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  • Entertainment at Bowleaze Cove

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    Activities & Entertainment

    Download our Waterside Holiday Group App to keep up to date with Entertainment and Activities going on during your stay.

    From LIVE Music at Southside, to Spectacular Science on Sundays, we’ve got something for everyone. You’re guaranteed a BOOMtastic time!

    *All our activities at Bowleaze Cove require a booking. By selecting the activity you’re interested in, you’ll be able to select a time slot and complete the booking process. 

     

    Bowleaze Cove Holiday Park Season Entertainment Schedule

    LIVE Visiting Act 2024

    You’ll have plenty of fun at Bowleaze Cove! So, whether you’re an avid bingo player, looking to cause chaos in an action-packed gameshow, wanting to get quizzical and prove you’re the brainiest family member or kick back, relax and enjoy a five-star showtime, then we’ve got you covered.

    Take a look at our month-by-month guide below of all the ‘Spotlight’ Acts who will be featuring at our parks throughout 2024.

    *All LIVE Entertainment is subject to change.

    The Starside Crew

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    The Official TikTok of The Starside Crew, Entertaining Families in Dorset.

    Keep up-to-date with all our Entertainment news and updates, as well as some fabulous competitions, funny challenges, exclusive behind the scenes footage and more.

    Leisure Activities

    Make Your Holiday Extra Special

    Although we’ve a variety of Entertainment and Activities that are available free of charge, we also have a sensational selection of additional chargeable activities that can make your holiday extra special.

    Experience a coaching session with AFC Bournemouth Football School this summer, hit the bullseye with a spot of Archery, an off-road excursion on a Segway, put the pedal to the metal with our Mini Land Rovers, get creative and crafty at The Southside Studio and so much more.

    Download our App to book onto Activities.

    LIVE at The Venue

    Make sure you visit the Bowleaze Cove Venue during your stay for LIVE Entertainment from 5.45pm nightly. Featuring some fantastic visiting acts, brilliant Boomer Showtimes, fun and games with The Starside Crew and much more.

    Check the What’s On Guide & Waterside App during your stay.

    The Big Screen at Southside

    For the latest information about what we’ll be showing on The Big Screen during your stay, check the What’s On Boards in reception & the Venue.

    The Starside Crew

    To find out more about our Starside Crew and our Production Shows, check out the What’s On Guide, or see the What’s On Boards in the Reception and the Venue.

    EGG-cellent Easter Weekender 2024

    From 29th March - 31st March

    Join us for an Egg-cellent Easter at Bowleaze Cove in 2024.

    We've a brilliant selection of Easter themed Activities for all the family, including our Easter Hunt, an impressive line-up of LIVE Acts and more.

    Friday 29th March: Go Commando Band
    Saturday 30th March: The Rich Mix
    Sunday 31st March: Tide Of Sound

    So what are you waiting for? Book TODAY!

    RETURNING IN 2024

    Roger Parkes The Piano Man

    Roger Parkes, an award winning pianist and vocalist, that has the ability to showcase a multitude of artists is returning to Bowleaze Cove in 2024.

    The Roger Parkes Show, is a production full of singalong classics and dancefloor fillers, Roger will be joined by a collection of guest vocalists that have experiences of the highest levels including cruise ships, West End stages and more.

    Catch Roger LIVE at Bowleaze Cove in 2024
    + Monday 29th April
    + Sunday 23rd June
    + Friday 13th September

    BIG NIGHTS IN 2024

    Let's Get The Party STARTED!

    We've got some fantastic BIG Nights of LIVE Entertainment coming to The Venue at Bowleaze Cove.

    Check out a few of our highlights...

    + Friday 15th March: Mammoth Band
    + Friday 29th March: Go Commando Band
    + Friday 12th April: The Wolcott Band
    + Saturday 14th Sept: Mark Summers as Elvis
    + Saturday 28th Sept: Celine Dion Tribute Show & Run To You Whitney Show

    ...and so much more!

