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line up Press Release Feb 2020

DOUBLE HEADLINER ANNOUNCEMENT!!

SISTER SLEDGE TO HEADLINE FRIDAY


SHED SEVEN TO HEADLINE SUNDAY

Los Pacaminos (feat Paul Young) and many more acts also added to the stunning Watchet Festival 2020 bill.

WATCHET LIVE FESTIVAL is proud to announce not one but two Main Stage headliners for 2020.

Headlining on Friday night will be none other than one of popular music’s most admired musical families, the incredible Sister Sledge!
With trendsetting style and musical flair, Sister Sledge created a unique sound that has garnered Grammy nominations, number one hits, and timeless global anthems. The lyrics to We Are Family were inspired by the real-life dynamic between the four sisters and propelled them to worldwide fame. Following the phenomenal success of We Are Family, they have continued to fire up the charts over more than 5 decades, including much loved classics Got to Love Somebody, Lost in Music, He’s The Greatest Dancer, Thinking of You, and their #1 UK smash Frankie.

Sunday’s headliners Shed Seven are one of the UK’s best loved indie bands, having achieved an incredible fifteen UK Top 40 singles and four Top 20 albums.
Formed in York in 1991, Shed Seven signed to Polydor in 1994. Their second single Dolphin, was so successful it led to their first Top of the Pops appearance, and was quickly followed up by debut album Change Giver, which saw the band being awarded their first Gold Disc.
Shed Seven went on to write a host of bona fide indie classic singles, including Going For Gold, Speakeasy, Burn This Disco Down, and of course this iconic Chasing Rainbows. They have 4 further critically acclaimed albums, including A Maximum High, Let It Ride, and 2017’s Instant Pleasures; recorded after the band’s return from a long hiatus. Now fully back in action and on the road again, Watchet Festival is delighted to welcome indie royalty to the main stage on Sunday night.

Other act’s announced include Paul Young (yes, THAT Paul Young!)-fronted Tex-Mex band Los Pacaminos, BBC introducing act Rupert Stroud, Future Dub Orchestra, The Simmertones plus a heavily-requested return visit from The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican.

As previously announced 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, in the 25 years since her iconic hit Dreams reached No.1 in the UK, Gabrielle’s voice remains 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 in 2012, and will be 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.

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.

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.

Whilst ALL on-site Camper van tickets have SOLD OUT, Campervan and Caravan parking has been arranged at Warren Bay Holiday village, where a shuttle bus will run to and from the festival.

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, The Freddie Pring Memorial Fund and “Stand Against Speed 4 Bethany”,

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.

2020-02-07T18:00:02+00:00February 7th, 2020|

Press release Dec 2019

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)

Parking
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

2019-12-16T18:33:25+00:00December 16th, 2019|

Local campsite shuttle bus service

As we cannot accommodate caravans on the festival site, there will be a shuttle bus running from Warren Bay Holiday Village again this year for those wishing to stay/camp off site with/in caravans or don’t get a campervan permit!

The Shuttle will run
Friday 28th                           4 – 7pm  10pm-1am
Sat& Sun 29th/30th    11am – 6pm   10pm -1am

Cost of eth shuttle will be £10.00 for a weekend pass payable on the festival weekend

to stay here please contact Warren Bay Holiday village direct and mention the festival 🙂

http://www.warrenbayholidayvillage.co.uk/

2019-10-26T06:37:24+00:00October 26th, 2019|