Day-long Burnham-On-Sea music gig will boost carnival club
Folkfest will be going out with a final farewell today (Saturday,
September 3rd) when a day-long music event is held in the town.
a decade of musical fun and frolics, the final Folkfest was held
last year but a special day-long music event is being held at the
Princess Theatre to raise money for good causes.
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.
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.
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!"
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