The Great Dorset Steam Fair, which opens to the public on Thursday, has expanded its music festival offering for 2016 with extended hours and a bumper crop of new acts.
There are six concert stages on the steam fair site with music running until midnight on Thursday and Friday, and until 12.30am on Saturday and Sunday.
The Outdoor Concert Stage, which has capacity for 3,000 people, remains free for steam fair visitors and offers a full line-up of live music all day on Saturday and Sunday.
There will be mix of fantastic original bands like The Darker My Horizon, Antiquity, Dutch Criminal Record and The Critics. Lionstar is also returning after their recent Positive Vibrations Tour in India for “Ska Sunday,” supporting top Ska tributes Special Brew and Mainly Madness.
Also included in the line-up for the Outdoor Concert Stage are The Wurzels with support from King Rocker, tribute acts Stereotonics, Oasis, Kings of Lyon and Coldplace, blues rock legends The Maz Mitrenko Band who recently returned from their American tour, Lost The Plot, Chill, The Shine, Victor and The Bully, Unlawful Men and the much loved Skimmity Hitchers.
Some of the new acts for 2016 include:
Real Ale Marquee – The Charlie Farran Band, Howlin Mat, The Jim Hammond Band, Drugstore Cowboys and Tom and the Clementynes.
Michael Oliver Marquee – Sons of Clogger, Dirty Old Folkers, The Maz Mitrenko Band and Pistol Pete.
BlackBull Marquee – Sixteen String Jack, The Merryhill Billys, Independent Country and Raizing Steam.
Shires Marquee – Johnny Trashed, Ruby and the Roughcuts and Cajun Dawgs.
Countryman Acoustic Stage – Roseanna Ball, Jack Marshall and Adam Sweet.
Plus there will be all the regular favourites like Stompin Dave, Bob Mallett, Lady Winwoods Maggots, Rattled, Blackwater County, The Moonlights, who are always very popular. On the Real Ale Stage, Dr Busker and his orchestra will be playing for a whole 2.5 hours on Thursday and Friday, and for 3 hours on Saturday!
For the full music festival schedule, please visit http://gdsf.co.uk/index.php/music-festival.