The Bourne Free Festival kicks off tomorrow (June 30th) and there is plenty of entertainment that has been lined up for the day. A family fun night will start off the pride event on Friday at 5 in the evening and this will consist of a free showing of The Incredibles at the Triangle’s big screen. The festival will run for 3 days and will be celebrating LGBT culture. The theme chosen for this year is superheroes. There will also be a bouncy castle, free popcorn and candy floss and face painting during the showing of the film.
The first evening will end with performances from several tribute acts including The Irreplaceable Beyonce Tribute. At 11 am the following day, the main event will start and this will be a colourful parade that will pass through the Bournemouth town centre. There will be many floats passing through starting from East Overcliff Drive before going through the centre of town heading towards the Triangle. Staying with the superhero theme for this year’s festival, those participating in the parade will be wearing superhero masks, capes and costumes.
After the parade, there will be entertainment in several places including the Triangle and the bandstand in the Lower Gardens. At half past noon on the same day, there will be information stalls and family friendly entertainment in the Lower Gardens and it will all be free. The entertainment at The Triangle will be headlined by Heather Small, a singer from M People. Livin Joy, Brandon Block, Angie Brown and Phats & Small are also scheduled to perform. To gain entry to the Triangle, you’ll need a wristband and this will also give you access to catering facilities, the bar at the site and the dancing and seating area near the main stage. Tickets can be bought for £12.
The Sunday celebrations will start off with a service which will be led by the Metropolitan Community Church. This service will be conducted in the Triangle on the Bourne Free Stage. This will be followed by cake and coffee at Flirt. Kingston Lacy will hold a fringe event for the first time during this year’s event. This will be a live jazz picnic and it will start from 2 in the afternoon. The National Trust property will fly a rainbow flag for the first time and there will also be live music.