YOUNG adults, carers, nurses and local bands came together to put on a festival at a Sutton Scotney hospice.

On July 6, the garden at Jacksplace was filled with tipis, stalls and colourful decorations for the first ever ‘Jestival’, hosted exclusively for the young adults staying there.

Live music was provided by a number of acts including Winchester band, The Moorside, who entertained the crowd with well-known indie-pop hits, as well as posing for photos with the spectators.

Play team leader, Huw Bromage, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved for making our first ever Jacksplace festival a success.

“The food was a particular highlight, cooked in our brand new BBQ hut in the Jacksplace garden by our wonderfully talented kitchen team, as was my glitter beard!

“We had brilliant feedback from the young adults at Jacksplace who really enjoyed the day, and particularly enjoyed the live music and all of the staff getting into the spirit, with festival dress code and glitter face paints.”

Portsmouth artist, Fugitive Orchestra, also rocked the crowd with his mix of beatboxing, singing, guitar and live-looping.

Stuart Goodeve, known as Singing Stu, who regularly plays music at the hospice, took to the stage.

Stalls, which were run by volunteers, sold candy floss, sweets and popcorn.

Festival-goers could also use a photo booth, a well-stocked bar, play fun fair games, use the massage therapy tent or have a makeover.