Welcome to the 2018 Shake and Stir vintage festival: put the dates in your diary and get ready to swing, jump, jive, and rock n roll (Fri 29th June to Sun 1st July 2018)


Back by popular demand for its 6th year, The Original Shake & Stir Festival 2018 takes place from 29th June to 1st July in Southbourne. Supported by The Coastal BID, Southbourne On Sea Business Association and key local business sponsors including The Brewhouse and Kitchen, this free to attend event has grown from year to year and is now a firm and much-anticipated event on the Bournemouth festival calendar, attracting locals and visitors from afar.


With a whole programme of events to entertain all the family from live music, dance lessons, DJ sets and craft tents to classic car and motorbike displays and a Northern Soul Caravan, this year's festival kicks off in true vintage style with an open launch party at The Ludo Lounge in Southbourne Grove. This event is open to everyone and will have a DJ and a vintage band playing some fabulous tunes to get you in the mood!

The main festival takes place in Fishermans Walk and Southbourne Grove on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July. For the first time, this year, the festival has three stages where a whole host of live music set to perform including Jesse Ray (as seen on Jools Holland), Mungo Jerry, Miss Annie, Junco Shakers and Retro Rita - to name a few - will be there to entertain the crowds over the weekend. The full programme of events will appear here shortly..


Soak up the atmosphere of bygone eras, jive to your heart's content and browse through the vintage market with over 60 traders. Other treats in store include the wonderful world of vintage fashion - including the crowning of Southbourne’s very own Vintage King and Queen the classic car and classic bike displays, a whole host of artisan foods, locally brewed real ales, botanical crafted gin and much more.


A vintage festival would not be complete without a good old raffle! Tickets for this year’s raffle will be on sale before the event and be available from selected retailers along Southbourne Grove. This year’s main prize has been kindly donated by Bournemouth Beach Lodges with an amazing 3 or 4 nights stay in a lodge (T&C’s apply). At £1 per ticket - this has got to be worth a ticket or two! A list of venues where you can buy your tickets will appear here shortly.


In 2017, The Vintage Shake & Stir Festival attracted over 27000 to Southbourne over the two days making the festival second only to the Bournemouth Air Festival in terms of foot-fall for a free festival. We want to hear how you’d like to get involved with this year's festival and what we, the festival organisers, can do to help ensure this is a memorable and successful festival for your business. Please get in touch and help us to help you make the most of this fabulous community event.

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