The team at Outfield Festival once again pulled out all the stops to put on an incredible show for the people of Midsomer Norton and beyond.
Selling out by 5pm on Sunday, crews did an excellent job making sure punters of all ages were entertained throughout the day, with activities such as a coconut shy, arts and crafts and even a silent disco in the ‘Kids Field’ for younger festival goers, as well as lots of stalls selling goods such as festival hair accessories and braids, face painting and glitter makeovers.
Local businesses and charities were on hand to let people know about their efforts in the community; Truespeed hosted a stall giving away merch-filled goody bags, and Somer Valley FM were on hand to chat to the public about what they’d like to hear more of on the radio. The local station also had presence backstage, where lots of interviews with bands and artists took place following each set.
There was plenty of refuel opportunties available, with food vendors on site serving up a range of cuisines - tacos, sushi and burgers (a festival classic) were just some of the offerings that were there to be enjoyed. Sweet treats were available too - candy floss and popcorn went down a treat from the tuck shop, perfectly situated next to the children’s area.
The highlight for most though was of course the plethora of music that went on throughout the day. It all kicked off with Emma Webb, a local singer-songwriter who brought a chilled, acoustic set to ease people in to the day. Following that was Chevy Chase Stole My Wife, who donned colourful outfits and a fast-paced tempo. Next on the bill was Louis Cardozo, who teased an exciting new music video for us to keep an eye out for. Next came chaos and high energy from alternative rock band Galaxy Thief, who played a mixture of their own material, including an unreleased song, and sing-along classics from the likes of Blink 182 and The Killers. The Autumn Saints were next on the bill, who did an excellent job warming up the stage for the two headline acts.
Dodgy were the first of the dual-headliners to take to the stage as the evening fell darker. Under the setting sun, they played cult classics such as ‘Staying Out For The Summer and ‘Good Enough’, entertaining the crowds with top-tier banter and shout outs between song changes.
Then, The Hoosiers took to the stage, sporting fabulous double denim outfits and poppy hits that everyone enjoyed. The band played some new material ahead of their new album, recorded eight years on from their last, set to be released mid September. In an exclusive interview with Somer Valley FM, The Hoosiers dubbed the festival as one of their top three they’d ever played.
Somer Valley FM’s very own Seb Bailey closed out the show, shelling out high energy bangers in a DJ set that had crowds dancing off the last of their energy before curfew at 11:30pm.
View our gallery below to relive the day in pictures.
Chevy Chase Stole My Wife