Shake & Stir Festival Returns to
Fisherman’s Walk in Southbourne for its 9th Year
Popular vintage festival, Shake & Stir, has announced its return to Southbourne’s Fisherman’s Walk on the weekend of the 24th and 25th June this year. Now in its ninth year, the annual festival features vintage fashion, local traders, classic cars, and live music from the 1920s, 1970s and everything in between.
Last year saw one of Shake & Stir’s best festivals yet with over 30,000 visitors drawn to its incredible headliners, vintage themed workshops, and classic car displays to transport retro-fans back in time. This year’s Shake & Stir is set to be even better than the success of 2022 as Mandy Polkey, Managing Director of Stir Events, explains: “Shake & Stir brings so much excitement to the community, it’s great to see the locals and vintage fans coming together. We had record breaking numbers for our eighth year and with a jam-packed schedule for 2023 we’re excited to see what this year will bring.”
Dig out your dancing shoes as there will be plenty of music across the whole weekend, a busy lineup at the bandstand with MC DJ Mr D! Dave Norrell hosting, Saturday’s retro lineup of Susie Kimber Jazz trio, Sunstroke, Shortstack and Sides and Rip It Up. Sunday will see the likes of Retro Rita, The Big Little Theatre Company, Andy Kennet as Elvis, and Peter Gills as Jerry Lewis and if that wasn’t enough, Shake and Stir will be closing out the Bandstand with their headline act Johnny Earle and the Swing Me Baby Band. Over at the Boogie Bus Stage DJ Andy Shailer will be spinning the wax and Marc De Bolster singing songs from the war years.
Shake & Stir Festival will be bringing back the Best Dressed Vintage King and Queen competition alongside the Prince and Princess of Vintage. Mandy adds: “We’ve got workshops, dance classes, fairground stalls, live music, classic cars and for the first time this year we’re introducing tree trails and nature makes for the children. It’s a weekend filled with fun for everyone.”
To find out more information and Shake & Stir, visit the website: https://www.shakenstirfest.com/