    NEW for 2024

    Ska Struck

    Ska Struck are a high energy band with a unique premise, the likes of which you've never seen before. Their set mixes the traditional Ska tracks you all know and love with a mix of some of the most popular tunes you all know and love, but adding their own Ska'd up flair.

    Catch them at Bowleaze Cove on Friday 19th July 2024.

    NEW FOR 2024

    Encore Anthems

    The ULTIMATE Party Band, Encore Anthems, are coming to Bowleaze Cove in 2024. This fantastic NEW Band, specialise in power anthems and guilty pleasures!

    So, make sure you don't miss out on an unforgettable party night at The Venue.

    Catch them at Bowleaze Cove in 2024
    + Saturday 6th April
    + Saturday 20th July

    Returning in 2024

    ULTRA 90'S VS 2000'S

    Europe's Premier 90's Dance Anthem Live Touring Production Show, is BACK by popular demand. Ultra 90s perform the best classic chart, dance and club anthems from the 1990'S, and now feature a collection of iconic tracks from the Noughties.

    Catch them at Bowleaze Cove in 2024
    + Saturday 25th May
    + Friday 16th August
    + Saturday 19th October

    All Aboard! The Pirate Game Show

    Thursday 1st August 2024

    Join the adventure with Pirate Jen as she tries to get everything ship shape to save the day with help from the crew - THAT’S YOU!

    NEW for 2024, All Aboard is a jam-packed interactive pirate game show, that is fun for all the family!

    The Basil Brush Show

    Thursday 8th August 2024

    Britain's most famous and lovable fox, Basil Brush, is LIVE at Bowleaze Cove....Boom Boom!!

    2023 was an incredible year for Basil and Co. As they toured around the world, including appearing at Glastonbury Festival, The Royal Windsor Pantomime and more. So, we're delighted to announce that this star of stage and screen is coming to Bowleaze Cove.

    Basil Brush has an outstanding ability to entertain and make people of all ages laugh and smile, so don't miss out on this one of a kind performance.

    Timmy Mallett LIVE!

    Friday 9th August 2024

    The utterly brilliant itsy bitsy entertainer, Timmy Mallett will be bringing a bonkers night to The Venue, on Friday 9th August 2024.

    Known for multiple television appearances in the 80'S and 90'S, an international number one hit and causing complete mayhem, Timmy Mallet is an iconic entertainer that'll be LIVE on stage at Bowleaze Cove, you really don't want to miss out, on this one of a kind, evening of entertainment.

    Entertainment Highlights 2024

    SOLO VOCALISTS, DUOS, TRIBUTES, BANDS, COMEDIANS, MAGICIANS AND MORE.

    Discover the magic of our Bowleaze Cove experience with an electrifying line-up of LIVE visiting acts this year. From soulful solo vocalists to dynamic duos, sensational tribute acts, energetic bands, hilarious comedians, mesmerizing magicians, and much more – our line-up at Bowleaze Cove has it all! Join us for an unforgettable extravaganza of diverse talents.

    *All entertainment is subject to change.
    **We have selected some entertainment highlights below. All our visiting acts will be published on the Waterside App and in our Spotlight Magazine before March 1st 2024.

    Friday 15th March

    WHITE NOISE COLLECTIVE

    With a carefully crafted repertoire complete with the hottest Soul, Funk and Motown hits through to the nostalgia-filled beats of the 90’s and noughties, WNC have got your covered!

     

    Saturday 16th March

    MAMMOTH PARTY BAND

    Their high-energy setlist is full of classic floor-fillers, guaranteed to keep everyone up on the dance floor all night long!

     

    Sunday 17th March

    EBONY JADE FRASER

    Ebony-Jade is a powerhouse vocalist with bags of personality, bringing the fun with an engaging sense of humour and all the best dance-floor fillers you could ask for.

