MORE than 4,000 people descended on Upton for the fifth annual Sunshine Music Festival this weekend.
The event saw scores of acts perform on two dedicated music stages as well as the variety village during the three days from Friday to Sunday (August 22 to 24).
The weather did not help the festival live up to its name, although the conditions were mainly dry for the entire weekend.
Organiser Steve High, said: “We had between 4,000 and 5,000 people which is fantastic and up on last year so we are very very pleased.
“All the arrangements went really well and the bands were excellent. It really was a great show we are so pleased.”
Already acts are lining up for next year’s event including ABC, Bad Manners and Chas and Dave.
The Observer has been giving tickets away over the last few months to lucky readers who answered correctly in this year’s competition.
One winner said: “It was just a brilliant event. It was a really great atmosphere and lots of people dressed up in costumes. Showaddywaddy was by far the highlight, it was packed and there were more people watching them than anyone else. The whole weekend was just brilliant and really professionally organised.”
Visit uptonfestival.co.uk to book early bird tickets for next years event.