With three stages at Somerstock and non-stop entertainment for 12 hours it’s going to be a great day/night of music.
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On the Wagonkered Stage
The Festival starts with a children’s Silent Disco at 12.00 noon and then into a sequence of acoustic performances from Not from Nebraska, Jack Humphries, and Craig and Alex Priddice.
This is followed by local covers band Cover All Bases, Rock from Hang11.
Ending with some Alt Rock from Nevertheless, and further disco late into the night!
On the Trebble Roofing Stage and the Bancombe Joinery Stage
First up we have the King Ina Academy Choir kicking off the action on our main stages! Make sure that you get in early to give our local children your support! Gates open at 11.00.
From then on it’s action and music all the way. Next some indie from Bristol-based Turner, comprising Molly Dibley (Vocals and Keys), Finlay Dawes (Vocals and Guitar) and Jake Dawes (Drums).
Next up we welcome Chris Jagger and his acoustic trio Lazy Days with a repertoire including many of Chris’s songs, Cajun tunes and the odd Hank Williams’ number.
A contrast as Talisman take the stage. Talisman were one of the UK’s top Roots Reggae bands in the later 70’s and early 80’s performing alongside acts as diverse as Burning Spear, The Clash and The Rolling Stones. Recently reformed with the original line up, after 30 years apart, they bring Reggae to Somerstock.
And now for something completely different! Next on stage The Mangledwurzels a three-piece Scrumpy & Western band from Somerset, writing and performing in the style of Adge Cutler and The Wurzels. So we’ll be looking forward to some Cider-Fuelled, Scrumpy & Western songs, reeking with rustic charm.
As the Mangledwurzels head off in the direction of Harry’s Cider Bar, who’s next on the main stages?
Area52 playing classic soul, ska, disco, rock, in fact anything that gets people up and dancing from the 60’s to the present. So make sure you’ve still got enough energy to enjoy their performance.
Next we welcome back to the Festival our very own local band, Twisted Vinyl. Performing barnstorming covers of timeless songs ranging from the ’50s to modern classics, they have built up a worthy reputation for themselves; getting better and better year on year.
Up on stage another Somerset-based band The IOUs, with rock and pop over the years. Formed in 2012 they have been playing gigs together in various forms for over 10 years covering a wide variety of bands/artists. The IOUs are also performing a pre-Festival event at Somerton Sports Club on Saturday 14th June. Tickets on sale now from the secure ticket portal and in the Festival Ticket Office.
Abbas Angels, one of the UK’s premier Tribute bands with their captivating and entertaining authentic tribute to Abba. Who loves a bit of Abba? “I do, I do, I do, I do!”
Ben Waters is one of the UK’s supreme boogie piano players and has worked with so many of Pop Royalty including: The Rolling Stones, Ray Davies, Chuck Berry, Jools Holland, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shakin’ Stevens, Screaming Lord Sutch, PJ Harvey, Amy Macdonald, Bobby Womack, Mick Hucknall, Charlie Watts, The Ronnie Wood Band, ….and the list keeps growing!
Black Friday from Plymouth has been playing their foot-stomping mix of high energy, home-brew folk across Cornwall, Devon and far beyond for over ten years. Their music is influenced by their celtic roots and folk heroes. The result fantastic, original and catchy folk-punk.
The Decatonics make a welcome return to our Festival. Formed in 2012 they are an 8-piece female fronted ska band from Dorset. Comprising two singers, an energetic back-line and powerful horn section. Drawing on a wide range of influences from Ska, Trojan, Rocksteady, 2Tone, Soul, Northern Soul, Reggae and Bluebeat, our vibrant live show has built up a great reputation for its party atmosphere and a strong local following.
As dusk settles over the Festival and (hopefully) the moon shines down on us from a starlit sky, our headline band for 2019, Toploader take to the stage. Formed in 1997 Toploader have over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both at home and abroad. Their debut album ‘Onka’s Big Moka,‘ sold over one million copies and remained in the Top 5 of the UK album chart for over six months earning them 4 Brit Award nominations. In 2000 the single ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ became a global hit spending over a year in European Airplay Charts transforming Toploader into a household name.
And for those with some energy left for dancing the Festival closes with a Silent Disco until midnight.