A family friendly festival with views of the West Somerset coast line and beyond offering on site camping, multiple stages including Open Mic Tent, The Something Else Tea Tent, food court, workshops, festival market, real ale and cider bar, free kids corner, on site car parking and more.
The music festival weekend returns for a 10th year on the August Bank Holiday weekend, Friday 26th until Sunday 28th August 2016. The fancy dress theme for 2016 will be 'Comic Characters'!
Headliners UB40, The Feeling, and Levellers, plus Peter Hook & The Light, Dreadzone, 3 Daft Monkeys, Geno Washington, The Real Thing, The Leylines, Whitehall Parade, The Blue Horizon, Skeg, The Simmertones, Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs, The Animals, Gaz Brookfield, The Majestic, Sex Pissed Dolls, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, The Leylines, Andy Kershaw, Dave Sharp (The Alarm), Doozer McDooze, The Eskies, and Bare Knuckle Parade.
Latest additions Buster Shuffle, The Black Delta Movement, This Fire, The Devil's Prefects, Funke and The Two Tone Baby, REWS, Nell Bryden, Deliah, Mohawk Radio, Square One, Dry White Bones, John D Revelator, Brian Stone, The Rocker Covers, Yazzy, A J Ritchie , Malavita, Stevie - One Bloke One Mandolin, Two Man Ting, Foreign Affairs, Iron & Oak, Reno, Morris & Watson, and Beardy Keefs Uke Jam.
Expect over 50 live acts across three stages, bringing a wide range of high calibre musical acts with a few big names still to be revealed.
This event is totally sold out and there will be no further tickets are available on the gate
Weekend tickets with no camping were priced at £60 (Adults 16+), £50 (Youths 13-15), or £155 for a Family ticket. An adult (16+) weekend ticket with camping was priced at £72.50. A family weekend ticket with camping for 2 Adults & 2 Youths was priced at £190. A youth, aged 13-15 years, weekend ticket with camping was priced at £55. Accompanied children aged 12 years and under can attend for free.
A live in vehicle pass (purchased with a camping ticket) was priced at £20 per vehicle, no caravans or trailer tents. A weekend parking pass was £5.
Tickets also sold out last year (the festival's fifth in a row), Watchet made financial donations to local groups including The Children's Hospice South West, Elliot's Touch, and the 'Stand Against Speed' young driver's awareness campaign.
The camping field offers working showers and cold running drinking water. The carpark will be totally separate from the camping area and there will not be any camping in the carpark field! Organisers offer a separate field for camper vans (no caravans or trailer tents) where tents can also be pitched next to these vehicles.
The real ale and cider bar will make a return alongside Thatcher's Cider and Cotliegh Brewery towards the festival. The on site bars are run by the festival and offer 'happy hours' whilst keeping the entrance price as sensible as possible. The festival is expected to also host the legendary Something Else Tea Tent, an Open Mic venue, a Silent Disco, a festival market, good caterers and more.
A shuttle bus from the main town to the festival site in the afternoon and evenings on each day is also likely to return.
Watchet was an Old Port which has now been converted into a modern marina. It is centrally located near to Exmoor National Park, the Quantocks and there are plenty of beaches. It is also possible to travel here by boat from Cardiff.
Following the success of last year’s sold out event (the festival’s third in a row), Watchet LIVE Festival has made financial donations to local groups including The Children’s Hospice South West, West Somerset Brass band, and the local “Stand Against Speed” young driver’s awareness campaign.
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