THE first ever Life Music Festival will be launched at The Taunton Academy on June 23.

Organised by regional charity Stand Against Violence (SAV), The Life Festival will feature a mix of acts from across the UK performing on two stages - an outside acoustic stage and an indoor main stage at the Wellsprings Centre.

Topping the bill is headline artist Glenn Tilbrook, one of the UK's best loved musicians, well known for his worldwide Top Ten hits such as 'Tempted', 'Up the Junction” and 'Hourglass'.

Mark Morriss, lead singer of 1990s indie band The Bluetones, will also perform a mix of Bluetone hits, solo songs and covers, while Chris Helme, frontman of The Seahorses, will play a selection of his solo hits.

Other younger performers already dubbed as future stars include Manchester-based Hatty Keane, whose success in the 2010 Open Mic UK competition led to her being offered a management and development contract by Future Music and BGM Music, and Bulgarian born Ilona, who was invited to play at the Christmas light switch on in London's West End last November.

Another act to look out for is the up and coming Kyla La Grange who was compared to Florence and the Machine in a recent Observer review.

Proceeds from the event will go to SAV.

Adam Fouracre, Chairman and Founder of SAV, said: “We have been working closely with The Taunton Academy in the organisation of the event and to secure a variety of acts that will appeal to all ages. We are delighted to announce the final line-up includes famous performers alongside fresh, emerging talent whose dedication and young age will astound and inspire many.”

Family tickets bought in advance cost £10 and admit two adults and two children, while advance single tickets cost £5. All tickets are available through The Taunton Academy, Taunton Tourist Information Centre, and online at