Somerstock 2024: Two nights, hot bands, and charity cheers – mark your calendars!

By Laura Linham

19th Sep 2023 | Local News

Somerstock 2023 Credit: Victoria Welton Photography.
Somerstock 2023 Credit: Victoria Welton Photography.

Somerstock 2024 will roll into town on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th July with live performances from a diverse range of bands.

The 2023 edition was a sell-out and following the success of the extra night of music added this year, Friday Night Music will become a feature of the event going forward.

The organisers are already planning for 2024.

"We are committed to growing and improving the event year on year," explains festival chairman Cliff Bassett. "We have already begun booking bands and attractions."

This year saw a collaboration with the School in a Bag charity to run the festival bar, raising £4500 for the local charity. Despite rising costs, Somerstock was also able to donate £250 to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance as well as supporting local youth group Archies Extra

Somerstock is part of the annual Somerton Music and Arts Festival which brings together musicians, artists, performers and audiences from across the region for two weeks of live music, dance, creativity and visual arts.

The festival, which commences on 5th July, will be preceded by a weeklong art and photography exhibition running from the 24th of May to 1st June, providing an opportunity for local artists to exhibit and sell their work.

The 2023 festival was packed full of events from classical music to historical talks and dance nights. "We plan to add even more events for 2024," adds Bassett "with the aim of attracting younger visitors to the town."

"Tickets for all events will be available on the website soon," adds Bassett. "We expect tickets to sell like hot cakes again, so keep an eye on the website and on our socials for more information."


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