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Music by the Lake 2019

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Kingston Maurward

Kingston Maurward



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Music by the Lake at Kingston Maurward is sponsored by FGP Systems Ltd and supporting Weldmar Hospicecare. Featuring top UK tribute acts.

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Set in the stunning surroundings of Kingston Maurward, Music by the Lake is a tribute event not to be missed. Featuring top UK tribute acts performing live on stage with the gorgeous grounds and lake as their backdrop, you're guaranteed a night to remember. Plus Music by the Lake is in partnership and supported by Weldmar Hospicecare. Music by the Lake would like to thank FGP Systems Ltd as our headline sponsor and Wessex FM as our media partners for the event.

Friday 2nd August 2019 - Elton John and Abba tributes

Elton John - 'Absolutely Elton' - The music of Elton John makes up the soundtrack of several generations with songs including ‘Crocodile Rock’, ‘I’m still Standing’ and ‘Rocket Man’ screaming with energy and entertainment. All your favourite Elton hits and more will be performed by this award winning tribute artist alongside a live band.

As Elton John embarks on his final farewell tour, this is one tribute act not to miss out on this year.

Abba - 'Abba's Angels' - One of the UK’s leading Abba tribute bands comes to Music by the Lake for 2019 with their live choreographed show which will include all your favourite unforgettable Abba hits including ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Take a Chance’ and ‘Thank you for the Music’.

Let our Abba tribute band take you back to the seventies as they will get you singing and dancing along to your most memorable Abba tunes.

Saturday 3rd August 2019 - Bon Jovi and Queen tributes

Bon Jovi - 'Wrong Jovi' - Described as the best Bon Jovi tribute bands in the world, this act is sure to not disappoint. Featuring some of the UK's finest professional musicians and with a set list crammed full of sing-along anthems, you are guaranteed the ultimate Bon Jovi tribute show.

Get your vocals at the ready to sing along to Bon Jovi’s greatest hits including ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’, ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ and ‘Always’ for a wild night with one of the most exciting tribute acts on the planet.

Queen - 'Forever Queen' - Paying tribute to the World’s No.1 band, this Queen tribute act will leave you wanting more. With authentic clothing, and make-up, mannerisms and vocals, you will truly believe you are watching the real Queen in concert.

Acclaimed as one of the UK’s top tribute acts to Freddie Mercury and Queen, this live show will have you singing all of your favourite tunes at the top of your lungs including ‘We will Rock you’, ‘I want to break free’ and of course ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

Sunday 4th August 2019 - Buble and Bubbles

Plus afternoon tea

Michael Buble - 'Sounds like Buble' - Relax and listen to the unforgettable tunes of Michael Buble with this top tribute act. With songs including 'Cry me a River', 'Haven't met you yet' and 'Home' this is going to top off our full weekend of fantastic entertainment. Relax with a delicious cream tea (included) or a glass of fizz* as you sit on the lawn overlooking the stunning Kingston Maurward Lake and take in the sounds of Buble for an afternoon of family entertainment.

*Glass of fizz sold separately.

Under 16's are free to attend however a free ticket must be obtained prior to the day alongside each paying adult.

Ticket Prices

Early bird tickets are available for Friday 2nd August 2019 and Saturday 2nd August 2019 and are on sale until Sunday 31st March 2019.

Early bird tickets are priced at £22.50 per person, per night.

From 31st March 2019 onward, the standard ticket price will be £25.00 per person, per night.

Tickets may be available on the door, subject to availability at £27.50 per person, per night. Tickets on the door cannot be guaranteed due to demand.

Tickets for Sunday 4th August 2019 are £15.00 per person over the age of 16 years. Any attendees under the age of 16 years are permitted free entry however, a free ticket must be obtained in advance, only available with each paying adult. Tickets include entry to the event. Your cream tea is included in the ticket price - a glass of fizz will be available to purchase separately on the day.


Am I allowed to bring my own food and drink?

Yes, you are permitted to bring your own food and drink into the event. However, we do ask that you drink responsibly and take all your litter home with you. Food and drink will be available to purchase on site throughout the events.

Is there a minimum age restriction to attend the event?

We welcome all ages to attend. However, under 16's must obtain a free ticket to the event and be accompanied by a paying adult over the age of 18 years at all times. Proof of age of under 16's may be required for inspection at the point of entry. We will use the Challenge 25 policy throughout the event for alcohol purchase and proof of ID may be required.

What are my transport options for Music by the Lake?

Car parking will be available free of charge at Kingston Maurward and cars can be left on site overnight at your own risk.

There will be a bus shuttle return service available from Dorchester South train station on both Friday 2nd August 2019 and Saturday 3rd August 2019. More details about this service will be sent via email closer to the event. The price of this journey will be £2 return per person.

You can get to Kingston Maurward on foot by following the cycle path from the bottom of Dorchester.

Those being dropped off or arriving by coach/taxi, please follow the signage to the designated arrival point.

