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Somerton Music & Arts Festival 4th – 11th July 2020

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December 2019

Tickets for Somerstock at the early bird prices are available now for cash or by cheque at our Somerton Ticket Point in Palmer Snell during normal opening times. They make an amazing gift for Christmas!

Our Palmer Snell Ticket Point can only accept cash or cheque, but don’t worry as there’s a cashpoint at the nearby TSB. Can’t get into Somerton, live too far away or prefer to use a card? Then you need to use our secure ticket portal. Click Here.

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November 2019

Somerstock Headliners – The Christians – have been confirmed to play at our Family Friendly Music Festival in a day on Saturday 11th July 2020.  Their first five singles all made the Top 40 in Britain, and their debut album The Christians (1987) entered the UK Albums Chart at number 2.  It eventually sold over a million copies. The highest-placed single from this album was “Ideal World”, which reached number 14 in the UK Singles Chart.

In 1988, they released a cover of the Isley Brothers’ “Harvest for the World”, with all proceeds going to charity. The video for the track was an animation, created by four leading animation companies, including Aardman Animations. The video won several awards, and the single reached number 8 in the UK singles chart, their sixth consecutive British Top 40 hit.

The Summer Festival starts on Saturday 4th July with a Concert of Two Choirs. Our local Mid Wessex Singers will open the event with a selection of music from their repertoire, with perhaps some acknowledgment of American Independence Day.  The Renewal Gospel Choir from Bristol will perform the second half of the evening following the interval. We are excited to be welcoming both choirs to the beautiful Parish Church of St Michael’s, which will provide the venue for a number of events during Festival week.

See our SMAF Programme Information Page for details of the rest of the Festival week.

The Festival ends with Somerstock, our “Family Music Festival in a Day” at Somerton Recreation Ground on Saturday 11th July.  See our Somerstock 2020 Page for all information as it is confirmed.

October 2019

Bookings now being made for performers at SMAF and Somerstock 2020. We should be making our first announcements before the end of the month. Festival 2020 is going to be a great one!

September 2019

The 2020 Somerton Music and Arts Festival begins on Saturday 23rd May with the start of the annual SMAF Art & Photography Exhibition in the Parish Rooms. Following the success in 2019 of the workshops and events held during the exhibition these will take place once again in 2020.

The July Festival week starts on Saturday 4th with a “Two Choirs” Concert in St Michael’s Church followed on Sunday 5th with Somerton’s annual Festival Family Fun Day at the Sports and Recreation Ground.

The following week will be packed with daytime and evening events, with something for everyone!

Once again the Festival culminates in Somerstock, our very own Festival of Music in a Day on Saturday 11th July.