    Friday 22nd March

    THE DECADES BAND

    With such a wide variety of material at their fingertips, The Decades are a well-oiled machine, ready to get the party started for everyone, old and young

    Saturday 23rd March

    SKA STRUCK BAND

    Ska Struck are a high energy band with a unique premise, the likes of which you’ve never seen before. Their set mixes the traditional Ska tracks you all know and love with a mix of some of the most popular tunes you all know and love but adding their own Ska’d up flair.

    Sunday 24th March

    THE JET SET BAND

    Jet Set was founded in 2001 as a party function band based in Hampshire. The band frequently collaborates with an additional male vocalist, creating the ultimate function line up.

    Friday 29th March

    GO COMMANDO BAND

    Go Commando stop at absolutely nothing to make every show a knock-out; with a huge repertoire across all eras and the amazing ability to choose the right song at the perfect moment, Go Commando nail it every time.

    Saturday 30th March

    THE RICH MIX

    Richie Hynes, Daz Noden and Mark Dorney are, The Rich Mix. A multi-instrumental party trio from the midlands that have been WOWing audiences around the UK for years.

    Sunday 31st March

    TIDE OF SOUND

    Born out of one of the most successful covers bands of the last decade (Hypnosis) comes a duo for a new decade.

    Tide Of Sound are an effervescent act capable of performing a wide selection of songs from the sixties all the way through to modern chart hits.

    Friday 5th April

    DO IT LIKE DUA

    The UK’s ultimate tribute to pop sensation – DUA LIPA by Courtnay Reddy. With high quality vocals, stunning costumes, and choreography.

    ULIMITED 90’S

    Lois Lonsdale pays tribute an iconic era, THE 90’S, covering classics from throughout the decade that have gone down in history, and become timeless party anthems.

    LIVE IN TECHNICOLOR

    Live in Technicolor plays a magnificent tribute to Coldplay, featuring live versions of all the hits including ‘Clocks’, ‘Fix You’, Viva La Vida’ and many more. Charismatic front man Jack Saxer brings all the energy of a stadium concert and engages through his flamboyant performance and great vocals.

    Saturday 6th April

    ENCORE ANTHEMS

    The ULTIMATE Party Band, Encore Anthems, are taking to the stage in 2024. This fantastic NEW Band, specialise in power anthems and guilty pleasures!

    Encore Anthems, are touring the UK and Europe this year, and are seen as one of the best up and coming bands in the industry. Creating a playlist of songs, that are considered as sensational sing-alongs.

    You really wouldn’t want to miss this remarkable night of entertainment

    Sunday 7th April

    STEVE ARNOLD 

    Steve is a circus performer who has been juggling for over 15 years. Featuring amazing feats of skill and dexterity, Steve can perform with multiple objects and has performed all over the UK at holiday parks and other attractions such as Cadbury World. His live show combines breath taking ability with incredible lighting effects that are sure to leave the audience amazed.

     

    Steve will be joined by another phenomenal visiting act, updates coming soon…

    Friday 12th April

    JIMMY TAMLEY

    As one of the most sought-after speciality acts in the country, Jimmy is mesmerizingly memorable. Well known for his incredible vocal skills and excellent comedy and characterisation, Jimmy’s unique approach to the art of ventriloquism challenges the usual perception of his art.

    KAREN TOMLINSON

    International vocalist Karen Tomlinson is LIVE on stage. Karen is the UK’s number one Jessie J tribute but, with over a decade of experience on stages around the world, she is also an incredibly versatile vocalist.

    Saturday 13th April

    THE WOLCOTT BAND

    The Wolcott Band is an incredible line-up of professional musicians, who have dedicated everything they have to be the best at what they do.

    National Entertainment Award Winners for ‘Best Band 2022! Constantly in-demand and 100% live!

    Performing songs such as Mr Brightside, I Predict a Riot, Dakota, Human and many more.

