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July 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - July 12, 2020 @ 12:00 am
It is with great sadness that the Somerton Music & Arts Festival Committee have made the very difficult decision to postpone by one year the 2020 Festival. This is a decision which we have not taken lightly; however, the health and safety of our audience, artists, traders, crew and community is always our first priority.
After 31 years of running, Somerton Music & Arts Festival Community Interest Company has
added a one day spectacular ‘Somerstock’ to its traditional 10-day Festival of high quality
family entertainment held in venues around the town.
Somerstock to be held on the sports field in Somerton will provide something for all the
family throughout the day on Saturday July 11th, running from 11am through to midnight. The
event will be raising money for St Margaret’s Hospice and will feature over 15 bands, 3 bars,
good quality food, retail stalls and children’s entertainment.
This year’s headliners are Triple Platinum band, The Christians. With a string of
melodic, soulful hits in the 80s and 90s including Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Harvest for the
World, Hooverville and many more, The Christians are also renowned for their live
performance. Chris Evans rated them as playing ‘the best gig I’ve ever been to’. Still headed by
enigmatic lead singer Garry Christian with ‘one of the finest voices in pop’ (Daily Mirror), the
band are currently enjoying a major revival and touring the UK and Europe.
The festival will also feature local bands Cover All Bases, Al O’Kane and SnakeSnakeSnake and
will see the return of some of last year’s most popular bands – Black Friday, Area 52 and
Talisman. For a full listing of bands, look out for posters or go to somertonartsfestival.co.uk or
Most ticket prices are being held at the same rates as last year and accompanied children under
12 go free of charge. Grab your tickets now to take advantage of discounted early-bird rates by
going to somerstock.com