Mungo Jerry to headline Shake and Stir Festival this weekend

The Original Shake & Stir Vintage Festival will be taking place on July 2nd and headlining the show at the Fisherman’s Walk Stage will be Mungo Jerry, the British rock group. This year’s festival already had a number of top performers lined up and now the group that shot to global stardom thanks to ‘In the Summertime’, their well-known summer anthem, will now be rounding up the list of top performers. Thanks to hits such as ‘Baby Jump’, ‘In the Summertime’ and ‘Lady Rose’, Mungo Jerry found a lot of success in the music industry during the early 70s. Now the group will round up the show which will feature some of the best vintage performers from the UK and the group will play songs from their back catalogue and their classic hits as well.

The Festival’s Co-Organiser, Fiona McArthur stated that they were very honoured to have Mungo Jerry at the festival this year. She also stated that the band were major stars during their time. The Festival will start on June 29, Thursday, and will go on until July 2nd (Sunday). The Original Shake & Stir festival is a celebration that is filled with pomp and colour and is meant to be a celebration of vintage things and this includes music and dance in addition to classic bikes, mopeds and cars. The festival attracts people from all over the UK and is quickly becoming one of the biggest vintage events held in the South. The people come to Southbourne with their best vintage themed clothing as they prepare for days of jiving, swinging, jumping etc.

Bournemouth Coastal BID, Southbourne-on-sea Business Association and Brewhouse & Kitchen are all sponsoring this year’s Original Shake & Stir Festival. A new vintage king and queen will also be chosen during the festival along with a prince and a princess and this could be you. All you have to do is go to the festival website and fill in a submission form with a picture of yourself wearing the very best vintage clothes you have. There will be a shortlist with the final winners to be announced at the festival. To compete for the king or queen you have to be over the age of 21 while the rest can compete to be prince or princess. There will also be plenty of vintage themed food so bring an appetite.

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