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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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We love this from Piston, who had the unenviable task of following The Neville Staple Band on the main stage this year. Check out their awesome cover of a Slade classic (no, not that one), with a video featuring loads of the bands they toured with this year!

IIIIIIIT'S CHRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISTMAAAAAS!!!

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It's Christmas time and this year at Farmer Phil's Festival we have our very own advent calendar where YOU win the prizes!

We've got all kinds of goodies in store, from official Farmer Phil's Festival merchandise to beer tokens at next year's event.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to like and share this post, and comment below with your favourite Christmas song!

The winner will be picked at random as we open our advent calendar at the end of each day.

Good luck, and merry Christmas!
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Its Christmas time and this year at Farmer Phils Festival we have our very own advent calendar where YOU win the prizes!

Weve got all kinds of goodies in store, from official Farmer Phils Festival merchandise to beer tokens at next years event.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to like and share this post, and comment below with your favourite Christmas song!

The winner will be picked at random as we open our advent calendar at the end of each day.

Good luck, and merry Christmas!

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So the winner of day 1 of advent is Clive Stringer 🎅 please send us a message to claim your prize 🎄

Kevin bloody Wilson Hey Santa Claus

Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day

The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican - The Gasman Cometh 😊

Gaz Brookfield Getting drunk for Christmas

Fairytale of New York- Kirsty McColl(RIP) & the Pogues xx

When Santa got stuck up the chimney 😂

Jingle bells

Rockin' around the Christmas tree Brenda Lee

'Fairy tale of New York' the Pogues..

Fairy Tale of New York 🎄🎄🎄🎄

Pogues, Kirsty Maccoll Fairytale of New york

Fairy tale of New York ☃️

Chubby Brown....where's me f..kin bike😁😎

Rockin’ around the Xmas tree 🌲

Fairy tale of new York hands down

Frank Turner "Merry Christmas You C***s" 😁☃️

Joanne Silva Helen Whiston Cath Frazer Jemma Sandell

‘Fairy Tale of New York’ has got to be my all time favourite 🎄

I’m with you Lisa, nothing like Christmas Wrapping! But also Gaude te.. that’s great!

Greg Lake - I Believe in Father Christmas

The pogues - fairy tale of new York ⛄🎄🎅

One more sleep

Happy Xmas (War is over) John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Christmas Wrapping by the waitresses

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This weekend only for Black Friday we will be doing 20% off ticket prices. The offer will run from 8am Friday 29th November until 8pm Sunday 1st December. The offer will be for BACs payments only, please drop us a message with how many tickets and we will let you know the bank details. ...

This weekend only for Black Friday we will be doing 20% off ticket prices. The offer will run from 8am Friday 29th November until 8pm Sunday 1st December. The offer will be for BACs payments only, please drop us a message with how many tickets and we will let you know the bank details.

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Definitely like a ticket please, such a fab time last year despite the weather! have pm'd, thanks.

Paul Redshaw

Debbie Eleanor Leanne Lee Sarah Charlie Jamie Angie

I'm in....2 tickets please.....😎

Simon Keller

Jemma Sandell Rob Curran Joanne Silva Cath Frazer Roy Whiston

Tim Compton Anne Lanham

Lynsey Isaac any chance you can make it this year? Xx

Mark Greenwood Jnr

Craig Clewlow

Bargain. 👍

Yes please two adult tickets.

Absolutely shocking when your loyal customers who come year in, year out, spend more of their money early on, due to not knowing about this deal.. Really surprised by this. Will wait in future! Clearly no reward for loyalty.

Ouch. Well so much for loyal supporters buying early bird tickets! Out of order!

These tickets are loads cheaper than Early Birds I bought 😮 I paid £15.50 admin at ticket sellers. Why don't you do Bacs transfers ordinarily to cut out extortionate admin fees.

Hi can we have a family ticket and 1 under 12 please🏕🏕🎷🎸🎹

What about the teen weekend as I don't know if you can change the poster but was £48 and now £48

Hi normal Williams crew 7 tickets please send details to make payment.

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Wow, we've hit quadruple figures for Instagram followers! Absolutely amazing, huge thanks to you all, and we're homing in on the big 10K for Facebook fans too!

Share the word folks, share the love! ❤️
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Wow, weve hit quadruple figures for Instagram followers!  Absolutely amazing, huge thanks to you all, and were homing in on the big 10K for Facebook fans too!

Share the word folks, share the love! ❤️

Farmer Phil is off on his holidays....
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Oh my god have you seen the price of the beer get me back on moi land xxxxxx

Shit! He's awake! Where's the tranquilizer???

Arghh!! "Me passports in the feckin digger"🚜💨🎶

I found some cake left over from the festival..... Did not know I had a couple of dragons? Must make sure they don't spot the sheep....

He looks like he's been kidnapped going by his expression!!!

Feck

OK, OK, dont shoot! I promise I'll put my seatbelt on

No no no no no yes.

'How feckin much???'

Not Wentnor again?

What do you mean we're not stopping for a pint at the Bridges? 🍻

Are we nearly there yet yet!?

What do you mean this isn’t a fancy portaloo

beetlejuice beetlejuice beetlejuice

Boris flashing again

Not a tent in someone else's bloody field ???!!!! 😳

Turn back....... I think I left the oven on

OMG it’s bloody Butlins rave weekend.

WHAT....... they dont let tractors on the aeroplane...........

Ferocious Phil.

"Woofing!" Said Phil "F!#* off?"

Arrived safely in Thailand and just Seen the price of the lady boys !

No,! No! No! Who'll look after the coos while I'm away?

"Oh my God ! Not beyond the hills. Don't take me beyond the hills. NOT BEYOND THE HILLS OH MY GOD NO!!!"

Celebrity Farmer Phil....... Get me out of here 😂

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