The Wurzels to headline music festival

PUBLISHED: 09:00 08 July 2017

The Wurzels.

The Wurzels.


A music festival dedicated to a music genre born in Somerset 50 years ago will be held at a farm near Cheddar later this month.

The Scrumpy And Western Extravaganza will take place at Fernhill Farm, off the B3371 in Compton Martin, on From July 21-22.

Topping the bill on the barn stage are Somerset Music legends The Wurzels, who released the Scrumpy And Western EP in 1967 – creating a genre of music boasting cider-infused lyrics which celebrate everyday life in the West Country.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of the EP, the band will headline on the Saturday evening.

The Wurzels hit the top of the charts in 1976 with Combine Harvester, and just weeks later they released number-three single I Am A Cider Drinker.

They also released Bristol City anthem One For the Bristol City and Somerset County Cricket Club favourite Blackbird.

The Wurzels are famed for energetic live performances which leave the audience dancing and singing along with a cold cider in hand.

Other bands taking to the stage include Skimmity Hitchers, The Surfin’ Turnips, Scrumpy Swillers and Dorset Phil.

The event will feature an extensive range of locally-sourced ciders will be available to sample at the festival, as well as some classic Somerset produce.

Tickets for the festival, priced £7.50-39, are available online via

The Mercury has teamed up with the Scrumpy And Western Extravaganza to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a family ticket for two adults and two children to camp at the festival on July 21-22.

To enter the competition, simply answer the question below.

Send your answer, along with your name, address and telephone number to: Scrumpy And Western Extravaganza competition, Weston & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, or alternatively online by 10am on July 14.

By entering this competition you agree to be contacted by Archant.

Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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