DORSET may be shivering – but people are being encouraged to look forward to summer as organisers announce details of a June music festival.

Chesil Rocks is back for a fifth year at Higher Farmhouse, Langton Herring.

It’s an event run by the Warren family held at their home and supports the Samaritans of Dorset. More than £13,000 was handed over to the Weymouth-based organisation last year.

The family-friendly festival showcasing an array of music has grown since its conception and tickets are quickly snapped up.

Organisers are looking for sponsors for this year as well as volunteers.

Tim Warren, who organises events with wife Hilary, said: “Chesil Rocks 2016 is due to take place on Saturday, June 18.

“The line-up will be performing on several stages and will include a variety of great music, comedy, theatre and storytelling from Dorset and beyond. Almost the longest day of the year, the event will start at 11am and finish at around midnight.”

New performers for 2016 include Jess Upton and the Guilty Pleasures, Hustle, Bones, Slipstream, John Stone, Dave Hackett and the Million Dollar Bash. The festival also welcomes back Jolly Boys Outing, WTF Band, C Sharp Blues, Sarah de Warren, Portesham Ukulele Band and Ian Sedwell.

Mr Warren added: “As Chesil Rocks is not a commercial event, and due to our generous sponsors, the tickets, food and drinks are all keenly priced.

“We plan to have brilliant activities for children too, including face painting, fossil painting, storytelling and a treasure hunt.”

There will also be an array of food outlets plus a bar. No alcohol should be brought to the site.

Tickets will be available soon, from the website or from the Kings Arms at Portesham, the Elm Tree Inn at Langton Herring, the Lugger in Chickerell or Poundbury Dental Practice.

More information and updates are available via the website or Facebook page.

People who can offer sponsorship or would like to volunteer should email