SOMERSTOCK 2020 LINEUP 

Somerstock music festival features two outside stages, the Trebble Roofing Stage and the Somerton Windows Stage to provide continuous music from 11am through to 11pm with our fantastic headline act, The Christians, appearing at 10pm to round off the evening.

 

The Marquee Stage will open with a silent disco for children starting at 12 midday, followed by local and up and coming bands. Finally we have a silent disco for all, sponsored by CRS Building Supplies, running through to midnight, when the Festival ends.

THE CHRISTIANS

Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits... Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, Whats in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more The Christians enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe and often confused people with their band name (in fact just the brothers surname with absolutely no religious connotation!).

 

Still headed by enigmatic lead singer Garry Christian (who very much deserves the Daily Mirror’s description of him as having ‘one of the finest voices in pop') who has only gained in vocal stature (and wit) over the years! the band are enjoying a revival currently touring successfully in the UK and Europe.

Sponsorship Available

Black Friday

 

For over a decade the seven strong, unstoppable Black Friday have been playing their foot-stomping mix of high energy, home-brew folk across Cornwall, Devon and far beyond.  Their music is influenced by their celtic roots and folk heroes, their catchy original folk-punk songs and take on folk favourites by the likes of Flogging Molly and Pogues will keep you dancing all night.

Sponsored by Nick Shore Builders

This is Queen

 

This is Queen is an authentic and rocking Queen tribute band playing festivals, functions and shows since 2011. The Queen experience is recreated with authentic costumes, equipment and 3-part harmonies, bringing everything from the squeal of Brian’s guitar solos to Freddie’s signature exchanges with the crowd. The band features Sammy (2 decades as pro singer, sang for HRH Prince Charles, “You rock!” – Huey Lewis) as Freddie, Dave (custom replica Red Specials are played with real sixpences) as Brian, Jonathan (incredible vocal range and authentic techniques) as Roger and Charlie providing the dependable John Deacon basslines.

Sponsored by George James Properties

Matt Owens

 

Matt is a British singer-songwriter and musician, who came to prominence as one of the founder members of indie-folk band Noah and the Whale, and for fronting Rock'n'Roll band Little Mammoths. Matt's Debut solo Album, 'whiskey and orchids,' is due out January 2020.

Sponsored by Ollie Raybould

Rude Boy Mitch and the Two Tones

 

Rude Boy Mitch and The Two Tones are lively & entertaining & dress in a selection of suits, hats ties, braces & Doc Martins creating an authentic look to match their energy & charisma. They pack a powerful punch in their sound & front man Mitch leads the way with fun banter, dancing & audience participation.

The band members each average at least 15 years performance experience & have engaged in tours around various areas of the world including the Alps, The Caribbean, Dubai, America and Mainland Europe.

They have a broad range of professional experience between them ranging from theatre, classical music, pop music, studio recording & writing for television & dance as well as corporate performance and mainstream festivals such as Glastonbury, The Secret Garden Party, Download and The Big Chill.

They have all performed at venues of notoriety including The Royal Albert Hall and The Royal Festival Hall in London, The Lincoln Centre & Madison Square Gardens in New York, The World Art Stage in Edinburgh, The Queen’s Hall Theatre in Trinidad, and The Yorkshire Playhouse and York Minster.

Sponsored by Paul Thorne (Thorne Electrical)

Whole Lotta Led

 

A world class tribute to the music of Led Zepplin. No wigs, no costumes, just music

 

Whole Lotta Led are the longest running, full-time professional tribute to Led Zeppelin.

Now in their twenty-third year they are undeniably the UK’s leading tribute to this iconic band.

Sponsorship Available

Talisman

 

Talisman were one of the UK’s top Roots Reggae bands in the later 70’s and early 80’s. The band’s prowess earned them support slots with acts as diverse as Burning Spear, The Clash and The Rolling Stones.

 

They reformed with the original line up after 30 years apart to support the re-release of their classic roots single ‘Dole Age’ on a brand new album:

’Dole Age - The 1981 Reggae Collection’.

One of Bristol’s finest live acts are back and ready to party once again.

Band Veterinary Centre (Somerton)

Jack Humphries

 

Folk, Blues, acoustic indie-rock influenced original singer songwriter. Loop pedal stomping floor percussion.

 

Jack’s EP ‘Happy as can Be’ was released in 2017 with ‘Wait For Night’ single released in 2019. Jack says of himself ‘Performing with hard hitting floor percussion and a loop pedal, I aim to please crowds. Loads of fun and loads of energy‘.

Sponsorship Available 

Area 52

 

Area 52 are an energetic, exciting function band.  They have been gigging throughout the South West (and further afield) for over ten years playing classic soul, ska, disco, rock... In fact anything that gets people up and dancing from the 60’s to the present.

They are a professional band that really enjoys playing and this comes across in their high energy performance, guaranteed to fill the dance floor.

Bancombe Joinery

The Tom Waters Band

Appearing at Somerstock in 2019 alongside his father, the brilliant Ben Waters who has now retired from touring, Tom now has his own band and returns to Somerton for Somerstock 2020. Educated at the Purcell School of Music and currently attending the Royal Academy of Music, combined with opportunities for touring and performing alongside his dad Tom is fast becoming one of Englands greatest exponents for blues\Jazz saxophone. He was brilliant last year so don't miss him in 2020.

