One of Weymouth’s most loved festivals is returning for Easter bank holiday weekend.

Quayside Festival is back in Weymouth, taking place outside Rendezvous on Weymouth quayside from 12pm to 10pm on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31.

Hosted annually, the event is now entering its 16th year and takes place on every bank holiday weekend.

READ MORE: Quayside Festival kicks off at Weymouth Harbour

Road closures will be in place on Custom House Quay between the underneath of the town lifting bridge and its junction with St Mary Street.

The alternative route for diverted traffic will be via Lower St Alban Street and St Thomas Street.

These closures will be in place between 7am on Saturday, March 30 till 7am on Monday, April 1.

Dorset Echo:

The audience will be able to watch live acts perform on an outdoor stage outside the Rendezvous nightclub.

The line-up for Saturday is as follows:

  • 12pm to 12.45pm – Millie Watson

  • 1pm to 1.45pm - Sunstroke

  • 2pm to 2.45pm – Milly Thimaras Duo

  • 3pm to 3.45pm – Big Nite Out

  • 4pm to 4.45pm – Milk & Two

  • 5pm to 5.45pm – Sugar Rush

  • 6pm to 7.45pm – DJs Jimbo v Damian

  • 8pm to 10pm – Under the Carousel

The line-up for Sunday is as follows:

  • 12pm to 12.45pm – Tom and the Clementynes

  • 1pm to 1.45pm – Late September Band

  • 2pm to 2.45pm – Carley Varley

  • 3pm to 3.45pm – David Mein

  • 4pm to 4.45pm – Tuco

  • 5pm to 6.45pm – Balance of Power

  • 7pm to 8.15pm – Brothers Grimm

  • 8.30pm to 10pm – Chief Lazarus

The festival will be returning for five more weekends throughout the year: May 4 and 5, May 25 and 26, June 29 and 30, July 27 and 28 and August 24 and 25.

Dorset Echo: Quayside Festival has returned to Weymouth

It is also set to be returning on New Year’s Day.

A children’s area is due to be installed in the May festivals which will include a bouncy castle, face painting and other activities to be confirmed.

Food stalls will also be available on the day with Dorset Pizza Co working in partnership with Rendezvous, The Anchor Inn and The Royal Oak

Jason Waggott multi-site manager for the Stonegate Group, the company who owns Rendezvous and Royal Oak, said: “Quayside has now become an institution in Weymouth, running for over 10 years.

“We plan to keep growing Quayside Fest year on year with more exciting artists and DJ's, ensuring that we make Weymouth a summer destination and support the local economy.”