Boogie Fest 2019: video
  • Matt Black - comedy piano man. The hilariously funny and entertaining master of the keys as heard on The Steve Wright Show and other TV & Radio works: video
  • Hustle. Female fronted party band. A dancefloor blend of classic Disco, Soul & Pop: video
  • Stress.  Soft rock trio, with great guitar and harmonies.
  • Tripod.  Guitar driven classic to modern rock monsters
  • Chris Payn. Fantastic young musician / singer songwriter, with style, class and attitude! video
  • The Royal T's The Royal T’s are a high energy three piece acoustic group with incredible 3 part harmony vocals that create an infectious good time vibe: video
  • Elvis by Garry J Foley. Brilliant tribute to the King.
  • Jolly Boys' Outing.  5 Piece band covering a huge range of songs from Rolling Stones, Waterboys, Glen Campbell & Charlie Daniels.
  • Glass Spiders. 70’s Glamfest, Bowie, Roxy Music, T Rex, all with outrageously tight trousers!
  • Fluke. Contemporary Covers from one of the South West’s finest bands
  • Nina Garcia.  Fiery, fiddle driven Celtic, pop & party covers
  • Balance of Power. A Classy tribute to those classic 80’s rock songs

Ticket Use Terms & Conditions

1. The ticket is subject to the rules and regulations of Freshwater Beach Holiday Park (herein after referred to as the ‘Company’) which may be changed at their discretion.

2. The Company shall not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense, except in the case of death or personal injury if due to any negligent act or omission on their part.

3. Persons attending the event are responsible for their own valuables. The Company will not be liable for any loss or damage to personal property brought to the venue.

4. The Company reserves the right to cancel this event at any stage, if deemed necessary in their opinion, or if circumstances arise outside their control. They also reserve the right to alter or change the programme and line-up without prior notification.

5. Should the event be cancelled or line-up changed, the Company will not be liable for the payment of any compensation or for any loss of money and/or expenses incurred including any event administration fees.

6. Tickets shall not be exchanged nor money refunded unless an event is cancelled or postponed.

7. All those attending the event will need a valid ticket. PLEASE NOTE: The event is strictly for adults only, no under 18’s permitted. Proof of age may be requested upon entry (acceptable forms of ID are a valid passport; valid EU photocard driving licence; a photographic ID card with the National Proof of Age Standards Scheme – PASS - hologram). Tickets should be retained at all times during the event.

8. The Company may ask for reasonable proof that the bearer of this ticket has been issued with it in accordance with the rules governing ticket distribution.

9. Tickets may not be sold, traded, or offered for sale; and may not be used as a prize or for any other promotional or trade purpose by any organisation other than the Company. Sale or attempted sale is grounds for seizure or cancellation of this ticket and those trying to use resold or cancelled tickets will be refused entry into the venue. Should this ticket be re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain by anyone other than the nominated ticket agents, it will become void and the holder may be refused entry to, or ejected from, the venue.

10. The Company reserves the right to refuse anyone entry to the venue at their discretion and any person who fails to comply with instructions from a steward or other person acting on behalf of the Company may be ejected. In addition anyone found to be causing damage to the venue, the venue infrastructure, causing harm to any other person on site, using threatening, abusive or insulting words or mannerisms, behaving in an illegal, anti social or aggressive manner, if found in possession of any illegal or prohibited item or substance, appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or in breach of these conditions will be ejected and may be reported to the police.

11. The Company will use its right to search all persons and personal property, with bag searches and, potentially, via the use of full body metal detectors. They will refuse admission to, or eject from, the venue, any person who refuses to be searched by a steward or other person acting on their behalf.

12. As well as items mentioned elsewhere in these terms and conditions the following articles are not permitted within the venue - flags, chairs, knives, fireworks, smoke canisters, gas canisters (including aerosols and nitrous oxide), megaphones, air-horns, sound systems, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, glass vessels, cans, poles, selfie-sticks, unauthorised items for trading, including any goods using unauthorised event logos, and any article that might be used as a weapon and / or compromise public safety, including unofficial tabards.

13. No food or alcohol is permitted to be taken into the venue.

14. Do not bring drugs including legal highs to the event, you will be rejected/ejected from the event and may be handed over to the Police if found in possession.

15. Alcohol will be on sale in the venue and  will be operating a ‘Challenge 25’ policy. If bar staff feel you look under the age of 25 they will ask you to provide photo ID with proof that you are over the age of 18 (See point 7 for acceptable forms of ID). Security patrols will also operate around the venue.

16. Unauthorised professional photography or use of professional recording equipment is prohibited and zoom lenses, audio visual or cinematographic devices will not be permitted in to the venue.

17. The Boogie Fest Dorset event will be filmed for live and recorded transmission on any media platform, including internet streaming. Ticket holders give their express consent to the use of their actual or simulated likeness in connection with the production, exhibition, advertising or exploitation of any film, video and/or audio recording of this event and/or any element thereof in any/all media throughout the world. They also agree to being filmed by security staff for the purposes of helping ensure the security of customers and preventing crime.

18. No animals will be permitted, other than guide dogs for blind and/or deaf attendees.

19. WARNINGS – Prolonged exposure to loud noise may cause damage to your hearing. Smoke effects, strobe lighting, lasers and loud noises may be used at this event.

Your legal rights as a consumer are not affected by these terms and conditions.

BOOK NOW! Advance booking recommended during Peak Season