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The local music competition for all people, of all ages!

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Read about Live: Ferndown

Live: Ferndown was the brainchild of Steve Lugg. You can read more here.

Live: Ferndown was the concept of Steve Lugg, supported by Music Industry and technical/venue partners. Steve was crazy about live music of all genres, passionate about supporting young people, and loved community. Steve sadly passed away in 2018.


We continue Live: Ferndown in his memory.

Who is behind Live: Ferndown

There are many people who work to make Live: Ferndown successful, below is a selection of some of them.
Steve Lugg

Steve Lugg


Steve sadly passed away in July 2018, but he was passionate about live music and started Live: Ferndown in 2013, we continue his legacy in his memory.

Chris 'Chrissyferkin' Daines

Chris 'Chrissyferkin' Daines


A seasoned Compere, Chris has had much experience is hosting on stage, especially competitions after hosting National & Regionals shows throughout his career.

Ian 'Ben' Bennett

Ian 'Ben' Bennett

Judge / Festival Organiser

Ian, known as Ben, organises the Potato Pants Festival, and invites our winner each year to open the festival. He sits on the Judging panel, but calls himself the amateur!

The Final 2019 was brimming with Talent! Read about it here!

What do People think?

Helena Mace

Helena Mace

Singer / Songwriter

"Live: Ferndown is a very professional and well run show, allowing up and coming artists to showcase their talents on a great stage. I am honoured to be a judge for this fantastic event!"

Matt Black

Matt Black

Pianist / Singer / Comedian

"I’m extremely proud to be so involved with this event – it glues the whole community together – and, at the same time allows up and coming stars into one of the best stages in the area."



Compere / Presenter

"Live: Ferndown is a great competition, it offers the opportunity for all to perform on a theatre stage and gain valuable experience, whilst giving an insight into the industry at the same time."

Where is Live: Ferndown

The Final 2019 was held at:

The Barrington Centre,

Pennys Walk


BH22 9TH

The Heats 2019 were held at:

The Forest Inn

Forest Links Road,

Ferndown, BH22 9PH

Heat Dates & Venues 2020:

Both To Be Confirmed

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