TAUNTON'S Vivary Park is set to be transformed into a live music venue this week ahead of a series of high-profile shows.

Paloma Faith, Billy Ocean and The Kaiser Chiefs are headlining three Live in Somerset concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Claire Kidger of LCC Live, the concert promoter delivering Live in Somerset’s series of concerts, said: “Excitement is building in Taunton ahead of Live in Somerset, which will offer three evenings of live music concerts from an eclectic mix of artists.

"With just days to go until the shows, we’re delighted to be back in Vivary Park transforming it into an outdoor music arena.

"We’ve had a fantastic response to each of the shows, and due to production adjustments, we do have a small remainder of tickets available to see Paloma Faith, Billy Ocean and the Kaiser Chiefs.

"For those who have got a ticket to Live in Somerset, the shows are going to be great; and for those of you who don’t, you’d best be quick as tickets continue to sell well."

Concertgoers are being urged to arrive early for the shows, in a bid to avoid delays parking and getting through security into the venue.

Councillor Mark Edwards, Taunton Deane Borough Council’s events champion, said: “It’s a truly sensational line up of artists giving local people and visitors the chance to see these acts on their doorstep and making Taunton the destination for music lovers this summer.

“Vivary Park will make a glorious setting – and the weather forecast is looking good. I hope that everyone has a brilliant time and sees that Taunton can really host the best concerts.”