So full-on Glastonbury is off but Somerstock, Somerton's one day, family friendly music festival, is ON, headlined by The Christians – and with a discount for Muddy readers.
Twelve hours of music from The Christians and an eclectic line up of 14 other bands, a brilliant dance-circus performance by Motionhouse, entertainment and activities for all the fam – and discounted tickets for Muddy readers – Somerstock, the one day, family friendly music festival in Somerton, south Somerset is back!
Part of the week-long annual Somerton Music and Arts Festival, Somerstock is taking place on Sat 10 July at the Somerton Recreation Ground from 11am–11pm (gates open from 10.30), with live music on two open air stages and one marquee stage.
Headliners The Christians, the 80s/90s band renowned for their soulful yet socially aware hits – Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Harvest for the World – is still lead by singer Garry Christian (‘one of the finest voices in pop’ according to one red top). PS the band take their name from the surname, not from their religious beliefs, in case you were wondering.
Also on the bill: ska band Rude Boy Mitch & The Two Tones, original roots reggae from 70s/80s band Talisman, Whole Lotta Led, sax from Tom Waters and his band, EveryPeople, Matt Owens (of Noah and the Whale), some piratic originals from West Country folk punk Black Friday, This is Queen and soul from Area 52.
Local acts include West Country gumbo from Al O’Kane and the soulful Shoun Shoun, Graffiti Falls, Cover All Bases and the legendary Snake Snake Snake.
For full info on the line up click here.
Entertainment from Motionhouse, an innovative theatre group combining circus and acrobatics with breathtaking dance will be performing Captive, inside a large cage.
For kids? Silent disco, circus skills, face painting, crafts and a bouncy castle.
All sorts of nosh including veggie and vegan options – subs and sarnies from Sub-Shack, burgers and breakfasts from VW Grub – with all day bars (natch).
Camping if you want it.
Adults £32 in advance (£35 on the gate); student £25 (£28); kids 12-16 years £15 (£16), under 12s go free; family ticket £78 (£86); and camping £15.
Get a discount: click here and use voucher code 10SOMERSTOCK to get a 10% discount.