    Monday 15th April

    KARIO

    Kairo are a lively vocal duo, that’ll take you on a musical journey through the decades. With such a wide repertoire, there is bound to be something for all the family, whether you’re after a classic sing-along or chance to showcase your best dance moves, the Kairo boys will not disappoint.

    A favourite across all our Waterside Parks, for they playful performance that get all the audience involved, and a set list that is forever timeless.

    Thursday 18th April

    BUSTER

    Back by popular demand, BUSTER is the comedian of all comedians.

    International Comedian Buster has performed at most of the UK’s leading venues and has appeared in Cabaret extensively for all the UK’s leading holiday companies as well as appearing onboard the Thompson/TUI Cruises fleet and Island Cruises as a visiting guest act for the past 10 years.

    Friday 19th April

    DANNY LEE GREW 

    Danny Lee Grew is a British magician. A versatile performer who has made audiences laugh and gasp in touring theatre shows.

    THE SOPHIA MARIE SHOW

    Sophia Marie is an international vocalist, known for touring the world and showcasing her impressive vocals, backed with sensational dancers.

    Saturday 20th April

    THE GEOFF MULL BAND

    Award-winning artiste with an unrivalled reputation for delivering amazing performances. Award-winning Artiste Geoff Mull has been wowing audiences ever since his X-Factor journey began in 2014.

    With a strong look, incredible vocals and the hottest chart hits, Geoff will have you on your feet and wanting more. Experience Geoff’s show and you will understand why he has twice won UBeat Music awards and won Best Male Artist in the National Entertainment Awards 2021.

    Friday 26th April

    VOX & SAX 

    Tony and Celena are Vox & Sax, a dynamic mix of vocals and saxophone that brings a new energy and vibe to our stages.

    Experienced vocalist in their own right, and members of The Jet Set Band, Tony and Celena have an incredible chemistry onstage, and it shows in their showstopping performances.

    Saturday 27th April

    BOOGIE STREET

    Boogie Street are a party band with a difference! With an unrivalled, up-to-date setlist, Boogie Street cater for every musical taste.

    With a constantly growing repertoire of dance floor anthems, Boogie Street are known for their infectious beats and party grooves.

    Monday 29th April

    THE ROGER PARKES SHOW

    Roger Parkes is an award-winning pianist and vocalist, that has the ability to showcase a multitude of artists. So, join him for The Roger Parkes Show, a production full of singalong classics and dancefloor fillers, Roger will be accompanied by a collection of guest vocalists that have experience of the highest levels including cruise ships, West End stages and more.

    Friday 3rd May

    TIDE OF SOUND

    Born out of one of the most successful covers bands of the last decade (Hypnosis) comes a duo for a new decade.

    Tide Of Sound are an effervescent act capable of performing a wide selection of songs from the sixties all the way through to modern chart hits.

    Saturday 4th May

    ABBA STARS

    With Over 19 years of experience in UK and Europe, Abba STARS UK is one of the UK’s NO.1 Abba Tribute Bands.

    Featuring some incredibly talented singers and musicians they offer one of the most captivating and authentic tributes to one of the greatest bands of all time. With tight harmonies, replica of costumes, hint of humour and audience participation it’s a great night of entertainment ahead.

    Sunday 5th May

    ELECTRIC 80’S

    If the 1980’s was the fun decade, then there can only be one way to remember those great days and that’s with the fun and entertaining Electric 80’s.

    Andrew & Allan charge this show with AA power and will have everyone up and on their feet from the very first song!

    Monday 6th May

    KRAZY KEV & DINKY DINO

    Look out! Here comes KRAZY Kev and Dinky Dino, Somerset’s most popular children’s party duo. Join these two in moments of madness LIVE on stage. Their hilarious show is fun for all the family, even the big kids.

    MARK ANDREW SMITH

    Mark Andrew Smith is the little man with the BIG Voice, known across the UK and Europe for his sensational vocals, Mark has been recognised as one of the best male vocalists in the industry, and was even voted the number one tribute to Olly Murs for three years.

