Southbourne Shake & Stir Vintage Festival

Southbourne’s premier vintage music, dance, food and drink festival, Shake & Stir, Promising a bigger and better event, Shake & Stir hope to encourage more local businesses than ever to get involved.

For the third year running the festival’s main sponsor is Southbourne’s local business community represented by the Bournemouth Coastal Business Improvement District (CBID), with lead sponsorship from the Brewhouse and Kitchen who are on board for the second year, with local Southbourne community paper, The Grove, also taking lead sponsorship and who are new for 2017.

Fiona McArthur Co-event Organiser said:

“We are delighted to announce the launch of this year’s Shake & Stir Festival. Bringing a larger and more exciting event to Southbourne, we want all of the town’s businesses to get involved in some way."

"These will ensure Southbourne continues to grow as one of the country’s top vintage destinations. Come down, dress up in vintage gear and get involved!”

Shake & Stir Vintage Festival is an exciting fun-filled occasion to kick off the summer holiday season in style. It brings together a range of talented vintage musicians, classic cars, bikes and bicycles, local food and drink whilst at the same time encouraging visitors from far and wide to get up and dance. The festival, held in partnership with the Southbourne-on-sea Business Association (SOSBA), will be taking place in the lead up to, and on the first weekend of July.

Last year the event attracted over 12,000 visitors over the course of the weekend, winning Silver in the Dorset Tourism Awards, Tourism Event and Festival of the Year Award category. Growing every year, Shake & Stir were also finalists in the Bournemouth Tourism Awards 2016/2017, Great Time Out category.

To find out more about the Shake & Stir Vintage Festival, visit


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