THE organisers of the successful Shindig Festival said they will “create something even more magical” to mark the event’s 10th anniversary in 2024.

Despite being midway through the get-out, the festival organisers have already launched Shindig Festival 2024 to meet demand.

Next year’s festival will take place from May 23 to May 26 at the same site, 10 years since Shindig started.

The team feel that 2024 is the perfect time to reflect on what’s happened, and what the next part of the Shindig story will look like.

Simon Clarke, festival director, said: “For our 10th anniversary we are going to try something new.

“We are going to bring back that intimate vibe we all loved so much – friends, and friends of friends.

“We are going to reimagine Shindig with our 10 years of knowledge and experience, to create something even more magical.”

Shindig Festival 2023 took place from May 25 to May 28 on the beautiful grounds of Dillington Estate in Ilminster.

With wall-to-wall sunshine and plenty of shade under huge trees, 10,000 revellers were able to enjoy over 140 music acts, cabaret, street performances, a parade and family entertainment across 12 venues.

The award-winning sculptures dotted around the site provided a picture-perfect backdrop during the day and became fiery, smokey Mad-Max’esque beacons during the night.

With more than 40 traders, festival-goers shopped, ate and drank to their heart’s content. Festival fashion was at its finest with Mad-hatters, March Hares and sequins aplenty.

The overall atmosphere was one of GOOD VIBES ONLY - something that Shindig works hard to achieve.

Huey Morgan went down a storm on the Thursday night with his familiar disco, soul, rap, and Latino beats; with Warmduscher and Erol Alkan bringing a new flavour to the festival on Friday night, going from indie rock to late-night grooves.

Shindiggers sailed into Saturday via a group comedy set, with Jonathan Pie leading the helm.

His suitably outrageous quips about middle-class festival-goers, social media addicts, and political figureheads set everyone off on the right dancing foot.

The evening brought an outstanding performance from headliner, Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge, with on-stage audience dance-offs and classics such as We Are Family, Greatest Dancer, Lost In Music and Thinking Of You, plus an emotional homage to the late Tina Turner who passed away the day before the start of the festival.

DJ Yoda made a special appearance with his classic hip-hop set.

Sunday saw a rare collaboration between uncle and nephew duo, Norman Jay MBE and Melvo Baptiste; with Dutty Moonshine taking its stomping crowd unapologetically into the midnight hour with live brass, keys, drums, digital beats and incredible vocals.

Other special moments included a surprise second wedding ceremony for Mike & George Healy.

The happy couple went down the aisle, underneath the festival’s much-loved Good Vibes sign, surrounded by friends.