    Friday 10th May

    THR33

    Tribute to 3 iconic boybands – Westlife / Take That / Boyzone

    A TRIPLE TRIBUTE to the three biggest boybands in modern music.

    Westlife, Take That and Boyzone have stood the test of time for over 20 years, accumulating 32 number ones alongside bringing out new music and touring around the world today.

    This tribute gives the very best all three bands from their first ever hits such as ‘Swear It Again’, ‘It Only Takes A Minute’ and ‘Love Me For A Reason’. These bands produced hit after hit and this show covers them all.

    Saturday 18th May

    BALANCE OF POWER

    Balance of Power are a local Weymouth band that have been rocking around Weymouth and Dorset, and they are now considered as one of the best bands in the area.

    Covering all those 80’s rock anthems from Bon Jovi to Van Halen, this band will not disappoint with what can only be described as a flashback, to a golden age of rock music.

    Balance of Power are ready to ROCK! Are you? Make sure you join us at The Venue, for one of the most iconic collections of 80’s rock anthems ever!

    Sunday 19th May

    THE REVIEW

    The Review are an award-winning professional band, with over a decade’s worth of experience. Their electrifying live reputation has been earned by rocking over 1000 events! Delivering a high energy mix of Rock and Indie anthems, totally unique guitar versions of Pop and Dance classics, guilty pleasures, and some of the slickest, genre mashing medley you never thought you’d dance to.

    Friday 24th May

    BOOMIN’ BAND

    Taking ordinary songs, Boomin mix them, mash them and create something wonderfully unique that is loved by all. It’s taken them 10 years to create the ultimate Live Band experience, a live concert-style festival experience that you won’t forget them in a hurry!

    Saturday 25th May

    ULTRA 90’S

    Europe’s Premier 90’s Dance Anthem Live Touring Production Show! Ultra-90s perform the best classic chart, dance, and club anthems from the 1990s. From Snap! To Faithless, from Dee-lite to Vanilla Ice, Ultra 90s guarantees to get any party buzzing. Taking you through House, Chart, Dance and Club Classics along with popular Drum and Bass tunes from the 90s.

    Sunday 26th May

    THE DECADES BAND

    With such a wide variety of material at their fingertips, The Decades are a well-oiled machine, ready to get the party started for everyone, old and young. Their energy and enthusiasm is highly contagious and we guarantee that the dancefloor is going to be packed!

    Known across the UK, for their tribute to McBusted and Rock N Roll Gold, The Decades are definitely one of the best band on the scene and will provide a night of excellent entertainment.

    Monday 27th May

    SNEAKY BLINDERS 

    Sneaky Blinders, a live Indie Pop music experience brought to you by JUMP!

    For over a decade, JUMP! Have become one of the UK’s premier party showbands. JUMP! Have had the honour of touring with the hit musical ‘Boogie Nights’ working alongside, The Osmond’s, Gareth Gates, Chico, Andy Abraham, Shane Richie Jnr and more.

    JUMP aren’t like other bands, not only do they bring an intense party vibe everywhere they go but, they bring a very unique production experience, one that you wouldn’t want to miss.

    Friday 31st May

    THE WEST END JERSEYS 

    A Night of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons performed by stars of London’s West End.

    Come and enjoy the iconic sound of one of the most successful bands of the 50’s and 60’s. Marvel at that unmistakable falsetto sound of Frankie Valli, lovingly recreated by some of the nation’s best vocalists.

    TAKE THIS 

    The UK’s Leading Tribute to TAKE THAT in the form of TAKE THIS.

    Performing the hits that now span over 20 years, TAKE THIS faithfully recreate the sounds of arguably the Greatest Pop Boyband of all time with a terrific and energetic show.

    Saturday 1st June

    THE THRILLIONAIRES

    The Thrillionaires are a four-piece professional party band from South Wales, with a unique sound. Bringing a ultimate party vibes, with songs from a collection of iconic anthems from Tina Turner to The Greatest Showman.

