WATCHET Festival has completely sold out of tickets completely in advance for the sixth successive year.

With three iconic British bands; The Lightning Seeds, Embrace and Reverend & The Makers set to headline, alongside around 100 other acts including Sophie Ellis-Bextor, former Joy Division and New Order Bassist Peter Hook & The Light, Alabama 3 and Hot Chocolate, this year’s bill is undoubtedly one of the strongest in the festival’s 12-year history.

Organisers Watchet CIC are urging those who did not purchase tickets in time to exercise extreme caution if looking to buy via the secondary market, as scams (and excessive mark-ups) are commonplace.

Buyers and sellers are asked to only use the well regulated, face-value only, fan-to-fan site TWICKETS to conduct any ticket re-selling.

Friday night’s headliners are iconic Liverpudlian band, The Lightning Seeds.

Fronted by Ian Broudie they’ve achieved twelve Top 20 UK hits including ‘Pure’, ‘Change’, ‘Sugar Coated Iceberg’ and ‘You Showed Me’. Along with comedian David Baddiel, they also wrote a certain football anthem called ‘Three Lions’, which you might just possibly have heard of.

Born to a Blue Peter presenter and a film producer, Sophie Ellis-Bextor was immersed in showbiz from day one, so no surprises that she has become one of Britain’s best-loved celebrities.

Not only a multi-platinum selling pop superstar responsible for worldwide hit singles including ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’, ‘Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)’, Sophie is also a dancing sensation, having made it all the way through to the Strictly Come Dancing final.

Saturday night’s headliner Embrace, are a band who need little introduction having released three Number 1 selling albums in the UK, and more than 15 Top 40 singles, including ‘All You Good Good People’, ‘Come Back To What You Know’, and the Chris Martin-penned ‘Gravity’.

Sheffield’s Reverend & The Makers bring Sunday’s proceedings to a close.

Fronted by high-octane frontman ‘Reverend’ Jon McClure, R&TM are one of the finest live acts around, having performed at thousands of venues, including the iconic Wembley Stadium (supporting Oasis).

Now led by Errol Brown doppelganger Kennie Simon, Hot Chocolate features original members Pat Olive, Harvey Hinsley and Tony Connor, who are still performing to audiences all over the world. With classic hits including ‘So You Win Again’, ‘No Doubt About It’, and of course the only track to go Top 10 in the 1970s, 1980s and the 1990s – ‘You Sexy Thing’.

Watchet also welcomes back former Joy Division and New Order bassist, Peter Hook (along with his band, The Light), after a triumphant performance at the festival’s 10th Birthday ‘party’ in 2016. Also returning are much loved modern Cornish folk troubadours 3 Daft Monkeys, as will be - of course – Watchet Festival’s very own ‘house band’, The Wurzels.

Watchet Festival is a not-for-profit family festival with amazing views of the West Somerset coastline and beyond.