Somerfest 2019 date for the diary is June 15th,  Enjoy and experience one of Somerset’s largest free outdoor arts festivals with a programme of outdoor theatre, music, dance, circus, sports, green crafts, children and family activities, fabulous Somerset food and drink. There is something for everyone to enjoy and take part in.

June is also set to be a fabulous month of festivals and events. Taunton hosts the ICC Cricket World Cup when the carnival of cricket comes to Taunton. Its a busy month with lots to see and do.

Here are some of the festival highlight’s

Somerfest 2018 Highlights 

We were delighted to have Avanti Display, Fraser Hooper. Streetlinkz Creative Youth as well as over 100 fabulous talented artists. Somerfest 2018 – 100 artists – 80 shows – 6 sites to audiences of over 15,000 people.



Somerfest 2017 Highlights 

We were over the moon to have Lords of Strut,  Bingo Lingo, Lekan Babalola, The Strong Lady, Fuse Circus & Aerial artists, Big Noise Street Band and over 120 fabulous talented local and international artistes.



Somerfest was inspired by LOCOG 2012, Summer Cultural Olympiad Games, sports and arts legacy and instigated by Cllr Mark Edwards. The festival is organised and creatively produced by Fuse Somerset Outdoor Arts and commissioned by Somerset West and Taunton Council. 

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Fuse are funded by Arts Council England and develop outdoor arts projects in Taunton and across Somerset with artists, young people, community groups and  making arts accessible to all ages. We want everyone to have the opportunity to take part and see some of the worlds most talented artists and take part in our projects and events.

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How do we do this ? The festival is free to attend but not free to produce. The Fuse team work hard behind the scenes throughout the year raising funds to bring Taunton a spectacular international free outdoor festival and providing school, youth and community projects year round working with people of all ages and abilities.


We need your support by contributing into the hat after the shows or contact us for sponsorship information or take part and help at the festival or events and be part of the team.

Stay in the loop with our commission opportunities, advertising, sponsorship, stall and activities information, Emerge programme, youth and community projects.

We are so excited this year with an incredible line up of great shows, live music and Somerset arts, crafts, food and drink.  Something for everyone to enjoy.

We look forward to seeing you at Somerfest 2019


Telephone :  01458259638           M: 07866771601


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With Thanks to


Somerset West and Taunton Council

Supporting the festival since 2012

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Supporting Fuse for the arts and culture programme, youth and community projects and supporting exceptional talented artists


With thanks to all the festival supporters

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