A HOST of star names will light up a festival in Dorset next summer.

Upton House Music Festival in Poole, is back on Thursday June 8 to Saturday June 10 2017 with a host of star names.

Details of the first two sensational nights have now been revealed – with the identity of Saturday’s headliner being kept strictly under wraps for the time being.

The three-night festival is held at the idyllic Upton House and Country Park in Poole, Dorset with a Classical Spectacular followed by an 80s Extravaganza and a final night starring a top international artist.

Thursday, June 8 is Classical Spectacular night with world renowned bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, Australian soprano Lauren Fagan, the celebrated BSO Concert Orchestra conducted by the acclaimed Gareth Jones and exciting all female electric string quarter Escala.

Friday June 9 is 80s Extravaganza party night starring incomparable R’n’B superstar Billy Ocean, hugely successful singer Kim Wilde and punk princess Toyah.

A spokesman said: “We have a wonderful selection of quality entertainment to suit all tastes with three nights of open air concerts to be staged on the beautiful lawns of Upton House.

“There will be a special blend of fabulous music, an electric atmosphere, and fine dining food. Guests can either picnic on the lawns, purchase a Gold Circle reserved seat or enjoy Pre-Concert dining / VIP hospitality.”

Tickets for the event are available now, with various hospitality packages available. See the website www.uptonhousemusicfestival.co.uk for details or call 01202 255161.

Early bird tickets available until December 31 are: Adults £35, Children (5-14) £27.50; Family (2 adults + 2 children) £120; Gold Circle £43.

Pre-Concert Dining tickets, including a three-course meal and a Gold Circle Seat, are £95 inc vat while VIP Hospitality tickets at £165 plus vat., include a gourmet served dinner, champagne, a private lawn in the arena, complimentary programmes, VIP parking and VIP Gold Circle Seating.

Saturday tickets will go on sale when the headliner is announced.

Award-winning Upton Country Park, home of the Grade II Listed Georgian mansion Upton House, has more than 130 acres of parkland, shoreline and formal estate gardens – and is just three miles from Poole bus and railway stations. Buses run along Poole Road which is the road next to the venue.

Last year’s Upton House Music Festival featuring Jools Holland, Katherine Jenkins and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra proved to be a runaway success which the promoters are hoping to emulate next year.

See the website www.uptonhousemusicfestival.co.uk for details or call 01202 255161 for hospitality bookings.