A MUSIC festival was fun for all the family and drew in crowds in their thousands for the big bank holiday boogie.

Mello Festival at Quay and Pattern Meadow in Upton over the May Bank Holiday weekend featured big names including the likes of Blue and Fleur East.

The focus was also very much on family fun with archery, golf, inflatable and circus games and a chance for the stars of the future to shine.

Among the hopefuls was Ruby Binning, 10, who was a DJ at the 'Ruby Roo Popshow' in the Kids Zone.

Her dad Forrest 'Foz' Binning said: "The festival has been really, really good. This areas is just about the kids."

Steve High, public relations manager for the event, said this was the third year it had taken place and it was growing in popularity.

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"The weather has been fantastic. We have been blessed by it and we needed it because the ground had been so wet," he said.

Running from Friday until Sunday, Mello had a line-up to suit every taste from the Hoosiers, Reef and Huey Morgan to Driffta, Lady Marga MC, Cassa Jackson, Aston Merrygold and Blue. 

The momentum carried forward into Sunday with the Leylines, Dodgy, Rebecca Ferguson, Fleur East and Brand New Heavens.

The Reggae and Rum stage was an interesting addition to the mix with acts like Kingsley and the Big Fish Band, Ruff Trade, Troy Ellis and His Hall Jamaica Band, Rootstone, Irie Fire and the Manor. 

Steve Kaos, the circus entertainer, proved a hit as people of all ages enjoyed juggling, trying their hand on a unicycle or the hula hoop.

In total Mello had 40 traders and eight charity stalls. Michael Lawrence (Captain America) and Allen Spatcher (Thor) of the 'Avengingers' added a super-charged dimension to their fundraising for St Michael's Hospice in Hereford.

The hospice cared for Mr Lawrence's mum in her last days and is a charity close to his heart. The pair hoped they would raise at least £1,000 for the hospice.