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Fleetwood Mac tribute band to play at St Michaels Church

During the run up to Somerstock, festival opens on the 4th July with Fleetwood Mac tribute act FLEETWOOD BAC playing at St Michael’s Church. The music continues on 5th and 6th July with a weekend of live music in Somerton’s hostelries. There will also be a quiz, history walk and ukulele band amongst other attractions being planned during the week.

Somerstock announces 2024 line up

Somerstock has announced its musical line-up for 2024, to be headlined by super-star jazz-funk band and household name Shakatak.

Somerstock opens on Friday 12th July with

First Somerstock 2024 Tickets to go on sale at Somerton Christmas Lights switch-on

The first tickets for Somerstock 2024 will go on sale on 3rd December at Somerton’s Christmas Lights switch-on.

A limited number Tier 1 Tickets will be released for sale at the Christmas Lights Switch-On in Somerton, where those attending the event will be able to download a special access code to get the tickets online during the day. Any remaining Tier 1 tickets will be available on general sale when the event closes.

Air Ambulance selected as partner charity for 2023

Our charity partner for 2023 will again be the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, a registered charity established to provide relief from sickness and injury for the people of Dorset and Somerset by the provision of an air ambulance service, with an air and road-delivered critical care capability.

Somerstock dates announced for 2023

Somerstock is a family friendly music festival in the heart of Somerset. 2023 sees the introduction of a Friday night of music on the 7th July, before a full day of bands and family fun on Saturday 8th July. The festival site is on the edge of the town of Somerton, with…

New look for 2023 Festival

Plans for Somerton’s music and arts festival are already underway for July 2023. As a precursor, the Art & Photography exhibition will take place at the Parish Rooms from 27th May to 3rd June, with…

New look for Somerton Festival

Plans for Somerton’s music and arts festival are already underway for July 2023. As a precursor, the Art & Photography exhibition will take place at the Parish Rooms from 27th May to 3rd June, with an array of exhibitions and work shops spanning a wide range of arts and crafts. The exhibition attracted over 1000 […]

Family Fun Day

The Somerstock organisers have announced that the annual Family Fun Day will no longer take place in its current form. The growing popularity of the event and increasing visitor numbers mean it must now operate under an official, council approved, event plan. “As a small team of volunteers we are disappointed that we are no […]

Boost for Somerton Recreation Ground

The organisers of the Somerton Music and Arts Festival who run the popular Somerstock Music Festival have presented a cheque of £1000 to David Osmond, Chair of the Somerton Recreation Ground Trust from funds raised by the 2022 Festival. Festival Chairman Cliff Bassett said ‘We are very pleased to make this donation to help the […]

Fortnight of Festival Frolics in Somerton

Such is the success of the annual Somerton Music & Arts Festival that the event has now been extended to cover two weeks in July, as well a prelude event in the form of an art and photography exhibition to kick things off at the end of May. The festival fortnight itself comprises a wide […]