Following the news that this year’s Great Dorset Steam Fair has had to be postponed until 2021, Steam Fair FM will be providing a special online broadcast during the original planned show period, Thursday 27th – Monday 31st August (including the Bank Holiday weekend).

We’ll be celebrating the “best of the Great Dorset” with archive interviews, showground reports, features and “vox pops” comprising messages from visitors and exhibitors, recorded over the years.

The lockdown presents a unique opportunity to air once again the many items in our archives. Our aim is to re-create the ‘sounds and smells’ of the World’s largest Steam & Heritage event, together with the greatest Vintage Hits spanning 40 years from 1955 – 1995. Although not coming live from Tarrant Hinton, the station sound will be almost exactly the same as in a “normal” show year. All you’ll need to add is your own cider!

The vintage music will include a significant helping of Steam Fair favourites Dr Busker, The Wurzels and others. We’ll be running a special feature on Queen, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the band’s formation in 1970, with a track played every hour.

How to tune in:

Steam Fair FM’s special online broadcast will be available worldwide via computers, smartphones, tablets, internet radios, smart tvs and in-home streaming services such as Sonos. It will also be available on command through Alexa and Google Play speakers, via the Tune In app.. There will be a pop-up player on this website – details to follow in August!