A FEEL-GOOD music festival in aid of causes ‘close to home’ hits Highbridge on May 24-25.

Summerset Live’s organisers at the Oaktree Park are planning a musical scorcher of live talent, with a total of 22 bands and artists set to perform and a colourful festival market.

The weekend will drum up funds for BARB Search and Rescue and the Somerset Community Foundation, which has co-ordinated the Somerset Flood Relief Fund, supporting those hardest-hit by the floods.

Among the acts playing across the weekend, spanning indie-rock to pop and ska, are The Fallen Apples and Snappa, The Mangled Wurzels, and Q magazine-rated band Firekind.

Sun Dog Days and North Petherton band The Thatchers are to appear, along with alternative blues from Ronin, Weston band The Jeylines, Shoot The Moon, Talk Show Hosts and Oas-is.

A Food Village will be on site for hungry ticket holders, with rich pickings from a hog roast, pizza and freshly-ground coffee, and a colour-filled festival market is also expected to pitch up.

Music workshops, including with professional beatboxers Boxabeat UK, are also planned.

Limited tickets are available and cost £20 for the weekend or £25 for a weekend ticket with camping at summersetlive.com