WATCHET LIVE FESTIVAL 2015
West Somerset’s Biggest Music Festival
FRIDAY 28th – SUNDAY 30th AUGUST 2015
THE BOOMTOWN RATS
THE SELECTER | BIG COUNTRY
SETH LAKEMAN | THE BLOW MONKEYS
Dr & The Medics | John Otway & ‘Wild’ Willy Barrett Merry Hell
The Bar Steward Sons Of Val Doonican
New Groove Formation | Sam Green & The Midnight Heist
plus as always…THE WURZELS…and many more
Two weeks to go until Watchet Festival 2015 :
All Camping Tickets sold out, very limited non-camping tickets remaining
With just two weeks to go until this year’s WATCHETLIVE FESTIVAL All Camping Tickets have now sold out. A very limited number of day tickets are still remaining, but organisers are urging prospective attendees to purchase now, as for the first time in the festival’s history it is set to sell out completely in advance, with no ‘on the gate’ purchases available.
Festival-goers in their thousands have been snapping up tickets for this year’s Watchet Festival in order to see the likes of Sir Bob Geldof’s The Boomtown Rats, The Selecter, Seth Lakeman and Big Country amongst the stunning surroundings of the West Somerset Coastline.
Three live stages will host more than 70 live acts, bringing a wide range of high-calibre musical acts not normally found performing in West Somerset. With non-camping Adult weekend tickets priced at just £50, and family tickets at just £135 (under 12’s go free), Watchet is one of the best value 3-day music festivals anywhere in the country.
The Boomtown Rats have been storming festivals since the ‘classic’ line up of Bob Geldof, Simon Crowe, Garry Roberts and Pete Briquette re-formed in 2013. With a huge back catalogue of Top 10 hits including Rat Trap (the first UK No.1 by an Irish band), Someone’s Looking At You, and of course the ubiquitous multi-million selling I Don’t Like Mondays, this is set to be the biggest Saturday night performance that Watchet Live Festival have ever hosted.
Seth Lakeman is a multiple BBC Folk Award-winner and former Mercury Music Prize nominee. One of Devon’s finest musicians, Seth’s uplifting modern takes on classic Westcountry folk songs, shanties and legends have captivated audiences worldwide for over 20 years.
The Selecter are an iconic 2-tone Ska band. Fronted by the original singing duo of the legendary Pauline Black and ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson, the dynamic and impeccable duo take centre stage in what is arguably the band’s ever best line-up. The Selecter’s performance will feature all the classics such as 3 Minute Hero, On My Radio and Too Much Pressure, alongside tracks from their incredible new studio album,Subculture.
Sunday night’s headliners are the magnificent Big Country. Formed in Dunfermline in the early 80’s the band went on to have a string of hits and four Top 10 albums, including 1984’s Steel Town, which went to Number 1.
Also performing are 80’s New Wave legends The Blow Monkeys, the always entertaining Dr & The Medics, double-necked guitar wizard John Otway along with long-term collaborator ‘Wild’ Willy Barrett, Merry Hell, Tankus The Henge and many many more.
Once again taking place on the August Bank Holiday Weekend, Friday 28th – Sunday 30th August, Watchet LIVE Festival will showcase the very best music, food and entertainment from the Westcountry and beyond.
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.
2015 will see a doubling of the camping and car parking space available in previous years. There will again be even more emphasis on youth-oriented daytime and evening entertainment & workshops Alongside a wide variety of high quality food stalls, the extensive in-house Cider and Real Ale Bar prices are always kept as low as possible, providing one of the best-value refreshments offerings to be found at any event in the UK.
WATCHET LIVE FESTIVAL 2015
Advance Ticket Prices
Weekend Tickets (includes camping)
Weekend Tickets (no camping)
£50 (Adults 16+), £35 (Youths 13-15),
A Family Weekend Ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Youths is just £135
Day tickets (no camping)
£25 (Adults 16+), £20 (Youths 13-15),
A Family Day Ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Youths is just £60
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