THE first acts have been announced for the 2020 Watchet Music Festival.

The popular music festival, which takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, has tickets on sale now.

The first acts announced include R&B singer Gabrielle, Ian Dury's backing band The Blockheads, and The South who are comprised of former members of The Beautiful South.

Other names on the first batch of artists announced include the band Toyah, fronted by Toyah Willcox, female folk rock duo The Sound of the Sirens, Westcountry folk band The Leylines, and rock band Hands Off Gretel among others.

The organisers will gradually be releasing the names of other acts performing in the coming months.

Gabrielle, 50, is best known for her string of hits in the 1990's and early 2000's including Dreams, Out of Reach, and Rise.

For more details visit the Watchet Music Festival Facebook page.