THE 26th Newt Beer and Music Festival takes place over the weekend of July 7 and 8 at North Newton, between Taunton and Bridgwater.

This year’s event offers festival-goers 14 live bands and over 100 beers and ciders sourced from across the region.

Headlining the main stage on Friday night are Addicted to 80s, a four-piece band who bring all the classic hits from the decade of decadence to the festival.

Saturday afternoon sees the traditional Yard-of-Ale challenge held alongside a visit from the Break Beat Bandits Samba Band.

Somerset County Gazette:

Saturday night’s headliners are The Luminescence with their upbeat and varied repertoire featuring modern pop artists such as Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Maroon 5 to Ellie Goulding, Rhianna, Taylor Swift and many more. Beer and Cider drinkers will be able to choose from the widest and best selection of beers and ciders from local brewers and makers such as Sheppy’s, Exmoor Ales and the Fine Tuned Brewery who bring their Langport Bitter, Harmony and Sunshine Reggae beers.

Somerset County Gazette:

Tickets from £10 are available online at