Musicians to perform at Clevedon Winterfest

PUBLISHED: 14:00 21 January 2018

JC Jones And The Lake City Coolers performing at last year's Winterfest.

JC Jones And The Lake City Coolers performing at last year's Winterfest.


A North Somerset pub will play host to a day-long music festival packed with artists from a mix of genres later this month.

Winterfest will return to The Salthouse Pub and Restaurant in Salthouse Road, Clevedon, for 11 hours of great music from 16 bands and artists across two stages.

The festival, now in its seventh year, will begin at 1pm with a performance by acoustic duo Mike Bullock and Bishop Turner who will play their own Simon And Garfunkel-inspired songs.

Quirky rapper and hip-hop artist Samantics will headline this year’s festival.

Hailing from Devon, he uses ukuleles, a loop station and various other instruments to create raw and honest rhymes.

Samantics helped launch Winterfest back in 2012 and has since gone on to perform at a host of festivals.

Other festival favourites are also returning for another year including King Tut’s Revenge, Flowerpot and Sam Evans who will play with his new band Verdisa.

Plenty of newly-discovered talent will also be introducing themselves to the Winterfest crowd.

The Atlantics will showcase their soulful take on rock-pop and Bristol-based three-piece The Black Museum will play some of the material from their self-titled 2017 debut album.

A Winterfest organiser said: “This incredibly popular annual curtain raiser is timed to rock away the Christmas and New Year festivities and launch all live music lovers into 2018 with a variety of great local bands.

“Winterfest is unique to Clevedon.

“It champions songwriters and showmanship of original music, many of which are signed on record labels, who write and record their own music and who tour and play outside the town they live in.

“One of these up and coming bands may be the next big thing.

“We like our musicians to be entertaining and exuberant.

“If you have an adventurous spirit, an open mind and love good live music there will surely be something on this huge lineup which you will love.”

All proceeds from Winterfest will go towards the MARLENS, a charity which helps maintain and develop Marine Lake.

Entry to Winterfest is priced £5 on the door.

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