Seth Lakeman completes Watchet Festival lineup

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Seth Lakeman

WATCHET LIVE FESTIVAL have announced that Seth Lakeman as the final addition to this year’s line up. The Devonian Folk singer, songwriter and virtuoso fiddler will perform on the main stage on Sunday night immediately before Big Country.

Seth joins an incredible 3-day line up which includes The Boomtown Rats, The Selecter, Blow Monkeys, Dr & The Medics, John Otway and many more.

Watchet LIVE is a not-for-profit family-friendly festival with amazing views of the stunning West Somerset coastline and beyond. Three live stages will host more than 50 live acts, bringing a wide range of high-calibre musical acts not normally found performing in West Somerset, at a very affordable price.

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 Boomtown Rats have been storming festivals since the ‘classic’ line up of Sir 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.

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.

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.

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.

Watchet LIVE is a not-for-profit family-friendly festival with amazing views of the stunning West Somerset coastline and beyond. Three live stages will host more than 50 live acts, bringing a wide range of high-calibre musical acts not normally found performing in West Somerset, at a very affordable price.

Published on 05 May 2015 by Ben Robinson

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