WATCHET LIVE Music Festival got underway last night with a terrific set of performances to delight the thousands of people on site.

Each Bank Holiday weekend Parsonage Farm at the top of the hill overlooking the sea becomes transformed into the Watchet Festival site with colourful flags, dozens of stall holders and most importantly three stages of live music.

This is The West Country:

The weather was in stark contrast to last year which was cold, wet and particularly windy whereas last night's action was under the backdrop of a stunning sunset and clear evening, making for almost perfect festival conditions.

This is The West Country:

Hugh Cornwell, best known as the vocalist from The Stranglers from 1974 to 1980, took to the main stage and set the tone for an evening of cool and groove-filled rock music with hits such as 'Beaches', 'Nice n Sleazy' and 'Always The Sun'.

Next up on the main stage were The Alabama 3 (who it turns out are actually from Brixton), shortly after the sun had gone down.

This is The West Country:

They opened with arguably their most famous song, 'Woke Up This Morning', which many will recognise as the theme music from HBO's landmark TV series The Sopranos.

Their laid-back fusion of country music and acid house was a hit with the Watchet crowd and had lots of people dancing.

The main headliners were The Lighntning Seeds who played a number of their anthemic hits including 'Lucky You', 'Pure and Simple' and finished with the greatest football pop song of all time - '3 Lions' which had every festival-goer singing their hearts out.

A brilliant opening night and setting a high standard going into the weekend.

Today will see the likes of Hot Chocolate, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Embrace perfoming and what should be another sunny jam-packed day of music.