September 2, 2018
Burnham-On-Sea's BOSfest arts and music festival hailed a success

Crowds of people headed into Burnham-On-Sea over the weekend to support the town's second BOSfest music and arts festival.

Saturday's event was held across the town centre including in Princess Street and Victoria Street plus at the library, The Ritz, The Princess Theatre and the Victoria Hotel.

And Sunday's live music acts performed infront of a big crowd in the Manor Gardens.

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

Tanya Dyer, who is organising the event, told "It was a very successful weekend for us with entertainment suiting all tastes. We thank everyone who came along, and a big thank you goes to all our wonderful volunteers who ensured it ran smoothly."

On Saturday, visitors enjoyed live music at The Princess that included local band Vermin, plus Funke and the Two Tone Baby, Nick Parker, local Pilton Party winners Some Villains and culminating in Black Water County.

The Victoria Hotel saw the likes of Nick Elswood reuniting with for Lone Sharkz bandmate Dave Gibson, Little Secrets, Recovering Satellites and Irie Fire and more.

During the day, Burnham's library hosted children's entertainment from Nutty Noah, poetry and local authors such as Francis Evesham and Sonny Topham and a number of fabulous Poets.

The festival also welcomed over 20 street artists including Andrew Burns Colwill, S P Zero and John D'oh, plus local artist Damian Nicholson among others. New street art was completed at the back of The Princess and around the town centre, including on the Tuckers Garage hoardings and on the side of the Victoria Hotel.

On The Community Stage, there was dancing to include Salsa and line dancers, singing with the Rock Choir, drumming including the Mendip drummers and lots more from local performers. Others include B-Elite, Back Street Stompers and Action Pussycat.

The Ritz also featured comedians including Charlie Baker who has appeared in Never Mind the Buzzcocks and The IT Crown and Noel James, a finalist on this year's Britain's Got Talent, plus compere Ade Bowen.

Fairstart Nursery also offered free children's crafts and activities through the day. And The Vape Escape hosted a number of Dj/electronic music sets from mainly local artists including Big Smokin Joe, Rob Bragg, B2B Tom Beech and others. There was also a street magician, Circus Skills performer, and a Kidzone alongside a range of stalls.


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