We’ve been banging on about this for a while but finally you can get your hands on tix
Grooves on the Green is one of the best local festivals around and the two days of summer fun is fast approaching
As we have already pointed out, not only is the festival awesomely fantastic from a live music point of view it is also massively good value at only a fiver a day. Youth tix are £3 and kids under 12 get in absolutely free.
However all is not sweetness and light as the festy has a limit to the amount of people they are allowed on site which means that it is important to get hold of your tickets quicksharp.
Early bird tickets are now on sale from Ashley Cross businesses Le Bateau and Leader & Co.
Ashley Cross has always been incredibly supportive of Grooves and we want to make this year’s 15th birthday bash the best yet
“Grooves on the Green is all about the local community,” says festival director Michael Callaghan. “We must be one of the few music festivals that most people walk to."
Saturday’s Main Stage is topped by Bournemouth-based funk groove machine The Baker Brothers with slinky jazz/d&b fusionists G13, Afro-Cubano-reggae mixers Afro Tallawah, south coast funk folk Sunstone Collective, jazz-soul-blues chanteuse Kaia and local busking favourites Krista Green & the Bees also appearing.
Sunday’s headliner Mutant Vinyl is playing his only local show of the year at Grooves as he readies his Paul McCartney/Tricky-endorsed sound for the summer festivals. He’ll be appearing with indie pop classicists Duveaux, Southampton math-pop quartet Signals, Afrobeat indie pop merchants Not Made In China, long standing Bournemouth outfit Fearne and performance folklorists Wikkaman.
That's a seriously good line up of top quality local music
There’s also a regional beer and food festival with a wide range of local crafts beers and ciders from Dorset breweries including Sunny Republic, Bournemouth Beer Company and Purbeck Cider.
We'd heartily recommend this excellent festival and you can find out more on their very own site here http://www.groovesonthegreen.co.uk/
Grooves on the Green takes place at Ashley Cross in Lower Parkstone, Poole on Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th of July 12pm to & 7pm (so ideal family hours)
Day tickets £5 adults (£3 youths 12-16, under 12 free). £1 from every ticket goes to Diverse Abilities Plus