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Keep Music Live

October 16th, 2016

August and September were full of music festivals

 

Wickham Music Festival

 
Pete Christie leaving Wickham Music Festival
 

Bankes Arms Studland Festival

 

Music from Pete Christie at Bankes Arms Studland Festival
 

Music and Merriment Festival at Spetisbury Rings

 
Pete Christie on stage at Music and Merriment Festival
 

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

 
Pete Christie on the Fire Stage at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival
 

Swanage Folk Festival

 
Full day of music and MCing at Swanage Folk Festival
 

Ask me what I like about Studland Music Festival

August 15th, 2015

Obviously the music…

 

The great location on The Isle of Purbeck, the vast array of beers, the huge audience…

 

…and getting to hang out with my great music friend, Jim Etherington. Pippa at The Bankes Arms invites us to play on the same bill just so we can catch up.

Jim Etherington and Pete Christie doing the sound check

 

Bankes Arms Beer Festival Studland

August 11th, 2014

Beer and Music Festival in Dorset

 

I got to play 2 acoustic fingerstyle guitar performances and the crowds, a great PA by Paul Graham from Chill The Party Band and the weather made it a really enjoyable experience!

 

The music was on from Thursday 7 August until Sunday afternoon, with a wide variety of musical styles and musicians.

Pete Christie Beer and Music Festival in Dorset poster

The Bankes Arms Beer Festival 2014 is now in its 19th year, it is in association with the Isle of Purbeck Brewery and has become a definite date in every beer-lover’s diary! The pub overlooks the stunning Purbeck coast, the Festival offers over 200 varieties of Real Ale and Cider and is considered one of the best beer festivals in Dorset and the UK.

 

by Pete Christie

Opening the Bankes Arms Beer and Music Festival in Studland

August 9th, 2013

Isle of Purbeck Musician at an Isle of Purbeck Beer and Music Festival

Isle of Purbeck Musician at an Isle of Purbeck Beer and Music Festival

I’m always glad to be back again at the Bankes Arms FestivalThere will be plenty of good party music from Jim Etherington, Blind Lemon Gliders, Chill and others, throughout the weekend.  

I’m the opening performer at the Festival at 6.30 on Thursday and then playing again on Saturday from 4pm to 6pm.  Taking the Avalon guitar with me this time and try out some new singer songwriter material!

 

Bankes Arms Studland Festival is on for 4 days; Thursday August 8th to Sunday 11th, 11am to 11pm

This is the pub’s 18th annual beer festival; it is free entrance and a very dog and children friendly festival.

 

In association with the Isle of Purbeck Brewery the festival features over 80 barrels of 200 quality cask-conditioned real ales and ciders.  The festival is hugely popular and a definite date in the beer-lover’s diary and is considered to be one of the best beer festivals in Dorset and the UK. The Live music is certainly very live and usually gets people dancing and singing along throughout the weekend. There is everything from Rock bands, acoustic, soul, Funk etc.

 

The Bankes Arms in Studland is an award-winning Dorset 15thC smugglers’ county inn, set in Studland overlooking the beautiful Purbeck coast, on top of the Studland Cliffs overlooking Old Harry Rocks. 

 

Loads of cyclists and motorists come over from Poole and Bournemouth by crossing the opening to Poole Harbour using the chain ferry at Sandbanks and travelling two miles South to Studland, or they take the A35 eastwards from Poole, then travel South along the A351 through Wareham and to Corfe, taking the B3351 at Corfe Castle to Studland.

Bankes Arms Beer Festival, Manor Road, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AU

 
by Pete Christie