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Watchet Live Festival – The Selecter announced as Friday night headliners for West Somerset fest

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The West Somerset Watchet Live Festival has announced The Selecter as Friday night headliners for this year’’s festival. They join a three-day line up which includes The Boomtown Rats, Big Country, Blow Monkeys, Dr & The Medics, John Otway and many more.

The Selecter are an iconic 2-tone Ska band. Fronted by the original singing duo of the legendary Pauline Black and ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson.

The Selecter’’s performance will feature all the classics such as Three Minute Hero, On My Radio and Too Much Pressure, alongside tracks from their incredible new studio album, Subculture.

The Boomtown Rats have been storming festivals since the ‘classic’ line up of Bob Geldof, Simon Crowe, Garry Roberts and Pete Briquette re-formed in 2013. With a huge back catalogue of Top 10 hits including Rat Trap (the first UK No.1 by an Irish band), Someone’s Looking At You, Banana Republic and of course the ubiquitous multi-million selling I Don’t Like Mondays, this is set to be the biggest Saturday night performance that Watchet Live Festival have ever hosted.

Sunday night’s headliners are Big Country. Formed in Dunfermline in the early 80’s the band went on to have a string of hits and four Top 10 albums, including 1984’s Steel Town, which went to Number 1.

Also headling the billing are 80’s New Wave legends The Blow Monkeys, the always entertaining Dr & The Medics, double-necked guitar wizard John Otway along with long-term collaborator ‘Wild’ Willy Barrett, Merry Hell, Tankus The Henge and many many more – and there is still one major main stage co-headliner yet to be announced.

Once again taking place on the August Bank Holiday weekend of Friday and – Sunday, August 30, Watchet Live Festival will showcase the very best music, food and entertainment from the Westcountry and beyond.

For more details and ticket prices, pop over to the Watchet Festival site.



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