Several Burnham-On-Sea bands will be taking part in a popular music festival when it returns to Cheddar this summer after a two-year break.

The ‘Sat In A Field Festival’ runs from 3rd-5th August and will be back at its spiritual home at the foot of the Mendip Hills.

From what started back in 2012 as a small gathering to celebrate a 40th birthday, the festival has grown bigger each year and is now well known in the area for its friendly, welcoming atmosphere, fantastic music and great kids entertainment, as well as fundraising for charities.

Previous years have seen the festival raise over £20,000 for the likes of Myeloma UK, Somewhere House, Childrens Hospice (Wraxall) and the Nikita Jade Disability Trust.

The team behind Sat In A Field say they are true believers in supporting local talent and this year have put together a strong line-up of local acts alongside a host of more established artists.

The headline acts for the main stage this year are 90’s Britpop legends ‘Space’, festival favourites ‘Doctor And The Medics’, and Bruce Foxton’s ‘From The Jam’.

Burnham’s ‘Some Villains’ will be among the groups taking part

There is a new dance tent this year called The Foundry which will be headlined by ‘Dr Meaker’ with his full live band, turntable wizard ‘A.Skillz’ & the man behind the famous Altern8 mask of the early 90’s ‘Mark Archer’, as well as the Great SIAF Silent Disco Soundclash taking you through to the early hours.

Other acts over the weekend include ‘Doc & The Headshrinkers’, ‘Brad Dear’ & ‘The Blue Horizon’ headlining the acoustic stage with over 100 acts performing on all the stages across the weekend, including Burnham band ‘Some Villains’, rappers ‘Big Smokin’Joe’ & ‘Ryder MC’ and Burnham-based DJs ‘SK2’ & ‘Maestro’, ‘Si Dodd’, ‘Smithy’, Shaun Keen’, ‘Uncharted DJs’, ‘K13’, ‘Timmy D’ & ‘Tommy Gun’.

There will also be plenty of fun and games for the kids too in the ‘Fuzzy Monkeys’ area with live entertainment, craft workshops, kids activities and bouncy castles, all free of charge.

There is also a new area for 2018 called ‘The Living History Village’ which will play host to an array of historical re-enactments courtesy of some fantastic Viking, Saxon, Roman, Egyptian and Medieval re-enactment societies, with drill displays and demonstrations on the hand, plus crafting skills from centuries gone by.

The festival runs from 3rd-5th August with full camping on site. Moderately priced tickets are available now from www.satinafield.com/tickets. For more information & the full line-up of acts see www.satinafield.com.