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Watchet Music Festival 2019

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3 Coffee's and a Coke ……
Jon Avery and Keith Dennelly Festival site volunteers in many areas ….. a review by Annie Cole Photography.

Another Tuesday evening and I was on my way to Burnham On Sea to the Somerset and Dorset pub to meet Jon and Keith. After a trawl through the great metropolis of Bridgwater with all its roadworks and diversions I eventually arrived with no time to spare, dinner would have to wait.

Keith was at the pub in his Watchet festival crew tee shirt and introduced himself to me. Jon arrived a few minutes later threw his keys on the table and introduced himself, strangely the people on the next table looked at the three of us, drank up and left … I do wonder what were they thinking?

Both Jon and Keith have been volunteering at Watchet festival for the past 7 years. Jon and Keith met Mark and Jackie Bale Festival Directors when they were at the Newt Beer Festival and Jon and Keith were playing in a band called Penthouse Shed. I have heard of the band back in my misspent Youth and am sure I have seen them at some point.

Penthouse Shed were invited to play at Watchet Festival and from there a great friendship grew . Keith was gigging with his own band Insomniac Jack with his own original work.

Mark and Jack approached Jon and Keith and asked if they would be interested in becoming involved with the running of the festival site, additional support with production and traders and media over the festival period.

Jon is MC for the main stage over the festival period and helps out with monitoring the camp site. Keith organises the pitches for the traders on site and is a professional photographer for the festival.
Keith also writes for the UK Festival Guide reviewing the different festivals which go on over the season.

I asked John what his musical influences were?

I have a very eclectic taste in music from blues, through to funk and dub to metal. Some of musicians who have influenced me are Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Neil Young and of course Keith Dennelly. Keith is the one person who has had the biggest impact musically on my life. Keith has educated me and is an absolute legend. He has broadened my musical horizons.

Keith commented that Watchet festival has something for everyone, all genres of music are available to suit all people. The range is very diverse, the festival has the feel of a great community party and has no specific identity or label which can be attached to it. The festival crew is a great big family where everyone gets on with each other so well.

What do you both gain from the festival?

The enjoyment of making a small grass roots festival what it is today . It is such a great thing to be a part of the festival and to have been there from the early days. Both Mark and Jackie are so well respected for the work they do for the festival and community.

Both Jon and Keith are on site the week before the festival to assist with setting up the site and the closing down of the site.

As for the bottle of Jack Daniels and the camper van roof….. well that's another story for another day.



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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!

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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! ❤️
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