Watchet Festival Press Release Dec 2019
Watchet Festival 2020
GABRIELLE | THE BLOCKHEADS
TOYAH | OH MY GOD! IT’S THE CHURCH
HANDS OFF GRETEL | SOUND OF THE SIRENS
THE LEYLINES | THE SOUTH | THE HAWKMEN
Many more acts, including all Main Stage headliners still to be announced
FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR WATCHET FESTIVAL 2020 INCLUDE GABRIELLE, THE BLOCKHEADS & TOYAH
WATCHET LIVE FESTIVAL is proud to announce the first set of incredible acts for Watchet 2020, including all three Udder Stage headliners.
Gabrielle, The Blockheads and Toyah will all perform on the Somerset Festival’s illustrious Main Stage. Hands Off Gretel, Oh My God! It’s The Church, and Sound Of The Sirens will all headline the tented Udder Stage. Other acts confirmed for 2020 include Watchet festival regulars The Leylines, The South (featuring Alison Wheeler of The Beautiful South), and The Craig Charles-endorsed, ‘hotrod’n’soul’ band, The Hawkmen.
We are delighted to welcome Gabrielle to the the Main Stage on Saturday. With five million albums sold, 2 Brit Awards, 2 Mobos, an Ivor Novello for Outstanding Song Collection, she is acknowledged today as not only a stunning vocalist but a writer of instantly memorable melody.
25 years since her debut single Dreams reached No.1 in the UK, Gabrielle’s voice remains pure, seductive and gloriously unique, one of the most compelling, natural voices in British pop history.
The Blockheads return to Watchet Festival main stage for the first time since their memorable Headline performance back in 2012, once again drawing on their huge back catalogue of hits including What A Waste, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick, Reasons To Be Cheerful and of course, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.
Friday’s Udder Stage headliners Hands Off Gretel are a sassy alt rock/grunge pop band from South Yorkshire. Their soundtrack of sugar-coated grunge-pun is addressed from a fiercely female, unapologetic, feminist perspective. Over the last few years they have gigged relentlessly, including appearances at festivals including Isle of Wight, Camden Rocks, and Kendal Calling.
Oh My God! It’s The Church will bring the Udder Stage to a riotous close on Saturday. An international entertainment phenomenon, combining music, comedy and thrilling dance routines; their wild Services have travelled the world, infecting the masses with undiluted, raucous joy.
Sound Of The Sirens are a foot stomping, tear jerking, crowd engaging female folk/rock duo whose strengths lie in their passion, conviction and chemistry. Firm favourites of Radio 2’s Chris Evans, they have captivated audiences across the UK and beyond, and will round off the festival in perfect style as Sunday’s Udder Stage headliner act.
All three Main Stage headliners, alongside many other exciting artists are still to be announced!
Watchet Festival is a not-for-profit family festival with amazing views of the West Somerset coastline and beyond. Three live stages host more than 60 live acts, bringing a wide range of high-calibre musical acts not normally found performing in West Somerset, at a very affordable price.
With advance tickets for this year’s festival selling faster than even before, Watchet 2020 once is set to continue the festival’s tradition of completely selling out in advance. Those wishing to camp on site are particularly encouraged to buy their tickets as soon as possible as a significant proportion of tickets have already sold out, and ALL Camper van tickets have already sold out.
Alongside a wide variety of high quality food stalls, the extensive in-house Cider and Real Ale Bar prices are kept as low as possible, providing one of the best-value refreshments offerings to be found at any event in the UK.
Returning after yet another completely sold-out-in-advance festival in 2019 (which featured memorable performances from the likes of The Lightning Seeds, Embrace, Reverend & The Makers alongside the incomparable Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Watchet LIVE Festival will once again support a wider variety of local charities, including Elliot’s Touch, and the “Stand Against Speed 4 Bethany”, and as always, under 13’s are free.
Watchet Live CIC, the charity behind Watchet Live Festival, are proud recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service; the highest award that can be given a volunteer group in the UK.
WATCHET FESTIVAL 2020
Weekend Tickets (includes camping)
£90 (Adults 16+), £75 (Youths 13-15), £275 (Family Weekend Ticket – 2 Adults & 2 Youths)
Weekend Tickets (no camping)
£77.50 (Adults 16+), £60 (Youths 13-15), £250 (Family Weekend Ticket)
Cars £10, Campervans SOLD OUT
Accompanied Children aged 12 and under can attend for free – no advance ticket required.
Tickets subject to booking fees. Buy online and full T&C’s at www.watchetfestival.co.uk