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24th-26th August 2018

About Us

Watchet Music Festival is run by Watchet LIVE Community Interest Company (C.I.C) who organise events in and around the town of Watchet West Somerset.


By staging such events the aim is to help make the town of Watchet a vibrant, diverse and lively place to live and visit for both residents and visitors alike. Staging events such as Watchet LIVE Music Festival and Watchet Carnival over numerous years it has helped generate income into the local economy and community.


Any profit made by Watchet LIVE is used to fund and provide free admission community events and is also donated to local groups or charities within the local area that that C.I.C recognises need help.


Over the past years money has been donated to:-


  • Elliotts Touch  A local charity who raise funds for research and cures for Mitochondrial Diseace in Children
  • "Stand Against Speed 4 Bethany" (A local young adult driving speed awareness course)  
  • Paid for a visiting artist to hold a flag design workshop at the local primary school. Which are displayed in the main Street in Watchet over the festival weekend and build up!
  • Funded Watchet Phoenix home alone Christmas dinners for the elderly of the town
  • Plus numerous donations and items purchased to groups and local good causes!  


More info on what a Community Interest company is can be found by looking on the following link


Quotes from the festival industry re Watchet LIVE Music Festival:-


Efestivals “Watchet is a lovely little festival” “one of the UK's most eclectic boutique festivals”


festival press reviews

Here some of the Watchet Festival reviews from the festival press:-


UK Festival Guide: -






Neon Filler: -

Review & photos


Keith’s Reviews: -


Please add your comments and photos etc to the festival facebook page!/pages/Watchet-Music-Festival/23624222102


Thanks again to all the festival goers, bands, artist, performers, traders, and staff for making 2014 the best year yet! Sign up to the festival newsletter to be kept up to date with announcements and early bird ticket offers.


Get Involved 

To help make the Watchet LIVE Music Festival continue to be one of the premier outdoor music festival events in the South West of England, we need the continued support of Volunteers. The great majority of those already working at the festival, prior to and during the weekend, are experienced Volunteers. Experience what it is like to work behind the scenes and contribute to another successful event, by giving your time and energy in assisting the Watchet LIVE Crew.


There are many benefits for you, including; free entry to Watchet LIVE run events, making new friends, learning new skills, developing skills you already have and the opportunity of working in a professionally run team. You could be part of the Watchet LIVE growing team of volunteers.

Prior to and over the Festival weekend, we require volunteers for a variety of roles. Some may not be glamorous or appear `Rock and Roll`, but never-the-less are vital to the smooth running of the festival. Here are a some of the roles we require:


  • Stewarding at various locations around the site.
  • Infrastructure Team members: helping build and dismantle the layout of the festival.
  • rubbish collecting.
  • on-site maintenance.
  • car park marshalling.
  • camping field marshalling.


Training and support will be given by a team leader or Festival official. If you have a specialist skill or have experience at working at an outdoor event then do let us know. To apply please send an email introducing yourself to


If you are 18 + years old, choose to volunteer with us, and are accepted then ..........

We require you to work a minimum of 6 hours per day over the festival weekend on shifts to be agreed beforehand. In return you will get a meal when on duty and entry into the festival over the weekend when you are not working.

In order to show good faith, you will be expected to pay a bond of £80 beforehand. This will be refunded after your hours have been completed











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