Burnham-On-Sea music festival BOSfest to launch in 2017
new Burnham-On-Sea music festival called BOSfest is to be launched
next year to replace the town's Folkfest, which will be going out
with a final farewell on September 3rd.
a decade of musical fun and frolics, the final Folkfest was held
last year but a special day-long music event is to be held at the
Princess Theatre on Saturday, September 3rd to raise money for good
by rockers Leatherat, pictured, there will also be performances
by the young White Stripes-like duo Little Thief. Longstanding Folkfest
favourites Hedgepig, featuring Rosie Eade, will also appear plus
ska mentalists Daft Folk, heavy duty mayhem merchants Shades of
Rock, plus Nick Elswood and a stripped-down version of Vermin.
event will run from 2pm until late with entry costing £5 for
an all-day wristband. Door proceeds will go to Burnham's Hillview
Junior Carnival Club, and bar takings will go to the new 'BOSfest',
a new music festival set to debut in 2017.
Folkfest Chairman Dom Wills, right, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"September 3rd will be Burnham's biggest and best gig of 2016."
very pleased to be supporting Hillview once again, and absolutely
delighted that people have had the courage and resourcefulness to
start up BOSfest."
wish them all the very best and we're convinced the people of Burnham
will support them just as they have always supported Folkfest. Folkfest
is dead... long live BOSfest!"
for the event on September 3rd will be as follows: 2pm: Daft Folk,
3.30pm: Shades Of Rock, 5pm: Nick Elswood, 6pm: Mervin, 7pm: Hedgepig,
8.30: Little Thief, and 10pm: Leatherat.
explained to Burnham-On-Sea.com last
November why Folkfest was being cancelled: "Basically,
we've lost too many of our key staff, burned-out by a decade of
hard unpaid work. While
Folkfest has been a wild success, too much work has fallen on too
as Burnham-On-Sea Folkfest 2016 is cancelled
on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge