Following months of anticipation, Somerset Rocks took place over the Bank Holiday weekend and rocked the socks off Taunton, all in aid of St. Margaret’s Hospice!

Thousands of people flocked to Vivary Park in Taunton for this three-evening music event which was aimed at raising funds and awareness of St. Margaret's Hospice. The weather held for a warm and sunny weekend that truly added to the festival feel.

The weekend kicked off on Friday night with Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel before the main act, Status Quo, took to the stage to get Somerset rocking. Saturday saw Philippa Hannah and Scouting for Girls warm up the crowd before Will Young gave a spectacular show that included a string of well-known hits, covering the crowd in confetti, and even Will stripping down to just his boxer shorts! To wrap up an incredible weekend on the Sunday, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra got Taunton boogy-woogying with guest vocalists including Ruby Turner.

St. Margaret’s CEO, Ann Lee, said “On behalf of all the patients, carers, staff and volunteers I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who was involved in making Somerset Rocks such a success. The atmosphere was electric, and the artists as well as the audiences on all three nights were spectacular.

“Thank you to all our sponsors, supporters and everyone who helped in any way. This event was amazing and really brought our community together – we are looking forward to planning the next one now.

“We’re still counting and hoping that the event will enable us to reach our target of paying for a day of hospice care.”

Keep checking up on our Facebook page and website for when we announce the final total raised and, if you'd still like to donate, please text MARG16 £2 to 70070. Plus, take a look at our photos from the weekend here, and check out our video from Friday night here!

Thank you to the following companies for supporting St. Margaret's over the weekend: