Festival organisers

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
Treasurer Martyn Smith
Somerstock Operations Ewan McGregor / Stuart Avison
Somerstock Music / Band Liaison
Cliff Bassett / Jon Sackett / Jane Fell
Somerstock Retail / Food & Drink
Stuart Avison
Somerstock Children’s Entertainment
Mary Palmer
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
Ticketing Cliff Bassett
Promotions Johnny Rice
Press & Publicty Jon Sackett
Design, Programme & Website Lonsdale Leggett-Flynn
Health & Safety Cliff Bassett

Somerstock Music Festival

Rock Cottage
Somerset TA11 6NP

Tel: 07928 508700