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Watchet Music Festival Live 2019

Behind the Scenes

Meet the Watchet Wombles

Colin Burnett leads a team of very keen volunteers who manage the waste clearance and disposal on the festival site. I met with Colin and some of the volunteers at Watchet Football Club to talk with them about the work they carry out behind the scenes at the Festival.

Colin became involved with the festival about ten years ago when the site moved from East Quay Watchet to the current site at Parsonage Farm on the edge of Watchet. The Waste Management team is made up of Colin Burnett, Lisa Duffield, Andrew Duffield, Dean Thompson, Helen Jones, Paul Sawatzki, James Sawatzki and Daniel Perkins.

Spending time with the volunteers gave a real insight into the tremendous work they carry out. Clearance of the festival site starts while most of us are still catching up on sleep after a night of music and entertainment. The team start work at 7.00am clearing litter, emptying bins and transporting waste to the skips, all being well they will finish about 9.30 am. An afternoon shift checks the festival site bins and dumpy bags and another sweep of the site takes place during the evening. All waste removal is contracted to Exmoor Skip a local company. The waste is separated and sorted so maximum recycling is carried out.

Campsites are also checked and bin bags are left at tents and camper vans for festival goers to use to collect their rubbish.

The team said “The festival people are great they do their best to keep the campsites clean. They also donate their tinned/packet food to the local food bank at the end of the festival which helps those in need”.

Q I asked the team “What do you get from volunteering?”

A We love volunteering, we would do it every weekend. As a team we have a lot of fun and laughter. We really appreciate the thanks we get from people at the festival for the work we carry out. It’s great to be able to give something back to our community.

Q Where did the name the Watchet Wombles come from?

A The name came from the Doonicans. The Barsteward Sons of Val Doonican have a great Watchet Womble following. This is also the band the team are most looking forward to seeing in 2019 and this is a unanimous decision. Andrew is also looking forward to seeing Alabama3.

Q Any stories to tell about things you have seen while working?

A What goes on at the festival stays at the festival! Colin in a wheelie bin, oh and the naked lady who popped out of her tent to ask what time is it?

Hats off to the waste management team for their time, effort and hard work, all part of what makes Watchet Music Festival so good. AC



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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.

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I'm in....2 tickets please.....😎

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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

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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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