20th March 2019

Scouting for Girls to open for Will Young at Somerset Rocks in Taunton

British pop band, Scouting for Girls, have been confirmed as Will Young’s special guest when he performs at Somerset Rocks at Vivary Park on Saturday 27 August.

The trio, made up of Roy Stride (piano and lead guitar/vocals), Greg Churchouse (bass guitar) and Peter Ellard (percussion) have had great success since forming in 2005, having sold over two million records, received four BRIT Award nominations and had four top ten hits.

Scouting for Girls, known for hits such as She’s so Lovely will open Will Young’s show in Taunton on the second night of Somerset Rocks, a three-evening live music event.

Status Quo perform on the Friday night (26 August) and Jools Holland, with support from Red Sky July, take to the stage on Sunday 28 August.

Somerset Rocks is being hosted by St. Margaret’s Hospice in partnership with LCC Live, in a bid to raise awareness and funds for the Hospice.

Roy Stride of Scouting for Girls, said:

“We’ve been on the road a lot over the last few months and are excited to be performing at a number of festivals during the summer including at Somerset Rocks.

We really enjoy performing live shows, especially outdoors, and are look forward to entertaining our fans in Taunton in August.”

Les Kidger, Director of LCC Live, said:

“Scouting for Girls has had great success over the last decade and they are a welcome addition to the Somerset Rocks line-up.

As the support act for Will Young, the band will start the evening’s entertainment in style, creating a festival-type feel.

Ticket sales remain strong for Somerset Rocks. Whilst tickets to Status Quo are sold out, there is availability for tickets to Will Young and Jools Holland.

However, having added Scouting for Girls as Will Young’s special guest, we expect demand for tickets to be high.”

Ann Lee, Chief Executive of St. Margaret’s Hospice, said:

“We’re absolutely thrilled with the line-up of artists performing at Somerset Rocks.

When we started off planning Somerset Rocks 2016, we had high aspirations, but never did we think we would be welcoming Status Quo, Jools Holland, Red Sky July and Will Young with support from Scouting for Girls, to Vivary Park.

With three months to go until Somerset Rocks, there’s plenty to be done in ensuring this is a family friendly, fun weekend of live music.

But, we can’t forget the main motivation for the event – helping to make each day count for our patients.

So, thank you to those who are supporting Somerset Rocks and to those who haven’t already got tickets, you’d be best be quick!”

Tickets to see Will Young with support from Scouting for Girls are available online by visiting www.ticketline.co.uk, by calling 0844 888 9991 or from St. Margaret’s Hospice shops in Somerset.