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Watchet Music Festival 2019

Behind the Scenes a review by Annie Cole Photography

Its Been a Long Year Since I Rock n Rolled .. at Watchet Music Festival

The phone line was buzzing one evening after a phone interview (the First) with John Kidd Volunteer MC main stage at Watchet Music Festival.

John has lived in and around West Somerset for all his life. He has had a lifelong interest in music and at the age of 40 John was coerced without much persuasion into playing with a band and now play's with South West rock band The Rough Justice.

I asked John how he got involved with Watchet Music Festival?

Rough Justice have played at Watchet Festival on several occasions, we love playing at the festival it's very personal, friendly and has a great atmosphere. It's a large enough festival to cope with the people but remains small enough to be intimate and up close and personal. Mark Bale Festival Director approached me and asked me if I would MC the main stage I said hell yeah I will try anything once!! I have been at Watchet as a volunteer for the last 7 years and love every minute of my time there.

What to you most enjoy about being MC?

All the artists I work with are very friendly and welcoming. I really enjoy working on the main stage and back stage. I enjoy talking to the artists before they perform and getting some details direct from them everyone I have met over the years has been very approachable.

Where do you see the future of live music?

Live music is now more popular than it was 10 years ago. There was a slump in live music about 2007. Pubs and clubs weren't booking artists and it got difficult to find a good gig. The biggest drive is that music is now available 24/7 people can access everything they need to listen, learn and play instruments, and sing. There are some very popular music venues in the South West and these pubs, clubs and festivals keep the live music scene going.

What has influenced your musical tastes?

I grew up on a diet of 1960's music, The Kink's, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple,and The Beatles. My family were into folk music, at the age of 9 I discovered rock music: T Rex, Sweet and in later years Punk: The Undertones and The Sex Pistols to name a few artists. In recent years I really enjoy listening to The Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand and Guitar/rock based music . I am also partial to a bit of Pink Floyd.

What impacts on your musicality personally?

My mood and emotions impact on what I listen to and what I sing and play. It all depends on where I am in life, my environment and what is going on around me at the time.

How do you see Watchet festival in the community?

The festival has a very positive impact. Watchet town is a rarity, it is probably the most community driven town I know in Somerset. Every one is very supportive of the festival and this brings people together through music and entertainment. People visiting the festival also go into the town, this increases revenue for local businesses and they get to enjoy music which also goes on in local venues.

I asked John to give me a quote . He said “when I step out on stage I see friends I know and friends I have yet to meet”.





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3 months ago

Farmer Phil's Festival

COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT:

It is with heavy hearts that we regretfully announce Farmer Phil’s Festival 2020 will not go ahead as planned.

Like many other events scheduled to be hosted this summer, we have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. The safety of our festival family – the performers, traders, staff, volunteers and not least you, our wonder supporters – is of the utmost importance to us and we have concluded that going ahead with the event is a risk simply not worth taking.

We realise that, while perhaps not unexpected in the current climate, this is disappointing news for everyone looking forward to our annual party in the Shropshire Hills.

So we are pleased to confirm that we have postponed this year’s event until 13-15 August 2021. We are working hard to replicate the line up that would have been playing for you this year, and those already confirmed will be announced on an updated event poster in the coming weeks.

Tickets purchased for this year will remain valid for the 2021 re-scheduled event and postal tickets will be sent out nearer the event itself. It would mean the world to us if you retained your tickets for next year, however we do appreciate that individuals’ circumstances can change, so if you’re unable to join us in Ratlinghope in 2021, please contact us for refunds via the channels below:

For postal ticket orders, please e-mail farmerphilsfestival@gmail.com

For online orders via Ticket Sellers, please contact Ticket Sellers directly

To help us process your request quickly, please only contact us via the above e-mail for postal ticket refunds – enquiries via social media can get missed.

Thank you again for your continued support – please continue to keep safe and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2021 when you can all geddon moi land again!

Farmer Phil & the team

www.farmerphilsfestival.com/covid-19-announcement/
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COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT:

It is with heavy hearts that we regretfully announce Farmer Phil’s Festival 2020 will not go ahead as planned.

Like many other events scheduled to be hosted this summer, we have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. The safety of our festival family – the performers, traders, staff, volunteers and not least you, our wonder supporters – is of the utmost importance to us and we have concluded that going ahead with the event is a risk simply not worth taking.

We realise that, while perhaps not unexpected in the current climate, this is disappointing news for everyone looking forward to our annual party in the Shropshire Hills.

So we are pleased to confirm that we have postponed this year’s event until 13-15 August 2021. We are working hard to replicate the line up that would have been playing for you this year, and those already confirmed will be announced on an updated event poster in the coming weeks.