Am I allowed to bring my own chair to the event?

Unfortunately we are unable to permit you to bring your own chair to the event. This is only fair so all of our attendees can have a good view of the stage. However, you are permitted to bring your own picnic blankets to sit on.

Should you wish to watch the show from a seat, upgrade to our VIP tickets which includes a reserved seat in our seating area situated on the terrace.

What should I wear to the event?

Music by the Lake is held outdoors and therefore we suggest that you wear something warm for when the sun goes down. If it is raining, bring a rain coat with you and embrace the Great British weather. If you want to don fancy dress, we encourage it. Dig out your Elton glasses, Queen wig or Abba flares and be part of the fun. We suggest bringing a hand held torch for when it gets dark.

Is there anything I cannot bring to the event?

We will have security on site who will check bags and pockets on arrival to Music by the Lake. You are not permitted to take in any of the following; Aerosols, Animals (apart from assistance dogs), any items which could be used as a weapon or cause damage to the environment or other attendees; Cooking Equipment, Disposable barbecues, Drones, Fireworks, Gazebos, Illegal substances, paper lanterns, petrol burners or unidentifiable substances.

Will I be sent tickets to the event?

No, we will not be posting out tickets to the event. You can either print out your tickets yourself and present them at the gate or you can display it from your mobile phone. It is important that we are able to scan the barcode on your ticket. Each ticket can only be used once and one ticket is required per person.

Can I purchase a ticket on the day?

Tickets will only be available on the gate, should we have spaces available. However, these will be at a higher price and cannot be guaranteed, so we advise you take advantage of our early bird offers.

Can I visit the Animal Park and Gardens with my ticket?

The Kingston Maurward Animal Park and Gardens will be closed to those attending the music event on the Friday and Saturday evenings, however a discounted entry ticket can be purchased from the Visitor Centre on the Sunday if your event ticket is shown at the time or purchase.

Is there disabled access?

On arrival drivers should make themselves known to the parking attendants by showing their blue badges and they will be directed to the disabled parking areas. On entering the music venue arena, for those in wheelchairs or with difficulty walking, a steward will direct you to the most suitable access point. Please note that in special circumstances, chairs will be allowed to be brought in by disabled/infirm guests and used in the designated seating area.

If I am unable to attend, is someone else able to come in my place?

Please don’t worry if the name on your ticket doesn’t match the person who is presenting it. However, tickets will only scan once and one ticket is required per person.

Are tickets refundable or transferable?

Please ensure you check the details of your tickets before purchasing as tickets cannot be exchanged for another performance, refunded and are not transferable to another event.

Don't worry if the name on your ticket doesn't match the person who is presenting it. Tickets will only scan once.

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Performance Times

Friday 2nd August:

  • 5.00pm - Doors and car park open
  • 6.45pm - Doors close
  • 7.00pm - Elton John tribute
  • 8.00pm - Wessex FM Entertainment
  • 9.00pm - Abba tribute
  • 10.00pm - Event ends
  • 10.30pm - Doors close

Saturday 3rd August

  • 5.00pm - Doors and car park open
  • 6.45pm - Doors close
  • 7.00pm - Bon Jovi tribute
  • 8.00pm - Wessex FM Entertainment
  • 9.00pm - Queen tribute
  • 10.00pm - Event ends
  • 10.30pm - Doors close

Sunday 4th August

  • 12.00pm - Doors and car park open
  • 1.00pm - Wessex FM Entertainment
  • 1.45pm - Michael Buble Tribute
  • 2.45pm - Wessex FM Entertainment
  • 4.00pm - Event ends
  • 4.30pm - Doors close

Event Terms and Conditions

  1. Music by the Lake will take place in all weathers apart from adverse weather conditions which could compromise the safety of our attendees. The event can be cancelled at any point for safety reasons.
  2. Eventbrite is the official website for ticket sales and charge an additional booking fee. You will need your tickets (on either your mobile device or printed) to ensure entry. Email confirmations are not tickets and will not be accepted.
  3. Alcohol and food are permitted on site however, under 18's are not permitted to carry alcohol onto the site.
  4. Under 16's must be accompanied and supervised by a paying adult at all times.
  5. Music by the Lake cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused by members of the public attending the event. Safety is paramount and members of the public must not compromise this at any point during the event.
  6. Tickets are non-refundable however, if you are unable to attend, you are permitted to pass your tickets to someone else and must be sold no more than at face value. The name on the ticket does not need to match the person attending and each person must hold one valid ticket. Please ensure you check the details of your tickets before purchasing as tickets cannot be exchanged, refunded and are not transferable to another event.
  7. Should the event have to be delayed or shortened due to extreme weather conditions, we are unable to offer refunds.
  8. We will only cancel Music by the Lake in extreme circumstances. All updates will be posted on our official social media channels as well as the local media; Wessex FM, Dorset Echo and BBC Radio Solent. In the event that Music by the Lake is cancelled, a refund will be offered.

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