ACTS from around the world and thousands of revellers descended upon Upton for this year's Sunshine Festival.

Around 5,000 people from across Worcestershire and afar paid a visit to the historic riverside town, which was brought alive by a range of music and comedy acts.

Entertainer's Keith Chegwin and Timmy Mallet performed for the crowds, as well as pop acts such as Showaddywaddy, Jimmy James and The Vagabonds, The Cheeky Girls and Britain's Got Talent sensations Bars and Melody all performed some of their biggest hits to the massive crowds across the weekend.

There were also a range of acts showcasing their talents at the variety stage, including ventriloquism, a brass band and a number of local acts to provide something for everyone.

Now in its fifth year, Steve High, public relations manager of the festival, says it has "grown and grown."

Mr High said: "This year's festival has been absolutely fantastic, so many people have come to all three days, which is just great.

"People have come from all over Worcestershire, and further afield too, which shows we must be going in the right direction and doing something right and we appreciate it hugely.

"This was our biggest festival yet. Our first festival, five years ago, only had around 1,000 people come, so to get around 5,000 shows that it's just grown and grown.

"All the acts have been great, and come from all over the world, so there is something for everyone here. We wanted to create a festival for the whole family to enjoy and hopefully we have done exactly that.

"Hopefully next year will be even bigger and better."

The Sunshine Festival ran from Friday, August 22, until Sunday, August 24.

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