Tickets purchased for this year will remain valid for the 2021 re-scheduled event and postal tickets will be sent out nearer the event itself. It would mean the world to us if you retained your tickets for next year, however we do appreciate that individuals’ circumstances can change, so if you’re unable to join us in Ratlinghope in 2021, please contact us for refunds via the channels below:

For postal ticket orders, please e-mail farmerphilsfestival@gmail.com

For online orders via Ticket Sellers, please contact Ticket Sellers directly

To help us process your request quickly, please only contact us via the above e-mail for postal ticket refunds – enquiries via social media can get missed.

Thank you again for your continued support – please continue to keep safe and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2021 when you can all geddon moi land again!

Farmer Phil & the team

http://www.farmerphilsfestival.com/covid-19-announcement/

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A shame, but at least you're being fair. Thanks x

Naaawwwww that's a bit of blow ain't it!!! Right decision mind!!!! Xxx

Yep totally expected but still gutted. We will keep our tickets until next year and we will make sure it's a belter. Take care. ❤️

Totally expecting this.. This year would have been out 12th year in a row.. My son, Sam has had his birthday with u every year since he's been 2.... Looking forward to seeing you 2021 x

Stay safe . See you next year

Regrettable

Thanks for letting us know. See you next year for a helluva party. Xx

We will see you all in 2021 ❤❤❤ xxx

Gutted but totally expected! Fingers crossed we can play next year when we are all back up and running!! much love to everyone ❤ (Paprika Blues Band)

Thryn Woodward, not unexpected but book the date for next year, even more belated prezzie for you all 😜 xx

Thank you for hanging on. Understandable, but still gutted. See you next year x

Oh bless you. What a difficult decision you have had to make.. Shall miss being with you all this August. Keep safe, that's the main thing xx

Keep on farming! Next year will come around soon enough. You can all have a holiday instead, Shropshire is nice at that time of year!

Mark Greenwood Jnr the last official one 🙁

Kay Andrew

Sad to hear, my favourite festival. 🙁 The right thing to do though. Stay safe all of you xxx

Thank you for letting us know. Behind you 100% We have also postponed till October. Crazy times, love to you and family, look forward to trading with you next year. Stay safe Caroline & Pete xxx

We've got our tickets, will hold on for next year 😎

Megs Louise Owen Nikki JonesChris PeakeNeil Jones

See you next year 😥

Sorry to hear that 🙁

Gutted but understandable. Stay safe guys and gals and look forward to seeing you all in 2021 when we will all "get on your land" X😍X 🌈💕

So gutted 😞 was praying that we would all have it to look forward to but fully understand, keep safe to you and your wonderful team. See you next year x

We'll miss our annual outing to Shropshire very much, but we will be back in 2021 with a bang 💥 I'm sure. Keep smiling and keep safe x

It's understandable. Bring on 2021.

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THANKYOU to the NHS🌈
Stay safe people ❤️ 🔐
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Done 😀

Done!

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I so hope this in on. 🙏

And self

Best wishes to you Farmer Phil. 👍🙋🏼‍♂️👏☯️

Thanks Farmer Phil. Thanks for letting us play your festival last year.

Best wishes Phil & family! ❤️

All the best from sunny Cornwall, stay safe everyone and see ya soon ❤️💛💚 Keep ‘em straight Phil ya legend 👍🏻

Your doing a great job farmer Phil keep up the great work and keep safe. We would love to do Indian Street food at your festival this year or next please can we have a application form.

nice one Phil 🙂

Thanks Phil. Hope to see you in August. Keep safe x

Cheers Phil Love to you all!

Cheers Phil you and your family take care x

Best wishes phil. X aww jake x is the man x

Well done Jake Blues - that's my kind of care home ! 👍🏻😁

The lovely Farmer Phil. Great to see you:). You live in such a beautiful place.

Take care Farmer Phil, can't wait till we're back x

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Hi everyone,
Many of you are asking if we will still be going ahead this year. As it stands yes we are, however we are keeping a close eye on what the government guidelines are and we will inform you on here if and when any changes are made.
Fingers crossed we will see you on our land very soon 😘
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Hi everyone, 
Many of you are asking if we will still be going ahead this year. As it stands yes we are, however we are keeping a close eye on what the government guidelines are and we will inform you on here if and when any changes are made. 
Fingers crossed we will see you on our land very soon 😘

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Gonna be a hell of a party if everyone is being let out for the first time in months lol.. Hope we can

Hopefully it will of peaked by then we will all need it by then best get more beer in xxx

We hope so. Bring back Fuzz too 😊

Hope so

Eeeek! Hope so!!!! 🤞🤞🤞🤞xxx

Need Wubarb......

PARTYYYYYYY

Hopefully I love this family festival

Please please let it go ahead.

Looking forward to it more than ever.

Wow.

Paul Rosser..you may be interested..lovely festival x

Looking forward to returning... fingers crossed that this is all over and the sun is shining!! Xxx

yay! fingers toes everything crossed x

India Beavan 😍🙏🏼

Hopefully 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

Everything crossed xx

Have the tickets been sent out yet?

Megan Gittoes, it’s still on atm

Jasmine Dawn Slaney

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