Gosport is rounding off a summer of events in local parks with a three-day festival.

Gosport Sunset Festival will run from Friday 1 September to Sunday 3 September on Walpole Park.

The event, supported by Gosport Borough Council, is free to enter.

Around 20 bands and solo acts have been lined up by organisers Magic Bus Events, including: Oasish, Stereotonics, Forever Queen, Foo Fighterz, Abba’s Angels, Reactor 1, Brit Pop Revolution, Mimi Rae, Daniel Wakeford and Island City.

Street food inspired by cuisines around the world will be on offer, along with a funfair and a large wellbeing area. There will be a special focus on the borough’s unique heritage, with an exhibition and stalls.

Times are:

  • Friday 3pm to 10pm
  • Saturday 10.30am to 10pm
  • Sunday 11am to 6pm

Cllr Peter Chegwyn, Leader of the Council, said: “This event promises to be one of the highlights of the programme of free local summer events held or supported by the council. It’s free to get in, on all three days. As well as plenty of live music there will be lots more going on.”

Another council-supported event, coming up on 16 September, is the free-entry Stoke Road Festival, including music, workshops and activities for young and old, along with a chance to browse the area’s unique independent shops.

Details of these events, and many others, can be found in the council’s Celebrate Gosport what’s on guide. This covers events up to the end of the year.

Printed copies have been distributed to the Town Hall, Gosport Museum and Art Gallery and Gosport tourist information office.