FESTIVALGOERS enjoyed some fantastic live music and a warm community atmosphere at this year's Watchet Music Festival at Parsonage Farm.

The festival was headlined by Scouting For Girls and Belinda Carlisle, Scottish rockers The Fratellis and 80s jazz-funk outfit Level 42.

The Main Stage line-up also featured Alabama 3, Death of Guitar Pop, Odyssey, Dreadzone and The Wurzels.

Away from The Main Stage, ticketholders were treated to a range of up-and-coming and local acts on The Udder Stage and the Something Else Tea Tent.

Artists and attendees were blessed with warm and sunny weather at the festival, with the Welsh coastline clearly visible across the Bristol Channel.

On the festival's opening night, Scouting For Girls frontman Roy Stride described Watchet as “the most beautiful festival in the world”.

Other artists were equally impressed with the landscape, while many thanked the organisers and volunteers for being friendly and helpful.

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Hundreds of festivalgoers were spotted at the site in Watchet Festival merchandise from years gone by, showing its ability to bring people back year after year. 

It will be those guests who will have been most saddened by the news that the festival will be taking a break next year amid rising costs and other challenges.

Mark and Jackie Bale, who organise the festival, confirmed in July that 2023 will be a fallow year and encouraged attendees to make this year's the ‘best yet’.

The Watchet Live Community Interest Company, which organises the festival, will take the next year to “refocus and restructure”.

After another successful year, its members - and the music fans who help make the event what it is - will have another festival's worth of memories to see them through.