ORGANISERS of Somerset's Samphire Festival have introduced a novel new ‘car scheme’ to help people get to the event - and launched a comedy competition alongside the initiative.

They are calling for people driving to the festival to do their bit for the environment and share the journey with others. 

The car-sharing scheme not only helps the planet (and saves pennies on petrol) but it also allows festival goers to channel their inner James Cordon and get involved with ‘Samphire Symphony’ - a mock up of Carpool Karaoke, a segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden in which Corden, the host of the show, invites famous guests to sing along to their songs with him whilst he is driving.  

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Co founder of the festival, Flora Blathwayt, said: “We love a good roadtrip and we want everyone to have fun on the way to the festival.

"All you’ve got to do is whack on a tune, get your lungs in gear and film yourselves singing your hearts out on the journey down.

"However embarrassing, send it over to us on Facebook (@SamphireFestival), Twitter (@Samphire_Arts), or on Instagram (@Samphire_Festival) and we’ll pick the best Samphire Symphony and give everyone in the car a free ticket to next years festival (we’ll also give you a crate of delicious Orchard Pig on site for your talent)."

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Entries need not be too long (one minute max) and they don’t want any driver’s filming themselves to ensure safety on the road.

To organise a cheap and cheerful lift to the festival, get involved and pop down where you’re driving / where you need a lift on their car share group on facebook via

Tickets for the festival are still available, via

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