Sponsored by Auto Assure Ltd

 
Hang 11

 

Hang11 are a young rock/funk/blues trio hailing from the Rhondda and Rhymney Valleys of South Wales.  They formed in September 2015 at the ages of 18, 16 and 14 and since then have been bringing their own brand of rock with a bluesy funky edge to venues and festivals throughout South Wales and the South West.  After 3 years of solidly gigging, honing their sound and improving their stage craft the band decided that the time was right to enter the studio and recorded their long awaited debut single 'Seattle Boy'.  This was released in November 2018.  The band consist of Anwen Francis on drums, Bradley Dickenson on vocals/guitar and Josh Evans on bass guitar.  Influences include Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Vulfpeck and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Sponsored by Lee Pester Builders

 
Every People Band

Combining melancholic melodies with upbeat indie anthems, EveryPeople are a four-piece Alternative Rock band based in Bristol.

Sponsored by Medusa Stonemasonry

Marquee stage, running order last to first:
Silent Disco

Sponsored by CRS Building Supplies

Al O'Kane

 

He is a West Country troubadour who folds Jimi Hendrix into the sound of Celtic resistance rock ‘n’ roll.  Part Waterboys, part Velvet Underground, Al’s music is a cry action – nestled into a fiery acoustic blend.

 

Having just been crowned winner of the Shrewsbury Folk Festival Open Mic Competition, 2019, Al recently finished a successful independent European solo tour where he performed 12 gigs over 10 days in 3 different countries.

Sponsored by Colin Powell

Shoun Shoun

 

Their expansive sound blends dream pop and garage rock with the urban ennui of Dietrich and the Velvets. The band's urgent grooves are laced with conspiratorial vocals and lysergic flurries of violin and synth.

Abbey Garage Street

Fonzy and Co

 

Fonzy and Company was established in February 2019. Whilst a very new band on

the block, it’s a group that has caught the attention of the public already-even

before their release. Coming from a background of touring all over Europe with

Other acts, Fonzy and Company are never shy of experience and how to use it. With

a sound varying from Indie and Poprock To Americana, their engaging outlook in

song writing makes each track sound new and fresh every time.

Sponsored by Tony's Fish & Chips

Aqila

 

Aqila are a young band from Somerset and although they have only been together for a year they have an impressive array of original material, won Bandstorm 2019 and have appeared on radio Somerset.

Sponsored by Mary Beth Greenop

Cover All Bases

 

COVER ALL BASES are a 5-Piece Rock and Pop covers band, hailing from in and around Yeovil in Somerset.

 

A typical set keeps the audience on it’s toes, and encourages them to get on their feet in equal measure. Cover band favourites from the likes of Bryan Adams, Blondie and Neil Diamond are supplemented by well-known slow dance numbers from the likes of Adele and Ed Sheeran, with the night invariably ending by turning it up to 11 with a bit of Oasis, Kaiser Chiefs and Kings of Leon - a Cover All Bases setlist always caters for everybody. AC/DC or The Specials are never too far away if the Hard Rock and Ska fans shout loud enough!

 

With over 5 years of playing together.

Sponsored by Figs of Somerton

Snake Snake Snake 

 

The Legendary snakesnakesnake are a musical Burrow hill-billy 5 piece from Somerset featuring guitar, banjo, double bass, fiddle, and trumpet. Playing a mix of ‘scrumpy & western’ inspired originals with a few ‘loose interpretations‘of more familiar songs, they describe their sound as Johnny Cash meets Hayseed Dixie and The Ramones. A sort of country, cowpunk, vaudeville, mish mash.

Abbey Garage Street

Useful Information 

 

Please check our Terms and Conditions for all the details but some of the highlights are as follows, please:

 

  • Bring all your tickets with you including parking and camping so we know where to direct you

  • Gates open at 11, music ends at 12 midnight with the silent disco when the event closes

  • Do not bring any glass bottles etc into the site, there will be searches!

  • Food can be brought in to Somerstock for children and special diets if required, with a wide variety on sale covering all tastes and most dietary needs

  • Only registered assistance animals allowed 

  • Some tickets may be available at the gate, but please check this site for the latest information 

  • Dress for the weather

  • Stay safe and have fun!

Food & Drink

Food will be available to buy throughout the day, providing a wide variety of options  including vegetarian and vegan options.  This will include: Sub-Shack with subs and sandwiches, VW Grub with Burgers and Breakfasts and O’s Coffee.

Multiple bars will keep the thirst at bay throughout the day - including real ale, continental beers and refreshing cider.

 

Stalls

We are aiming to include some varied and interesting retail stalls, with more details to follow.

 

Parking

Limited onsite parking is available to buy in advance.   Please note that in the event of bad weather this have may move offsite, but will still be nearby. Parking is also provide for disabled customers.

 

Camping

Limited onsite camping is also available at extra charge for the night of the July 13 next to Somerton Sports and Social Club.  Normal rules will apply, no stoves and fires etc but please see our full terms and conditions for the details.  We are able to accept tents with some Campervans and mobile homes upon request.

 

More information about staying in Somerton and the surrounding area can be found on visitsomerset.co.uk and additional camping nearby, including at www.crosskeysinn.info

Somerstock - Family Friendly Festival

Something for all the family in 2020 with children's activity zone throughout the day sponsored by Total Landcare Ltd

Children’s Silent Disco

Opening the action in the Marquee from midday a silent disco especially for the kids.

Sponsored by CRS Building Supplies

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