WITH the sun shining and live music filling the air, visitors to Worcester enjoyed a summer festival atmosphere right in the heart of the city centre.

People flocked to South Quay on Saturday for the 'Festival at the Fountains', an event staged by Heart of Worcestershire College to showcase everything its students have to offer.

The festival ran from 11am until 3pm and highlights included live music from drummer Pete Hartley, bassist Conor Haye, guitarist Jack Thomas and vocalist Conor Hartley.

The group performed hits throughout the afternoon, delighting the crowds with favourite's such as Jet's 'Are you Gonna be My Girl' on a stage provided by Youthcomm Radio.

The festival is intentionally staged on the same day as the Worcester Motor Festival, to take advantage of the number of people in the city on that day.

Marketing assistant Dillys Watson said: "The festival is a really fun day and it is a great way to get everyone together.

"It was originally about putting some live music on to add to the classic cars and the whole idea developed from there.

"Having the event the same day as the Motor Festival really helps to draw in the crowds."

A host of stalls were in operation during the day, with a number of charities - including RSPCA, Leukaemia Care and the Air Ambulance Service - also represented.

There were also many stalls operated by Heart of Worcestershire College students, who also ran the catering for the day.

Careers advice was also on offer, with stalls showcasing the police cadets scheme, higher education opportunities, business and computing and hair and design.