Watchet Festival 2019 - Major line-up announcement

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WATCHET LIVE C.I.C, the organisers of WATCHET FESTIVAL are proud to announce a huge number of incredible acts for Watchet 2019.

Saturday night’s headliner is none other than Embrace, a band who need little introduction having released three Number 1 selling albums in the UK (two of which went platinum), and more than 15 Top 40 singles, including ‘All You Good Good People’, ‘Come Back To What You Know’, official England World Cup anthem, ‘World At Your Feet’, and the Chris Martin-penned ‘Gravity’.

Sheffield’s finest dance-rock act, Reverend & The Makers will being proceedings to a close on Sunday night. Fronted as always by high-octane frontman ‘Reverend’ Jon McClure, R&TM are one of the finest live acts around, having performed at thousands of venues worldwide, including the iconic Wembley Stadium (supporting Oasis). Their most recent album, ‘Death Of A King’ charted at number 11 - their 2nd highest chart placing, proving that they are as relevant now as ever before.

Former Joy Division and New Order bassist, Peter Hook returns to the Watchet main stage (along with his band, The Light), after a triumphant performance at the festival’s 10th Birthday ‘party’ in 2016. Also returning are much loved modern Cornish folk troubadours 3 Daft Monkeys, as will be - of course – Watchet Festival’s very own ‘house band’, The Wurzels.

Now led by Errol Brown doppelganger Kennie Simon, Hot Chocolate are one of the most successful bands ever to come out of the 70's. Featuring original members Pat Olive, Harvey Hinsley and Tony Connor, they are still performing today to audiences all over the world who love the band's distinctive sound, and classic hits including ‘So You Win Again’, ‘No Doubt About It’, and of course the only track to go Top 10 in the 1970s, 1980s AND1990s – ‘You Sexy Thing’.

Friday night’s headline act, alongside many other exciting artists are still to be announced!

Published on 20 January 2019 by Ben Robinson

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