THOUSANDS of people have attended one of the county's most anticipated festivals of the year this weekend.

The Sunshine Music Festival, in Upton-upon-Severn, kicked off a four-day celebration on Thursday, August 24.

Across five stages, a wide variety of acts performed for the crowds, including Ronan Keating, Marc Almond of Soft Cell and a lot more.

The event also had "the UK's largest inflatable land" for children, belly dancers, stunt shows, a big top full circus and a mountain bike display.

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There was also a food village for attendees to get refreshments and a kid's disco for younger attendees.

Steve High, of the Sunshine Music Festival, has been working hard over the last few days alongside the festival organisers.

He said: "It has been brilliant over the last few days and it has been great to see so many enjoying themselves.

"Ronan Keating was brilliant and gathered quite the crowd, but we have also had so many other great acts that are local to the area as well.

"It has been really good so far and we are already looking ahead to next year as well."

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The event also had some young performers, with teenagers Louie Tame and Henry Dauncey taking to the stage today to perform rock classics as their band 'Volta'.

Ruby Binning, age 10, was also wowing crowds whilst performing at the festival as a DJ.

Sunday's headline act is 10cc, a band that organisers secured on short notice after The Proclaimers were unable to attend.