A third annual Music and Arts Festival is happening on Saturday June 1, between 1pm and 8pm.

Following two previous successful events, Midsomer Norton Community Trust volunteers have again organised a full afternoon of live music and art. The free event takes place in the Town Park, centred around the amazing amphitheatre.

A strong line-up of bands from the South West includes local band Spaghetti Mountain, who are headlining and closing the event, with The Pecadillos, Call the Shots and The Brass Junkies keeping everyone entertained throughout the afternoon.

Supporting these established bands are up-and-coming performers from Bath City College, and MNSP Club Rock. The PA and sound management will be provided by Serenity Audio, who have done a great job at previous town events.

The Art marquee will house several artists running a variety of workshops suitable for all. There will also be displays of artwork from local schools, individuals and groups, and lots of other free creative activities to keep you busy.

Several vendors will be selling hot and cold food, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks throughout the event. There will also be a variety of information and community stalls for you to visit, and activities including bouncy castles, graffiti demonstrations and activities and lots more.

The Midsomer Norton Community Trust is grateful to all the sponsors and donors, without whom the team wouldn’t be able to run the event. This year, Backhouse Housing, Midsomer Norton Town Council and Litfibre are the main sponsors, with Mendip and District Round Table providing further much-appreciated funds.

The Community Trust said: “We are very grateful for a generous donation which has ensured the event can take place.”

Trustee Martyn Plant added: “We are really excited about the performers we have booked this year. It is wonderful to see young performers playing alongside established acts that people know and love. We are all looking forward to bringing the local community together to enjoy a brilliant day of music and art.”

...And that’s not all! There will be another fantastic Art Trail display between May 25 and June 8. This time the theme is ‘food’, and the Midsomer Norton Community Trust are planning to hang lots of paper plates with drawings, paintings, collages and models of food and meals on them in shop and business windows.

Organiser Martyn Plant said, “It is always a joy to see how creative people in the area are and to see their work displayed in public like this. At the Christmas Art Trail, we displayed hundreds of artworks around the town.”

The Community Trust said: “We are really appreciative of the support of local businesses, and the schools and groups that get involved.”

To find out more about the Arts events, or to acquire paper plates for the Art Trail, visit the Midsomer Norton Community Trust website: mnct.co.uk or the Midsomer Music and Art Festival Facebook and Instagram pages. Alternatively, you can email: [email protected] or call 01761 419133 or 07903 951168.