September 10, 2017
In Photos: Burnham-On-Sea BosFest hailed a big success in first year

Hundreds of people headed into Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (September 9th) to support the town's new 'BosFest' music festival.

Despite a day of showery weather, the entertainment event was be held across the town centre including Princess Street and Victoria Street plus the library, SS&L, Fairstart, The Ritz and The Princess Theatre.

As well as great music, there were comedians, story telling from local children's authors, dance displays, craft activities, performers and more.

Tanya Dyer, one of the team organising the event, told "It was a wonderful event with great live music and entertainment through the day for all tastes. The success surpassed our expectations and we thank everyone who came along and supported us in our first year."

On the main stage at The Princess, Stray (pictured top) headlined the day as well as Gaz Brookfield, Little Thief, Baraka, Villians, Last One Home and Reach.

At the Ritz there was a 'Comedy in your Lunchtime' slot two hours of laughs from comedians Tony Cowards, Ade Bowen, Richard Baum, Maggie Whitehouse, Richard James and Dorian Wainwright, then a full programme of live music with Bostockbreeze Band, Drop the Mic, Lady Garden, 4$ band, Tim Dean, The Rosie and Ieuan Cornish.

In Burnham-On-Sea Library, the audience enjoyed Nutty Noah - Family Entertainer, James Wilmot (Con of the Crannog Author), pupils from Priory School reading stories from their published book) plus Action Pussycat and Huw Powell (Space Jackers author).

In the Somerset Skills and Learning courtyard there were displays from local groups Step Inside (line dancing), North Somerset Samba, DanceFit Somerset, Punch and Judy, Ceri Plested (Bollywood Dancing), Ukelele Group and Sea Side Strummers, Punch and Judy, Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society, Salsa and Jive Dancing, B-Elite Martial Arts, and Burning Salsa.

There was also kids crafts in Fairstart, plus circus skills, stalls, street art tours by the organiser of Spray Jam, Becky Hewlitt, as well as local spray artists creating a piece on a wall at the Victoria Hotel.

The group behind the free-to-attend community are planning to return next year at the same time with a second festival.

North Somerset Samba performed stirring music next to Princess Street

Circus entertainers let children try out their skills through the day

Young visitors got a chance to try their culinary expertise at Fairstart nursery

Art and craft making proved popular at Fairstart nursery

All kinds of colourful creations were designed at Fairstart nursery

Pupils from Priory School were reading stories from their newly published book

Action Pussycat entertained young BosFest visitors in Burnham Library

Burnham's Step Inside performed a wide range of line dancing routines

B-Elite were in action in Burnham's Princess Street during the afternoon

The youngsters performed a wide range of martial arts in their routine

Gaz Brookfield from Bristol impressed the crowds at Burnham's Princess Theatre

Large crowds headed to Burnham's Princess Theatre to listen to the performers

The audience at The Ritz Social Club also enjoyed a full music programme

Stray headlined BosFest by performing a superb rock routine in The Princess

The audience was treated to a great line-up from Stray at the end of the day

BosFest's Mike Murphy and The Princess' Jessie Maddox enjoyed the day

Artist Damian Nicholson working on a new street art display in Princess Street

... and putting the finishes touches to his work at the end of the day

The U3A ukelele group entertained the audience with their strumming

Lady Garden performed a super line-up of songs at the Ritz

Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton was among the helpers enjoying the day

Burnham's leading up-and-coming group Drop the Mic ended the night at The Ritz

Drop the Mic performed a line-up of original and popular tunes

Also see:
What's on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge


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