A free family festival is returning due to popular demand.

Street In The Park is making a comeback to Dorchester’s Borough Gardens on Saturday, May 11 from 2pm-7.30pm.

The festival promises to showcase ‘the best local dance and music artists in a family-friendly setting.’

This year’s eagerly anticipated event will host an ‘Up and Coming DJ Competition,’ enabling new and established DJs to ‘rock the decks.’

Competition judges include hip-hop musician, Isaiah Dreads, Mixmag Up and Coming DJ Winner and ex-Hacienda Resident DJ, Andy Cleeton, Derek Greenacre from Air107.2 fm, Emma Scott of Anonymous Festival, and Victoria Barrow-Williams of We Out Here Festival.

The selected winners will be offered DJ opportunities including at We Out Here 2024 and Anonymous Festival 2024 as well as a radio slot at Air 107.2 fm -There is also a cash prize of a £100.

There will also be additional sign up opportunities to learn graffiti skills with Bristol graffiti art tutor Nick Halahan from Olas Art, as well as performances by local dance schools and professional artists including Isaac Farmer and Isaiah Dreads.

Refreshments and food will also be available throughout the day.

Street In The Park is a performance platform for music, technology and dance and was first launched in May 2019, by students from Weymouth College Music Technology course who worked with organisers Activate to help, plan, and publicise the event.

Activate are also behind the Dusk Til Dark performance which sees giant illuminated puppets parade through the streets of Weymouth.