Autumn may be here but our thoughts are already turning to spring as the Cursus Cider & Music Festival makes its first line-up announcements.

Dorset’s small three day festival returns for its sixth successive year on the bank holiday weekend 22nd – 24th May and will see another outstanding line-up of national, and local acts entertaining the crowd at Canada Farm near Sixpenny Handley.

Live acts announced so far include ska-punk big hitters Random Hand, festival folk rockers The Leylines and local favourites Black Water County, Skimmity Hitchers and Dorset Phil. Other acts on the diverse bill include Imprints, Ghosts Of Men, Samantics, Monkey Bizzle, Headsticks and The Acrustic Badger Band. More bands are still to be confirmed, including the big Saturday night headliner.

There will also be a selection of top local DJs throughout the weekend, all held together by Wimborne’s legendary DJ and compere Dapper Dan aka the Rock ‘n’ Roll Town Crier.

Festival Organiser Kevin Davis said; “Over the last six years Cursus has built a reputation as a down to earth, fun and welcoming small festival. Early Bird tickets sold out before we’d announced a single act and we’re excited to release these first names for 2020.”

Children, dogs, tent campers and live-in vehicles are all welcome to join the fun.

Adult weekend tickets start at just £69 with big discounts for under 18s. Day tickets are also available in limited numbers. Full information including ticket sales can be found at

Town crier and Cursus Festival DJ Chris Brown said: “This is a small and friendly event that Dorset is rightly proud of. Put the date in your diary and start making plans for your first festival of the summer!”

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