THE countdown is on for the return of Bridport's Jurassic Fields next weekend.

The festival, a not-for-profit event, helps raise money to support musical talent we have in south and west Dorset with a view to building a professional recording studio and rehearsal facilities.

The festival is now in its sixth year and there will be a wide range of acts performing on the festival's stage in Asker Meadows.

Friday night’s headliners Coasts are reforming exclusively for the festival and also performing on the opening night are Dr Meaker and Sledgehead.

Saturday night’s main band are the mighty Dreadzone with support from Coco and the Butterfeilds and Sam Green.

There is a host of other bands and acts playing over the two days including Arcade Hearts, Dutch Criminal Record, Shelby’s Elbows, Sinful Maggie and many, many more.

With a storming line-up and bigger campsite, Jurassic Fields is set to return ‘bigger and better than ever before,’ organisers say.

Jurassic Fields has brought west Dorset exciting live music over the past six years, from acts such as Fun Lovin Criminals, Dodgy, Dr & The Medics, Neville Staple, and The Dub Pistols.

However, organisers say this year’s line-up is set to be one of the best for the UK’s small festival league in 2019, with more than 40 acts appearing over the two-day event.

n Jurassic Fields will take place from July 12 to 13.

The price for weekend adult tickets starts at £35, with camping at £65. Tickets are free for children aged under 13.

Concessions and day tickets are also available.

Tickets are available from Bridport TIC and online at