Somerton Music and Arts Festival News for 2018…

As a Festival committee we wanted to update you all as to the decision made in regards to the Marquee at the Festival in 2018. The following is a statement written by all the present members of the committee. Please be assured that this decision was not made lightly and over the coming months we will be announcing acts as they are booked so watch out for more information and hold the date…

“In July 2017, Somerton Music and Arts Festival celebrated 30 years of providing music, art and entertainment over a 10-day fun packed festival. The Festival committee of unpaid volunteers have decided to take a fresh look at the way in which the event is delivered.  It has become obvious that providing a large venue in the form of a Marquee on the sports field at the edge of town has become unaffordable.  The committee agreed that by removing this significant cost, the Festival can concentrate on making the best use of the existing venues across Somerton.

The Festival is preserving its variety, from dances, talks, bands, market stalls, family fun day and art exhibitions.  We aim to continue to appeal to all ages and to entertain the people of Somerton as well as attracting new people to our wonderful town.  The planning for next year’s Festival is well underway and will take place from Friday 6th July to Sunday 15thJuly.  We look forward to your continued support to make the Festival a success.”