Radio stars head for harvest home

PUBLISHED: 13:30 15 July 2011

Dominic Byrne (l) and Comedy Dave as Folkface

Dominic Byrne (l) and Comedy Dave as Folkface


TWO of the most famous voices on national radio are set to hit North Somerset with their own unique approach to music.

Radio One’s Comedy Dave Vitty and Dominic Byrne, aka Folkface, will be performing at the Hewish, Puxton and Wick St Lawrence Harvest Home on August 6.

The duo, famous for their involvement in the station’s Chris Moyles Show, will be picking up guitars and headlining the annual charity bash.

On visiting the area for the first time, Dom said: “I’ve never been to Weston before which is why I’m so excited about it.

“Anywhere that has the word super in the title is a great place to visit in my opinion. Dave’s been a few times and likes it a lot, so I’m really looking forward to it.”

Asked why the duo had decided to head to North Somerset, the 38-year-old continued: “When you are as huge as Folkface you should get asked to play lots of gigs around the world.

“We haven’t actually been asked to play gigs around the world yet but I’m sure that will happen very soon. After a very successful appearance at Glastonbury Festival we thought the obvious next step would be Weston’s harvest home. It just seemed the right thing to do.”

Dave and Dom have been together as Folkface since 2005, and Dom described them as having a ‘folky, laidback and casual’ approach to music.

He said: “We’re pushing back the boundaries of live music. During our set it’s now commonplace for us to hold a raffle.

“Do Coldplay do raffles? Of course not and that’s because Folkface are better than them - fact.

“I’m hoping the people of Weston bring an open mind to the gig and if they do, they’ll love it. If they could also bring a spare tenner then they can buy a FolkFace T-shirt too - everyone wins.

“Look out Weston - Folkface are coming.”

A traditional harvest home lunch, priced separately at £15, will be served from noon, while from 3-5.30pm there will be children’s activities, entertainers, face-painting, donkey rides and sheep racing.

The evening festival runs from 7pm to midnight, and rock covers band Reoffender will be supporting Folkface.

The festival is based in a field behind Oxhouse industrial estate in Ebdon Road, Worle.

Funds from this year’s event will go towards Help for Heroes and the Great Western Air Ambulance, with tickets priced at £10 if bought in advance and £15 on the gate.

Tickets are available by calling 07805 745907 or from the Woolpack pub in St Georges.

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