Burnham-On-Sea’s annual music and performing arts festival, BOSfest, is underway in the town centre this weekend. 

After the success of last year’s festival, the BOSfest team are bringing the free entertainment event to Burnham on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September.

There will be live music taking place in a number of venues in the town centre, plus street art displays, poetry readings, comedy, kids entertainment and more.

Organiser Tanya Dyer said: “Bands Citrus Fox and Rogue are among the locals represented in this year’s music line-up, which also includes Miss Kill, Healthy Junkies and headlining in The Princess, kickin’ Ska party band Imperial Leisure.”

“In the Ritz we will have Tim Dean, and Eastertown with the fabulous Gaz Brookfield headlining and more.”

“In the Manor Gardens on Sunday we will have a wonderful swing band Ellie Moonshine and the Prohibition Band, Recovering Satellites, Dry White Bones, the incredible musician Nick Harper and fantastic fun Bhangra Band R.S.V.P.”

“We also have some fantastic local groups on our community stage, including the Rock Choir, B-Elite, Step Inside and Taylor Topham to name but a few.”

“In the library we will have local crime writer Damien Boyd, childrens entertainer Lucy Lost-It and childrens’ author Sonny Topham.”

“In BOS Interiors Coffee Cake & Curtains, we will have our Poets, both adults and children, led by Becky Lyons with Richard Curtis, Janine Wharmby and others. We’re always amazed at the talented writers we have right here in our own area. It’s not all sonnets either, some true belly laughs to be had, make sure you pop in, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.”

“The Vape Escape will play host to some of our best homegrown Electronic music presented by Oktober Klub with SK2 + MAESTRO John Johnson, Rob Bragg and more.”

“Also in the Gatsby Lounge of the Ritz we will have our Teatime Comedy with comedians Tom Glover, Rob Hughes and Robert Perry. Kiam, our always popular Circus Skills lady, will be there on the Saturday and Mo the Bubbleman will appear on Sunday as well as some lovely stalls on both days.”

“Last, but by no means least, we are privileged to be welcoming back the street artists. SP Zero, Andrew Burns Colwill, John D’oh and many more who will be joining our very own Dammo to create some amazing artwork throughout the town.”

“All in all, it will be a massive bumper line-up and it’s all completely free, but if you buy our Event Guide available by download and printed form, containing full listings and times for all the venues and information about all the performers, it will really help us ensure the future of this event.”

“Before we’ve even put a single act on, it costs over £5,000 just to set up so every little helps we will also have collection buckets on the day, so any spare change is very appreciated.”

More details are online at bosfest.co.uk.


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