    Thursday 6th June

    HIGH JINX

    High Jinx are professional speciality act with a wide range of exciting visual live family entertainment including Magic, illusion, juggling, unicycling, escapology, stilt walking and much, much more!

    Friday 7th June

    ROCK ATLANTIC 

    Rock Atlantic are a professional live Rock and Pop Party Band, that covers the best hand-picked songs, selected from over seven decades of popular chart music. This band will get the party started and leave you with a night to remember.

    Saturday 8th June

    ROGUE MINOGUE  

    Featuring the outstanding award winning performance of Cheryl Hadley, Rogue Minogue is a premium quality tribute to the ever popular Princess of Pop delivering an uncompromising approach to detail.

    RICKY K IS, ROBBIE WILLIAMS 

    Ricky K is one of the country’s most impressive stand-up comedians, having made his name on Britain’s Got Talent. His eccentric and energetic shows show his ability to sing, dance and entertain at the highest level.

    Ricky performs as Robbie Williams in a tribute to Take That, Re-Take That, and has created his own solo tribute, with great success.

    Friday 28th June

    ARE YOU READY FOR LOVE – A TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN 

    From London’s O2 to the middle of the Mediterranean, Charles Michael Duke has played Sir Elton John all over the world. Join him as he takes you on a journey through the life and music of the living legend!

    With a striking resemblance to the legendary artist, audiences are left in awe as every aspect of Elton’s persona is flawlessly captured, from the unmistakable flamboyant costumes to the electrifying stage presence!

    Thursday 13th June

    MATT GRINDLEY 

    Matt has performed all over the UK and internationally for over 20 years.

    Star of Channel 5 show “Magic Tricks Go Wrong” and in 2013 Matt began a semi residency show in Las Vegas as well as performing all over the UK with the award winning show Matt Grindley’s Magique.

     

    JORDAN HILL

    It’s no exaggeration to say Jordan Hill has broken boundaries. Whether you’ve been to one of the many live performances or you’ve heard one of his recordings, you’ll see why he’s renowned for his musical versatility.

    Saturday 29th June

    LONDON CALLING

    This amazing live band with a zany sense of humour…performs sensational versions of songs by: The Clash, Killers, Duran Duran, Charlie Daniels Band, Blur, The Vapours, Buzzcocks, Billy Idol, Tom Jones, The Who, Beatles, Kinks, Green Day, Queen, Chuck Berry, Undertones, KaIser Chiefs and many more.

    Monday 1st July

    TOMMY RYAN

    With a rich history of experience touring around the UK and Europe, Tommy Ryan is an incredible vocalist, that covers a wide range of music, including something for the entire family.

    Known as a true showman, Tommy will provide an outstanding performance.

    Friday 5th July

    PLATINUM QUEEN 

    Platinum Queen are one of the UK’s best tributes to the iconic band Queen. Known for their unrivalled sound and incredible re-creation of a band considered as the best in history.

    More recently Platinum Queen have been touring with a full orchestra in their production Symphonix Queen.

    Friday 12th July

    BOYZ BEYOND

    Go Back to the 90’s with all the biggest hits from Westlife, Take That, Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Five, Blue & Many More.

    There is real magic when James, Jordan and Jarrad blend their voices, moves and personalities to create the chart-topping boy bands.

    Saturday 13th July

    THE VOXENS

    Critically acclaimed singers who have performed Worldwide from New York to the Albert Hall and performed back up for major recording artists.

    Combine styles, talent, and drive to perform epic numbers with unique original diva style arrangements.

    Monday 22nd July

    THE BOWTIE BOYS

    The Bowtie Boys are one of a kind. A party duo with intricate harmonies, slick choreography, and infectious personalities. A true dynamic duo that brings the stage to life with a collection of family favourites and bespoke medleys. There isn’t much that these boys can’t do, and to top it all off, they literally bring the showtime sparkle.