SOMERSET bands are thrilled to be warming up for rock legends Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel at a new music festival in East Huntspill.

Somerset’s newest festival, Music in the Meadow, sees Yeovil bands Storm and Daytona, Castle Cary’s A Cunning Plan, Twerzels (the West Country’s finest Wurzels Tribute band) and Luna-C from Wedmore, taking to the stage to support Steve Harley and his band. Punk icon Toyah Willcox will also play at this all-day family event at Secret World Wildlife Rescue near Highbridge in Somerset.

Event organiser Keith Weston said: “We’re so excited to have these great local bands playing at our first ever music festival.

"There’s a real buzz in the air about Music in the Meadow, tickets are selling well and we can’t wait to welcome music lovers and families to this all-day event on 10 September.”

Paul Smith from Daytona said: “We are a fun loving and dynamic rock and soul band from Somerset and we can’t wait to get the party started at the wonderful Secret World Wildlife Rescue music festival.

"We were so pleased to be asked to be a part of this great day, and to be on the same bill as such world renowned artistes as Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, and Toyah Willcox, is a landmark occasion for us and one we won’t forget in a hurry”.

Luna-C’s Ali Cox, who also works in the fundraising team at Secret World, said: “I am so proud to be opening the first ever music festival for Secret World and it will be amazing to say we have played at the same event as Steve Harley and Cockey Rebels!”

Doors open at 12 noon. Get your tickets at – £20 for adults, £10 for under 16s and free for under 5s.

Tickets are also available in person from the Secret World gift shop at the charity’s main site in East Huntspill, or from the Secret World charity shop in Burnham-on-Sea.

Music in the Meadow will be held at Secret World Wildlife Rescue, New Road, East Huntspill.