POP superstar Olly Murs has been announced as the first headline artist for next summer's Live in Somerset concerts.

Known for performing sensational live shows and catchy pop classics, including ‘Grow Up’, ‘Heart Skips a Beat’ and ‘Troublemaker’, Olly will take to the stage at Vivary Park in Taunton on Friday, August 26, getting three nights of music started across the weekend.

He is the first artist to be announced for the Live in Somerset event, which makes its return after a Covid-enforced break.

There will also be shows on Saturday (August 27) and Sunday (August 28), with performers to be confirmed.

Les Kidger of LCC Live, the concert promoter for Live in Somerset, which has brought big names like Status Quo, Will Young, Jools Holland, Kaiser Chiefs, Paloma Faith, Sir Tom Jones and Billy Ocean, to Taunton over the years, is really looking forward to staging events again.

He said: “After a long absence, we can’t wait to get back to Vivary Park in Taunton to stage Live in Somerset. 

"It’s a highlight in our calendar, and next year, it’s going to be extra special! We’ve a couple of years to catch up on.

"We’re delighted to announce Olly Murs as the first headliner of the three evenings of live music.

"Olly is a born entertainer, and we love working with him. His enthusiasm knows no bounds, and we love the rapport he has with his fans. It’s going to be a great first night of Live in Somerset – come and join us.”

Les added: “We hope to announce the headline artists for the Saturday and Sunday evenings of Live in Somerset in the coming weeks. Watch this space.”

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday (September 24) via Ticketline (www.ticketline.co.uk) or from Taunton’s Visitor Centre on Fore Street.