Somerton says “yes”

A string of festivals, from the Axbridge Pageant through to the Glastonbury Festival, have been cancelled for 2021. Add in the loss of the concert at Vivary Park and the Yeovilton Air Day and 2021 wasn’t looking so different to 2020. So some welcome good news comes from the not so small but definitely perfectly formed Somerstock Festival. That will be the climax of a full revival of the Somerton Arts and Music Festival after the inevitable loss of 2020.

The organisers of the Somerton Music and Arts have announced that the festival is to go ahead as planned. There will be a series of arts and music events taking place throughout the town from 3rd to 10th July.

The festival, which started in 1987, is an annual event in the historic Somerset market town. Featuring a week of fun from local bands, classical music, talks & workshops to name just a few.  The festival culminates in a one-day music festival, Somerstock.  Attracting top bands, this year’s headliners are pop and soul legends The Christians.  A further 14 bands will perform across three stages providing no-stop family entertainment. Chuck in a wide variety of food, bars and stalls and there’ll be something for every taste.

And let’s face it, they are taking a risk. On the one hand things could go into reverse and the Government could perform yet another COVID U Turn. On the other, if all goes well, for Somerset this could be close to the onl show in town.

Full details of the festival will be released soon. To find out more about Somerstock and buy tickets head to

And to be honest, its just great to write about something that is on instead of something that is cancelled!

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