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Hazy Days

Hazy Days Festival is a perfect fit for Thatchers.

We are to continue our growing support of music events by becoming a headline sponsor of Hazy Days, a brand new music and arts festival that will be staged in Weston- super-Mare from 8 to 10 July 2016.

With eleven venues in the town showcasing a huge variety of great music and artists over the weekend, Hazy Days is expecting upwards of 100 artists. The organisers are still finalising the line-up of events, and have been inundated with applications from performers from as far afield as the USA and Europe.

We will be showcasing our own Somerset Haze cloudy cider during the Festival, a naturally cloudy cider that was first launched last year and has gained a massive following, particularly in the South West.

The event will be the first of its kind in Weston, covering a diverse range of live music, contemporary art and performance, film & interactive workshops in a carnival-like atmosphere. The not-for-profit event will be supporting a variety of good causes,  including the ‘Weston Music & Arts Trust’ which works with young artists in the town and the surrounding areas offering the help they need to get that first step in their chosen path.

It is hoped the Festival will grow year on year and involve as many local musicians and artists as possible as well as talent from further afield. The organisers will be working closely with Weston College and its students in helping them develop and nurture their own talents over the weekend in a variety of roles from event management through to performance.

Martin Thatcher, managing director of Thatchers and fourth generation cidermaker says, “Weston-super-Mare is on our doorstep and so we were naturally excited and at the same time intrigued to hear of this new festival. The fact that it is not-for-profit and supports the Weston-super-Mare community is something we’re hugely supportive of. We already have strong links with Weston College, and this event will be an amazing showcase and experience for those who are able to get involved.

“Weston was put on the map last year with Banksy’s Dismaland. Hazy Days will help carry on this momentum in creating a carnival atmosphere for locals and visitors alike.

“It’s the first time Weston has ever held such a Festival, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it as cider and music definitely go hand in hand.”

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