Hoosiers to headline Somerstock 2022

The Hoosiers are to headline Somerstock in 2022. An English pop rock band formed in Indianapolis, The Hoosiers consist of members Irwin Sparkes (lead vocals, lead guitar) and Alan Sharland (drums, percussion, vocals).

Thank You

We would like to say a very big thank you to everybody who helped us make Somerstock 2021 a fantastic event. We’ve had lots of great feedback as well as some ideas and suggestions for next year, and we’ll be taking them all on board to make sure we come back in 2022 with an even better festival.

One or two of our bands had to pull out because of Covid and needing to isolate, but we had some wonderful replacements. We also had to change the way we ran the event and limit the number of tickets to ensure that everybody had enough space to stay safe and have fun.

We would also like to thank our sponsors, without whom we wouldn’t be able to put the event on at all.

Next year, we’ll be back bigger and better than ever.

Matt Owen and the DVP unable to play

We are sorry to announce that unfortunately due to Covid isolation requirements Matt Owens and the DVP are now unable to play at Somerstock.

However Alex Lipinski and his guitarist have a greed to stand in at short notice

Raffle winners

The following winning tickets from Fun Day please contact@ somerstock to pick up prizes

9  Brandy

129  Carling

71  Back Pack

12  Hand bag

80  Tray

42 Salt and pepper

Somerstock is On!


It’s been another difficult week for live events and festivals generally with the Government’s announcement yesterday that the lifting of the remaining restrictions will be delayed, possibly for another four weeks. The Somerstock Committee is committed to putting on a fantastic Covid-secure event and would like to reassure our festival goers that we have a strong event plan based on current restrictions, and on that basis Somerstock is going ahead as planned.
The delay in lifting restrictions does mean, however, that we are unlikely to be able to release more tickets for sale, so if you’re still planning to come to Somerstock, buy your tickets now!
We will provide further updates in the next few days, and thank you for your patience and continued support.

Ibis offers Somerstock Visitors Special Rates

The Ibis in Bridgwater is offering a 15% discount for anyone booking with them on 9th, 10th or 11th July to visit Somerstock.

Located 18 miles from the Somerstock Music Festival, the ibis Bridgwater is the trendiest hotel in town!  Like us ibis Bridgwater will provide a platform for local up and coming local musicians, when their music events roll out later this year!  Rooms have a ambient and industrial vibe, where even the shower gel has a musical undertone.  The ground floor houses the Keepers Kitchen & Bar is in line with supporting all things local.  Their Keepers House Honey is harvested from local hives by Black Bee Honey and features in signature dishes and cocktails.  Eat drink and unwind, after you’ve rocked at Somerstock!  Free parking and family rooms make this is ideal place to stay if camping isn’t your thing.

To book just contact the ibis team on hb670@accor.com or call them on 07767 656 298 and just quote Somerstock!


Viaduct Magazine Offer

Somerstock, Somerton’s own one-day
family friendly music festival, will take
place at Somerton Recreation Ground
on Saturday 10th July.
Headlined by pop and soul legends The Christians and with
15 other amazing bands performing across all three stages,
Somerstock has something to suit all ages and tastes.
Our friendly and fun festival offers something for everyone with
family entertainment, food, licenced bars and on-site parking.
Somerstock is the culmination of the week long Somerton Music
& Arts Festival which will be held in venues around Somerton.
Full event details will be announced soon.
We are delighted to offer an exclusive discount code to Viaduct
readers giving 12.5% off the full Somerstock ticket price until
the end of April.

In anticipation of Covid-19 regulations and
guidelines* we are limiting the number of
tickets available to provide everyone with
plenty of space.
Book your tickets now to guarantee your
place and help keep our festival going. Go
to www.somerstock.com/tickets and enter
voucher code ‘SOMERSTOCKFUN’ during
the checkout process. (Valid from 1st March)
Adults £28
Students £22
Children (aged 12-16) £13
Family† £68
Under 12s go FREE
† Family ticket admits two adults and two children
Discount valid until end April or when all discounted
tickets are sold.

Leveller Live Press Coverage

Published on February 28th, 2021 by Andrew Lee

A string of festivals, from the Axbridge Pageant through to the Glastonbury Festival, have been cancelled for 2021. Add in the loss of the concert at Vivary Park and the Yeovilton Air Day and 2021 wasn’t looking so different to 2020. So some welcome good news comes from the not so small but definitely perfectly formed Somerstock Festival. That will be the climax of a full revival of the Somerton Arts and Music Festival after the inevitable loss of 2020.

The organisers of the Somerton Music and Arts have announced that the festival is to go ahead as planned. There will be a series of arts and music events taking place throughout the town from 3rd to 10th July.

The festival, which started in 1987, is an annual event in the historic Somerset market town. Featuring a week of fun from local bands, classical music, talks & workshops to name just a few.  The festival culminates in a one-day music festival, Somerstock.  Attracting top bands, this year’s headliners are pop and soul legends The Christians.  A further 14 bands will perform across three stages providing no-stop family entertainment. Chuck in a wide variety of food, bars and stalls and there’ll be something for every taste.

And let’s face it, they are taking a risk. On the one hand things could go into reverse and the Government could perform yet another COVID U Turn. On the other, if all goes well, for Somerset this could be close to the onl show in town.

Full details of the festival will be released soon. To find out more about Somerstock and buy tickets head tohttps://www.somerstock.com/

And to be honest, its just great to write about something that is on instead of something that is cancelled!