Food and music are made for each other – both are great on their own, but together they nourish the soul as well as the mind and body. Mmmm….

As summer starts to swing, this year’s Upton House Food and Music Festival, June 14 – 16, offers a celebration of sensational tastes and unstoppable sounds on the edge of Poole Harbour.

What’s more, the three-day, family-friendly festival in the beautiful grounds of Upton House offers exceptional value as well as serving up a mouthwatering menu of top quality international street food from some of the region’s finest artisan producers.

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Add to that a winning side order of smash hits from UK tributes to superstars like Amy Winehouse, Queen, Foo Fighters, Stereophonics and, of course, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and you have a recipe for the best of times.

“It’s the weekend before the big one – Glastonbury – so there’s no better way to get into the festival spirit this summer than joining is at Upton House,” says festival organiser Serena Wren.

As well as the main attractions, there’s also a bill of top local bands and singers, free kids entertainment all weekend and some seriously silly eating contests for the hungry and the brave at heart.

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Here’s a taste of what you can expect with our special guide to the top ten food and drink producers at this year’s Upton House Food and Music Festival…

Montien Thai – Top tasty Thai cuisine from the popular Bridport restaurant’s mobile kitchen. Always a pleasure…

Island Box – Open up your taste buds to pure delight with delicious Mauritian street food from Island Box made with authentic ingredients, ethically sourced.

Crêpe Roulette – With sweet and savoury crêpes the way you want them, from the best little creperie in the south.

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Dorset Pizza Kitchen – This family-run, mobile, wood-fired pizza enjoys a reputation for outstanding quality. Pick up a slice and you’ll know why!

The Bao Bao Beast – Amazing traditional Asian street food with a western twist, these guys know their onions… and their spices, and their pickles, and their meats.

Sobo Smoko – This pop-up Texas barbeque business started less than a year ago in a back garden in Soutbourne, but its big hearted flavours are already winning fans wherever it sets up.

The Greekery – With totally authentic Athenian street food, The Greekery is a taste sensation. Souvlaka, gyros, Greek salad never tasted better than when served in the open air.

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Bournemouth Ice Cream – Guaranteed to put a smile on any face, this well-loved local institution always manages to pull out a few surprises – check out the ice cream trays!

Shanty Spirit – From a craft distillery that is literally a stone’s throw away from the water’s edge in Poole, Shanty’s award-winning seaweed vodka and barrel-aged seaweed run are absolute game changers.

Don’t miss out! 1st Release Tickets still availble, from Adults £7, Kids £3 & Family £14 – Saving you up to £8!

The site opens from 5pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday and Sunday.

Pre-paid on-site parking is available and well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

For bookings and more information visit