The Somerstock music festival is organised by Somerton Music and Arts Festival (SMAF) is a not for profit Community Interest Company (CIC). It is registered at Companies House and has been in existence in various forms for over thirty years.
SMAF has a board of directors and a committee which organises the events for an annual Festival, which takes place in July, as well holding a number of events at other times in the year.
SMAF is run exclusively by volunteers for the benefit of our community. The primary purpose of the CIC is to put on the annual festival and associated events in Somerton, many of which are free. These include entertainment and workshops in schools and residential homes. Somerstock is the festival’s flagship event, providing a family-friendly music festival in the heart of Somerton. By doing this, the committee aims to make Somerton a better place to live and visit, showing off our fabulous town to all who come.
We are very lucky to benefit from some great sponsors, providing either services or funding to continually help us improve the festival. Without this support, Somerstock would not raise the great sums it does for charity.
In 2022 our partner charities were Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and Somerton Recreation Ground and both were presented with donations of £1000 each. For 2023 we will again be supporting the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance as well as local youth organisation Archies Xtra.
David Osmond, chairman of the Somerton Recreation Ground Trust, receives a cheque for £1000 from festival chairman Fred Bassett.
Meet the committee
|Chairman||Cliff (Fred) Bassett|
|Deputy Chairman||Ewan McGregor
|Company Secretary||Jon Sackett|
|Somerstock Operations||Ewan McGregor / Stuart Avison
|Somerstock Music / Band Liaison
||Cliff Bassett / Jon Sackett / Jane Fell
|Somerstock Retail / Food & Drink
|Somerstock Children’s Entertainment
|Advertising / Sponsorship||Andrea Shore / Jane Hollowell
|SMAF Art & Photography Events||Alex Stannett / Mary Palmer|
|SMAF Town Events||Alex Stannett / Mary Palmer / Mo Fletcher / Emma Burton
|Social Media||Jane Fell / Adrian Whitely
|Press & Publicty||Jon Sackett|
|Design, Programme & Website||Lonsdale Leggett-Flynn|
|Health & Safety||Cliff Bassett
Somerstock Music Festival
Somerset TA11 6NP
Tel: 07928 508700