LIMITED tickets are still available for a three-day music festival which is celebrating and supporting local artists in Dorset.

The Raising Spirit Festival will take place in the walled garden of Came House at the Came Estate near Dorchester from June 18 to 20.

Money made through ticket sales will be going directly to the local musicians performing. As well as a full weekend of acts, the ticket price includes camping and also all beer, wine & cider at the events.

The festival was organised by renowned Weymouth musician Ben Waters, who wishes to champion local performers and help musicians who lost their income during the pandemic.

He said: "2020 saw the hardest year ever for many people, particularly the people of Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester.

"It's long overdue that we should be championing this remarkable pocket of talent here in the south west and also at a time when they need help.

"The Raising Spirit Festival is so much more than a festival, it's a celebration, it's a much needed focal point for bands that need something to look forward to, rehearse, keep their spirits up and also a much-needed revenue stream.

"It's going to bring thousands of pounds to each band which will hopefully help ease some of the losses made in 2020."

There will be a full programme of live Dorset bands each day with more than 60 musicians taking part.

Headlining the festival on the Friday will be Jack Daniels and Howling At The Moon, on Saturday it's the The Nick Capaldi Band, and closing the festival on Sunday is the Robbie McIntosh band. Robbie is famed for being the guitarist in the Pretenders and Paul McCartney's band.

Other acts include The Ben Waters Band, The Leggomen, Danny Adams, Vanilla Radio and Chris 'Kipper' Roberts.

Children under 12 can go to the festival for free and there is an option to buy day tickets.

The festival has said it will be Covid-safe, with a limited number of tickets available. 

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